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Jewish Perspective on Economic Inequality
The Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), with the support of several local Conservative and Reform congregations, will be conducting a series of programs examining Jewish perspectives on economic inequality.
"Judaism has a great deal to teach us about a society's responsibility regarding economic justice and meeting the needs of all," said Rabbi George Stern, JSPAN's president. "We intend to better understand that tradition as well as how we reached the current situation in which there is a shrinking middle class, more real poverty among the poor, and ever increasing wealth held by 1 percent of our population."
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Dr. Benjamin Peck, Federal Affairs Manager for Demos, a progressive public policy organization in Washington, D.C., will discuss Jewish and social policy perspectives on inequality.
Additional programs regarding how economic inequality impacts health care, pre-college and higher education, employment, housing, women and minorities, and even the justice system are being planned for later in the year.
The program is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and reservations are requested.