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Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism

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Volumes Bookcafe: 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60622

While not technically a JVP-Chicago event, join us June 13th as we welcome back Rabbi Brant Rosen in conversation with his co-contributor Ben Lorber to the new book RECLAIMING JUDAISM FROM ZIONISM: Stories of Personal Transformation.

This new text is a collection of personal narratives from forty different Jewish activists and scholars. Brant and Ben will be discussing their contributions to the text, as well as the conversation surrounding the topic as a whole.

Rabbi Brant Rosen, author of Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity, is a Chicago-based rabbi, blogger, and social activist. He is currently the director of the American Friends Service Committee Midwest office and co-chair of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council. In 2014, Rosen, who had lengthy previous experience as a congregational rabbi in Evanston, IL, co-founded a social-justice focused congregation called Tzedek Chicago.

Ben Lorber is a writer, organizer, and musician. In the past, he has organized for racial and economic justice in Chicago, and for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. His writing explores Jewish identity, radical Jewish history, antisemitism, Israel/Palestine, and related issues. He lives in Chicago with his partner and his two cats. Ben blogs at doikayt.com and makes music at narrowbridge.bandcamp.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be on hand for purchase.