Anti-Semitism: the World’s Oldest Hatred with Rabbi Mark Winer
Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29 (NO CLASS OCTOBER 1, 8 and this series will continue in November)
12:00 pm– 1:00 pm
Schaefer Family Campus
Rabbi Winer will take us on a journey to examine the sources of prejudice in human nature, in culture, and in different personalities. Just as all human beings are bundles of neuroses, all human beings are bundles of prejudices. Just as we attain greatest mental health in dealing with our neuroses, healthy relationships result from confronting prejudices openly. Using Deborah Lipstadt’s recently published Anti-Semitism Here and Now as our inspiration we will look at this painful topic.
Rabbi Mark Winer was born in Utah, raised in Texas and graduated from Harvard with high honors. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC-JIR,New York) and received a Ph.D from Yale with highest distinction in Sociology, Contemporary Jewry, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Religion, and Social Psychiatry. Rabbi Winer has served as a Reform rabbi for 50 years - 28 years in the New York area, 13 years in London, and 9 years retired in Boca Raton. He was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to be a Member of the Order of the British Empire for “interfaith dialogue and social cohesion in London and the UK” and is the only American-born rabbi in British history to be appointed to the “orders of knighthood."