Beth Am Welcomes Our Second Akselrad Speaker, Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish
Following the service, during which Rabbi Dr. Kronish will speak, there will be a dinner and a question and answer period with our guest. To sign up for the dinner and discussion, download, complete and return the registration form by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 to Sheba Solomon in the synagogue office.
Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) since 1992, Rabbi Dr. Kronish has also been the Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations since April 2011. He has lived in Jerusalem for the past 33 years, and is a noted educator and speaker who lectures to a wide variety of groups in Israel, including officers in the Israel Defense Forces, teachers and visiting Jewish, Christian, and other interfaith groups. He has also been a scholar-in-residence at universities and communities across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Educated at Brandeis University (BA), Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (Doctorate in Philosophy and History of Education), Rabbi Dr. Kronish has published articles and essays on Jewish politics, faith communities and the peace process, as well as educational, cultural, and contemporary issues in America and Israel. He has represented ICCI at the Vatican and at many international meetings and conferences, and is frequently consulted by media representatives for background information and briefings.
Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish is the editor of Towards the Twenty-first Century: Judaism and the Jewish People in Israel and America, an anthology in memory of his father, Rabbi Leon Kronish. In addition, he has recently edited two books of essays: Toward the Third Millennium and Pilgrimage in a New Millennium. Rabbi Dr. Kronish lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Amy.
The Rabbi Akselrad (z”l) Lecture Series honors our beloved rabbi’s memory while carrying out the legacy he created, by highlighting today’s leaders of social justice, ethics and human relations.