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Sunday, February 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chicago Sinai: Inspiring Reform for 150 Years

Is there a congregation in America that still practices true Classical Reform Judaism? There is one in our city--Chicago Sinai Congregation. One of the very first Reform congregations in the nation, the first in the western states, and the first American congregation to have its origins as a Reform congregation, Chicago Sinai upholds the Classical Reform tradition, a tradition more liberal than the commonly practiced Mainstream Reform of today. In the documentary "Chicago Sinai: Inspiring Reform for 150 Years," we examine how Sinai's leaders - from rabbis like Emil Hirsch (the most influential rabbi in America in his day) to members like Julius Rosenwald (who endowed Tuskegee University and more than five thousand schools for African-American children throughout the country) - put the ideals of Classical Reform to the service of social progressive action in fighting poverty, labor inequity, and racism. (T)


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Ted Naron

Ted Naron is an award-winning filmmaker who has been a member of Chicago Sinai Congregation since 1998. He is a member of the board of the congregation and teaches Jewish History in its religious school.

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 605 Tower Floor 6