The Environment as a Bridge to Peace in the Middle East

Top Pick November 28, 2017 Boston Free
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Founding Arava Institute faculty member Rabbi Michael Cohen will share his experiences and insights into how the Arava Institute has advanced cross-border environmental cooperation and discourse. This institute is an environmental and academic institution in the Middle East, dedicated to preparing future leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to cooperatively solve the regional and global challenges.

Rabbi Michael Cohen is a longtime environmental activist who, while in high school, co-founded the first recycling center in Ewing, New Jersey, in 1976. He is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first full-time rabbi of the Israel Congregation in Manchester Center, Vermont. Since 2000, he has divided his time between Vermont and Kibbutz Ketura, Israel. Writing extensively about the environment and the Middle East peace process, he is the author of Einstein’s Rabbi: A Tale of Science and the Soul. Rabbi Michael is a visiting faculty member at Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action, teaching classes on conflict resolution and aspects of biblical studies.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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