SAVE THE DATE!
What: The B’nai Or Montreal Community Shul and Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights will be co-hosting a Human Rights Shabbat on December 6th, 7pm
Location: Kellert Hall, Snowdon YM-YWHA, 5400 Westbury Avenue. Free but donations accepted.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 514-489-5651
Human Rights Shabbat is a moment of celebration, a yom tov for human rights. Over 100 communities around the world will come together on this Shabbat to recognize the connection between Jewish values and human rights, and pledge to manifest the value ofk’vod ha-briot - human dignity – in our world. Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights and B’nai Or Montreal are pleased to be co-hosting this Kabbalat Shabbat honouring the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the context of the connection between Jewish values and human rights challenges of our day.
About B’nai Or Montreal Community Shul: At B’nai Or you are welcome whether or not you have another synagogue affiliation, religious training, or experience in Judaism. We are committed to egalitarianism and the inclusion of GLBTQ individuals, interfaith families, people who are exploring Judaism, and people with special needs in all areas of synagogue life. Our services are deeply sweet and warm, informal and musical, welcoming, user-friendly and very accessible. We celebrate a Jewish path that is spiritual and beyond denomination, imaginatively combining tradition with innovation and renewal. We respect, honour, and encourage diversity of Jewish expression in our congregational life and activities. We welcome you without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, or age. Let the spirit of being in a vibrant, friendly spiritual community that feels like home warm and open your heart.
After the service: We invite you to join us after the service for a scrumptious Oneg Shabbat (“Shabbat delight”).
About Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights:
Rabbis for Human Rights, founded in Israel in 1988, is composed of Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Renewal rabbis. RHR has a commitment:
• To live up to the highest Jewish values
• To champion justice, equality and freedom
• To create a better world and an Israel that is morally and physically strong
• To advocate for the rights of Israel’s minorities, Palestinians, the defence of human rights and personal property
• To campaign against discrimination
• To serve as educators for change
Canadian Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights in Montreal, through programs including films, guest speakers, music and, in alternating years, an Environmental Pot Luck Tu B’Shvat Seder and a Human Rights Passover Seder, supports the goals and the work of RHR