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Sunday, January 20 • 10:15am - 11:30am
The Poems of Emma Lazarus

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Emma Lazarus is best known for her poem "The New Colossus," an excerpt of which is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. The daughter of a prominent and affluent Sephardic Jewish community in New York City, Emma never lost sight of the plight of her less fortunate Ashkenazic co-religionists in Eastern Europe. Her poetry expresses her lifelong dedication to social justice. This session will include a close reading of several of her poems, which will provide historical perspective on socially relevant issues of today.

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Jodie Futornick

Rabbi Jodie Futornick was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1989. She is currently a staff chaplain at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle Washington, where she specializes in cardiac pastoral care and bioethics. She is also an active member of Congregation Beth Shalom... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am PST