American Jews who are engaged in social justice often find themselves overwhelmed by the religious language expressed so freely by Christian volunteers. In their forthcoming book, Bagels and Bacon, co-authors Rabbi Judy Schindler and Judy Seldin-Cohen help secular Jews navigate in a social justice environment that is increasingly infused with Christian language.
Rabbi Judy Schindler is senior Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Charlotte, NC. Rabbi Schindler has worked extensively to promote racial and ethnic understanding and address the social needs of the Charlotte community. In honor of her efforts Rabbi Schindler was named Charlotte Woman of the Year in 2011. She is the daughter of the late Rabbi Alexander Schindler who was president of the Union for Reform Judaism from 1973-1995.
Following a successful career in sales and marketing, Judy Seldin-Cohen is now a community advocate for those marginalized in the local population, She serves on community boards for agencies addressing homelessness, education and LGBT issues. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University.
Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program