Today, the term tikkun olam, “repair of the world”, is understood to mean Jewish social justice and social action. It reflects our understanding of our religious commitment to work toward greater peace, health, and prosperity for all. To do this we must embrace our diversity and support each other to enable us all to thrive, what the Reform Movement calls “Audacious Hospitality.” As Rabbi Mike Moskowitz has written, “justice” should never be about “just us.”
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue. He is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBTQ inclusivity. Rabbi Moskowitz received three Ultra-Orthodox ordinations while learning in the Mir in Jerusalem and in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He is a David Hartman Center Fellow and the author of Textual Activism. His writings can be found at www.rabbimikemoskowitz.com
Join Rabbi Mike Moskowitz in conversation with Temple member Rabbi Dara Lithwick, chair of the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism’s committee to develop a Canadian Tikkun Olam strategy and Canadian representative to the Union for Reform Judaism’s Commission on Social Action, for a stimulating and interactive discussion on Tikkun olam¸ textual activism, and allyship.