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34th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, featuring Rabbi Jill Jacobs: Where Justice Dwells: Judaism, Social Justice and the Rabbis of T'ruah

Photo of Rabbi Jill Jacobs



James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, speaks about the mission, accomplishments and ongoing efforts of her organization, which mobilizes rabbis, cantors and other concerned American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel. She is the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community and There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A public reception will follow.

The event is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.

About the speaker

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is widely regarded as a leading voice on Jewish social justice and regularly lectures at synagogues, Jewish community centers and conferences and has written about Jewish perspectives on social justice and human rights for more than two dozen publications. She has been named three times to the Forward's list of 50 influential American Jews, to Newsweek's list of the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America every year since 2009 and to the Jerusalem Post's 2013 list of "Women to Watch." She holds rabbinic ordination and an MA in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College and a BA from Columbia University.


This event is presented by VCU Libraries and is sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries, the VCU Center for Judaic Studies, the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, the Richmond Jewish Foundation and the Weinstein JCC.

Image: Photo of Rabbi Jill Jacobs, courtesy of T'ruah


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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