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History of the Jewish People in the Land of Israel Session 3: Words Matter

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for a three-part lecture series: History of the Jewish People in the Land of Israel, presented by Rabbi Ed Rosenthal.

Session #3 – Words Matter: Around the world, Israel is accused of genocide, apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonialism. This session will address these terms and examine in detail the reality on the ground.

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal is Founder and CEO of Repair the Sea | Tikkun HaYam, the only Jewish environmental organization that focuses solely on water and the aquatic environment. The Mission of Repair the Sea is to share the spiritual wonders of water and the Sea from a Jewish perspective, promote interfaith harmony and cooperation, and raise awareness and encourage action to address the many threats facing the aquatic environment. Before founding Repair the Sea, Ed was a congregational rabbi for 12 years in New Zealand and Texas, followed by 23 years with Hillel. He spent 2 years as the Campus Rabbi at Emory University, 8 years as the Executive Director of Cornell University Hillel, and then 13 years as the Hillel Regional Director in Tampa Bay. He is a recipient of Hillel International’s Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award and the AIPAC Ally of the Year award. He also served as a chaplain in the US Navy Reserve with the rank of lieutenant from 1983-1991.
Ed and his wife Mindy, met in elementary school in St. Louis, Missouri, and went to prom together in high school. They have 3 children (2 by birth and 1 by marriage) and 2 grandchildren. Ed & Mindy live on Tierra Verde in St. Petersburg, Florida.

This lecture will take place at Temple Beth-EL

This program is free and open to the public.
RSVP is required.



This lecture series is presented in partnership with The Florida Holocaust Museum, Congregation B’nai Israel, and Temple Beth-El, and supported by The Sher Endowment Fund.

In lieu of a registration fee, please bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services’  food pantry.


February 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Temple Beth-El
400 Pasadena Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707 United States
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