The VCU Jewish Alumni Association invites all alumni to the 34th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, featuring guest speaker Rabbi Jill Jacobs.
Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, speaks about the mission, accomplishments and ongoing efforts of the organization, which mobilizes rabbis, cantors and other concerned American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel.
The event is free and open to all, but please register. Paid parking is available in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or for alternative registration options, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.
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 Jewish Community Center.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A public reception will follow.
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. Jacobs has written about Jewish perspectives on social justice and human rights for more than two dozen publications. 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.” 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 a Master of Arts in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, a Master of Science in Urban Affairs from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284