A Conversation with Rabbi Capers Funnye

January 19, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI 48034

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Congregation Shaarey Zedek and the JCRC/AJC partner to welcome Capers Funnye, who has served for 38 years as the rabbi of Chicago’s Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, and is the first African-American rabbi to participate in the Chicago Board of Rabbis.

In an interview with Rabbi Aaron Starr, Rabbi Funnye will discuss his journey to Judaism, the history of relations between the Jewish and African-American communities, and what it is like to be a Jew of color today.

There is no cost to attend. A light brunch will be available. RSVP below, or to 248.357.5544.

At 3:00 p.m. Rabbi Funnye will speak at Detroit’s Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church, hosted by Reverend Deedee Coleman. The CSZ community is encouraged to participate in both events in solidarity with the Detroit African American community, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church is located at 8700 Chrysler Drive, Detroit.


This event is generously sponsored by the Ravitz Foundation

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