Rabbi Don Cashman

Albany and the Origins of Jewish Reform

Event: Lecture by Rabbi Don Cashman

Venue: The Golub Center, Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
184 Washington Avenue
Extension, Albany, NY

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7pm

Albany, New York was a significant incubator in the origin and growth of Reform Judaism in America. Albany had the distinction of being the home of Isaac Mayer Wise who served as Rabbi of Temple Beth El (1846-1850) and Temple Anshei Emeth (1850-1854), the former position ending with a now-infamous fist fight on Rosh Hashanah. As Rabbi Cashman will discuss in this talk, Wise was not only a Reformer, but he also wanted to unify American Judaism with an American rite of Jewish worship.

This is a free event. RSVP is not required. Kosher refreshments will be provided.

Rabbi Don Cashman speaking at the October 25th event:

Rabbi Don Cashman speaking at the October 25th event