All are welcome to join Rabbi Gordon in the Guild Room at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday November 18th as he discusses the Israeli/Palestinian conflict from his perspective, how Israelis turn to their faith in the midst of the ongoing chaos in their homeland, and the work of Israeli Peace activists, or Zionists.
Rabbi Gordon leads Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette. Before coming to the North Shore, for 25 years Rabbi Gordon served as a rabbi in the Chicago area. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1980 and received an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In 2005 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity from HUC-JIR. He is Vice President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Gordon is a member of the President’s Advisory Council of the Hebrew Union College and a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Hartman Institute of Jerusalem. In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Rabbi Gordon as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He has been in the forefront of creating new models for Jewish family education and worship. He has devoted himself to the work of Outreach, creating innovative programs serving intermarried couples and families. In addition to his work in Outreach and Family Education, Rabbi Gordon has been widely recognized as a leader in Social Justice throughout our community and beyond.