Hiding in Holy Week: the roots of anti-Semitism

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

To build bridges of understanding, we must take time to listen to the experiences of others. 

Rolling Ridge launched "Voices and Stories" as an ONLINE series that uses historical education and contemplative listening to open hearts and minds to the events that have shaped American society today.

For Christians, Holy Week is a sacred time as the final days of Jesus' life are remembered in anticipation of his death and resurrection, celebrated on Easter. Yet hidden in the gospel narratives of crucifixion are the roots of antisemitism, which can be a hard fact to accept for Christ-followers today.

Join us ONLINE on Tuesday, April 4th from 7-9 pm eastern as Rabbi Howard Mandell shares his experiences of being marginalized as a Jew and explains how antisemitism began and is unknowingly perpetuated today through the Christian scriptures. The story is hidden in Holy Week and needs to be retold by those who follow Jesus today.

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About the leader(s)

Rabbi Howard Mandell

Rabbi Howard Mandell is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.  He spent the  several decades serving as a civil rights lawyer in Montgomery, AL., starting the first racially integrated law firm in the State. He was serving as City Attorney for Montgomery, AL, when he made a decision to serve God and community in a far different way: moving from Montgomery to Manhattan, NY to attend the Jewish Theological Seminary.  He was ordained in 2008, and since his ordination, has served as a congregational rabbi and as a hospital chaplain at Yale/New Haven Hospital. He is now entering his10th year as the rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Andover, MA.   His rabbinate has focused on interfaith work and on social justice--he has served as board chair of the Southern Poverty Law Center, currently serving on the board of Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence, MA, and teaching a social justice class at Merrimack College.