Arthur Waskow, Author at Generocity Philly

Arthur Waskow

Arthur Waskow

Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph.D., D.H.L. (hon. causa), founded (1983) and directs The Shalom Center, a prophetic voice in the Jewish, multireligious and American worlds for justice, peace and healing of the Earth. After creating the original Freedom Seder in 1969, he became a leader of the movement for Jewish renewal and a transformative Judaism. From 1982 to 1989 he taught at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. In 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award as Human Rights Hero from T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. In 2015 the Forward named him one of the “most inspiring” U.S. Rabbis. In 2017 the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College conferred on him its honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. He has written 24 books — some on US foreign, military and energy policy and on racial justice; many on religious thought and practice. He has been arrested about 25 times in protest actions for peace, eco-social justice and healing from the climate crisis.

-30-

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity