Judaism, Human Rights, and the Treatment of Prisoners

February 12th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Instructor: Rabbi Charles Feinberg

This course will explore the purpose of punishment, Jewish traditions on Teshuvah (repentance/change), and the reality of American prisons. The first session will explore punishment, the challenge of Teshuvah and how to support it, and an overview of incarceration practices in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. At the second session, returning citizens will be present to speak about what incarceration was like for them in Maryland and federal prisons. We will discuss how incarceration practices could change and what is needed to bring that about.

Charles Feinberg is the executive director of Interfaith Action for Human Rights and rabbi emeritus of Adas Israel.

Two sessions: JSC/Adas members $25, others $35 (W-1)