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An Important National Event...

TAMPA, FL: Join Connecting Cultures for Peace for a national virtual event, titled “How Can We Save TheSoul of America,” highlighting lessons learned fromthe friendship and alliance of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they fought for civil rights during the 1960’s. Their heartfelt mantra to “Save the Soul of America” rings true today.

Learn how to apply their method to the challenges we face in the U.S. today. Discover “Interdependence”, what it is and how we get there. Be inspired by the wisdom our speakers share for hope today.

Dr. Susannah Heschel Scholar, author, and Dartmouth professor is the daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, the 20th Century international leader, scholar, author and civil rights advocate.

Rabbi Capers Funnye Jr. is the spiritual leader of Chicago’s dynamic multi-cultural Conservative congregation Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation and a noted expert on the transformational civil rights relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Heschel.

Join us to be inspired by ideas for engaging meaningfully across borders of cultural difference in our families, neighborhoods, and communities across America today. Together we can marshal our passion to advance human rights, equity, and public safety right now, in the 21st century.

Tax deductible donations are accepted to benefit "CCFP Stop The Hate Programs" and Education. Sponsorships are available starting at $250. See

For more information on this important event call: Jane West Walsh at 888-404-3175

More Information regarding Connecting Cultures for Peace:

Connecting Cultures for Peace, a non-profit 501(C)3 corporation was launched to address social justice and antisemitism. The grassroots organization is national, global in scope and creates partnerships between diverse cultures. The aim of Connecting Cultures for Peace is to establish a safe place where open dialog can begin a healing process and where relationships of trust and respect can be established. The overarching goal is to build community and communication where everyone can belong and succeed.

The President of the organization is Michele Norris (Community Leader and a Jew of Color). The Board includes VP Jane West Walsh (Jewish and Adult Educator), Amanda Strange, Treasurer, Michelle Princenthal, Director (Youth Educator), Cal Jackson, Director (DEI Practitioner), Charlotte Israel and Dr. Patricia Hauser (Pastors of Multicultural Non-denominational organizations), Iris Sandow (Advocate for the Disabled), Cheryl Stark (Community Leader), and Demetrius Vital (DEI Practitioner).


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Biographies of Susannah Heschel and Capers C. Funnye, Jr.:

Susannah Heschel is the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of several books on German Jewish history and has published over 100 scholarly articles. As the daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, she has edited two volumes of his essays, supervised the translation of his work into languages around the world, and represents him at conferences and lectures, particularly at gatherings of Civil Rights leaders. She has received four honorary degrees and has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, Jr. is Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis. In addition, he is rabbi and spiritual leader of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago and a long-time member of the Chicago Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Funnye is on the board of Kulanu, which supports isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities around the globe. Perhaps he is best known as the rabbi-cousin of Michelle Obama. Rabbi Funnye earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hebrew Literature and rabbinic ordination from the Israelite Board of Rabbis, Inc., Queens, NY. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies and Master of Science in Human Service Administration from Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

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