Thu, Oct 28|
First Baptist Church of Rochester/online
Lobbying from a Faith Perspective
Rabbi Glenn Jacob, of NY Interfaith Power and Light, will teach us virtually and in-person, how to lobby from a faith perspective.
Time & Location
Oct 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Rochester/online, 175 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
About the event
Please join Rabbi Glen Jacob as he helps us to explore how our faith perspectives are valuable assets, when speaking to our legislators on climate and other issues. We will do some role-playing, and there will be plenty of time for questions. This will be a hybrid event, held in-person and live via Zoom (go to www.rochesterfbc.org and under the "Worship Online" tab, click "Join Worship-Online Check In". )
Rabbi Jacob is the executive director of the New York chapter of Interfaith Power & Light. Before coming to NYIPL he served synagogues from the Deep South to Long Island for over 25 years. In the South, Rabbi Jacob was a civil rights advocate on issues of church and state, reproductive rights, hate group monitoring with the Southern Poverty Law Center, and funding for public education. In Philadelphia, Rabbi Jacob was the founding chair of the Interfaith Gathering of Lower Bucks (County). He is also an accomplished storyteller, lobbyist, and preacher .
Rabbi Jacob is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in philosophy. He received a Master’s Degree in Hebrew and ordination from Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati. He also received his Doctor of Divinity from HUC.
This event is jointly sponsored by RAICA (Rochester Interfaith Climate Action) and the Creation Collaborative of the ABC-RGR (American Baptist Churches of the Rochester Genesee Region).