Rabbi Funnye brings a message of inclusion and interfaith harmony.
February 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2017
Mosaic Law Congregation
Co-sponsored by the Michael Boussina Inclusion Program
Rabbi Capers Funnye, Jr. is the Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis and serves as the spiritual leader of Chicago’s Beth Shalom Bnai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation. He is a widely sought after lecturer and has appeared on many national and local television shows. A key part of his work is building relationships with Ethiopian Jews outside of the United States such as Beta Israel in Ethiopia and the Igbo Jews in Nigeria.
He is one of the country’s most prominent black rabbis and is well-known in Jewish circles for being a bridge between mainstay Jewry and the smaller, and largely separate, world of black Jewish congregations. Rabbi Funnye wants to inspire inclusion by swinging the doors of Judaism open to embrace all Jews. His message draws attention to global Judaism, inclusion, diversity and interfaith harmony.