Denis Davis lecture next Thursday night. Bring your friends!

Judge Denis Davis will deliver the 12th Franz Auerbach Interfaith Memorial Lecture next Thursday night, 21 July, at 7.30pm in the Slome Auditorium.

The annual lecture, named in honour of Franz Auerbach, a vocal anti-apartheid activist who was one of our members, is a high point on the Beit Emanuel calendar. Each year a prominent public personality is asked to speak on a human rights issue. Last year’s speaker was Professor Jonathan Jansen,  and we have also had Judge Zac Yacoob and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Judge Davis will be known to many of you from his television appearances and his presentations at Limmud over the years. We expect his talk to be both entertaining and provocative. His topic will be the increasing turn towards “Haredism” in the Jewish Community and how this has impacted upon our ability to engage with wider South African issues and make a meaningful contribution to democratic debate.

Professor David Bilchitz will introduce the speaker. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture. Spread the word, and bring along any friends who may be interested. Entrance free.

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