The Congregation Mishkan Israel will host its annual Robert E. Goldburg Peace & Justice Service on Friday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is Senator Chris Murphy.
Chris Murphy, the junior U.S. Senator for Connecticut, has dedicated his career to public service as an advocate for Connecticut families. Senator Murphy has been a strong voice in the Senate fighting for job creation, affordable health care, education, sensible gun laws and a forward-looking foreign policy.
Senator Murphy has laid out a forward-thinking foreign policy vision for the U.S. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, he has been an outspoken proponent of diplomacy, international human rights and the need for clear-eyed American leadership abroad.
As Rabbi Brockman noted:
“We want to honor him as he honors us – his insistence on justice and concern for all the people in Connecticut – is exemplary and we believe reflects the best of our values as a people and as a nation. On Friday, at a service honoring the legacy of Rabbi Goldburg, I can think of no better way than by honoring Senator Murphy.”
The annual Peace & Justice Service was begun by Rabbi Goldburg in 1967 as a way to educate and challenge the community. Past speakers have included Harrison Salisbury, Robert Jay Lifton, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Bond, and William Sloane Coffin. Upon Rabbi Goldburg's retirement in 1982, the service was renamed "The Robert E. Goldburg Peace & Justice Service."
The service is open to the community. For more information, contact the synagogue office at (203) 288-3877.