Rabbi Ed Feinstein to be featured at Federation kickoff celebration

Renowned author and lecturer Rabbi Ed Feinstein keynotes the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s 75th Anniversary Kickoff & Awards Celebration 7 p.m. March 9.

Rabbi Ed Feinstein keynotes the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s 75th Anniversary Kickoff & Awards Celebration on March 9.

Rabbi Ed Feinstein keynotes the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s 75th Anniversary Kickoff & Awards Celebration on March 9.

Rabbi Feinstein unites the ancient Jewish love of ideas with the warmth of Jewish humor. He is a renowned lecturer and award-winning author.

His book, “Tough Questions Jews Ask –A Young Adult’s Guide to Building a Jewish Life,” was chosen for the American Library Association’s Top 10 Books on Religion for Young Readers.

In his most recent book, “Chutzpah Imperative! Empowering Today’s Jews for a Life that Matters,” Rabbi Feinstein urges readers to recover their Jewish self-empowerment, or chutzpah, to reshape the world.

He serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage program, the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and is senior rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, Calif.

In addition to Rabbi Feinstein, the federation will present its highest recognition, the Medal of Honor to Bob Silver. The Swift Youth Foundation will receive the Federation’s Belle Latchman Community Service Award for the Camp Swift program.

More than 300 guests are expected to celebrate the federation’s founding in 1941, and the years of service made possible through the generosity of its supporters. The event also kicks off the 2016 Annual Campaign and a year-long celebration of 75 years of gratitude, giving and giving.

The event is open to the community. There is no charge to attend and there is no solicitation at the event. For information and to register, contact Joan Hosey, 480-634-4900, Ext. 1136 or jhosey@jewishphoenix.org, or online at jewishphoenix.org.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

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