Gandhi Peace Award Honors RHR’s Rabbi Arik Ascherman and Rabbi Ehud Bandel
On Sunday May 1, 2011, Promoting Enduring Peace will present the Gandhi Peace Award to Rabbi Arik Ascherman, General Secretary of Rabbis for Human Rights, and Rabbi Ehud Bandel, a co-founder of Rabbis for Human Rights, for their nonviolent methods of resolving human rights abuses in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
The Gandhi Peace Award has been presented since 1960 for contributions made in the promotion of international peace and good will to peace heroes such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath, Secretary General U Thant, Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, Dorothy Day, and Cesar Chavez. This year’s presentation will be made at Center Church on the Green in New Haven, CT in conjunction with May Day activities.
Mazel tov to Rabbi Ascherman, Rabbi Bandel and Rabbis for Human Rights!
Rabbis Ascherman and Brandel will be speaking at select events during their upcoming trip to the U.S. For more information on any of these events, please contact Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.
Wednesday, April 27: Parlor Meeting with Rabbi Arik Ascherman in Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, April 28: Rabbi Arik Ascherman speaking at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike, OH
Thursday, April 28: Parlor Meeting with Rabbi Ehud Bandel in New York, NY
Sunday, May 1: Rabbi Arik Ascherman and Rabbi Ehud Bandel Receive the Gandhi Peace Award in New Haven, CT
Monday, May 2: Parlor Meeting with Rabbi Arik Ascherman in Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, May 3: Parlor Meeting with Rabbi Arik Ascherman in Palo Alto, CA
Thursday, May 5: Parlor Meeting with Rabbi Arik Ascherman in Rockville, MD