BBUK Yitzchak Rabin Lodge, in conjunction with Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue
Rabbi Dr Michael Marmur will be this year’s speaker. He is going to be live in Edgware Reform Synagogue but also
available on Zoom.
The subject of Rabbi Marmur’s talk is ‘ Can you say human rights in Jewish?’
Dr. Michael Marmur is Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at HUC-JIR’s Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem.
Until July 2018 he served as the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost at HUC-JIR, having previously been
Dean of the Jerusalem campus. In recent years he has taught courses in Theology, Parashat Hashavuah,
Homiletics, and Pluralistic Jewish Education.
Born and raised in England, Rabbi Marmur completed a BA Degree in Modern History at the University of Oxford
before moving to Israel in 1984. While studying for an MA in Ancient Jewish History at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, he completed his studies in the Israel Rabbinic Program of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, being ordained in 1992.
For six years following his ordination, he worked as rabbi and teacher at the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa.
Rabbi Marmur has lectured and taught extensively in North America and Israel, and also in many parts of Western
and Central Europe.
He is currently the Chair of the Board of Rabbis for Human Rights. He has published several popular and academic
articles. He is the author of Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and
co-editor, together with David Ellenson, of American Jewish Thought Since 1934