Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish, Founder and long-time Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI)
The David Cobin Memorial Lecture
Rabbi Ron Kronish organizer, activist, writer, teacher, brings with him years of experience working in interfaith and peace-building efforts in Israel. His articles can be found on his website.
David Cobin, in addition to being an active participant in Jewish life in St. Paul, was for 33 years a Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law. Bringing together those he cared for to celebrate and learn was David’s way of life. It was natural, therefore, that Jewish law students found a place around his dinner table on Jewish holidays. It also made sense that he would feel the need to establish and direct the Hamline-Hebrew University Program, Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions. The program, in which Ron Kronish has taught since its inception, brings together faculty and students from Minnesota, Israel and around the world. It continues under the auspices of Mitchell-Hamline School of Law and is directed by Mitchell-Hamline School of Law Professor Sharon Press.
This lecture is sponsored by Beth Jacob Congregation through the David Cobin Fund for Caring and co-sponsored by Mount Zion Temple, Talmud Torah of St Paul, and Hineni.