Rabbi Dr. Geoffrey J. Haber

Interfaith Dialogue

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I endeavor to promote respect and mutual understanding among all faiths and cultures through partnerships with other religious and inter-religious organizations. By organizing educational and cultural activities such as lectures, seminars, conferences and discussion panels, I aim to contribute to the improvement of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism in our society.

 

                  Interfaith Dialogue Experience

Member, Newton Interfaith Clergy Association.

    • Partnered with area churches on interfaith dialogue. 
    • Chaired planning committee for the 41st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration.
    • Served on committee for 40th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration.

Steering Committee, Northern Valley Clergy Association.

         Instrumental in organizing and reviving NVCA and served as first Secretary.

         Contributed to and participated in Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.

         Helped create service for National Day of Prayer.

         Designed interfaith dialogue, “Getting to Know You,” with non-Jewish clergy.

 

Member, City of Englewood Community Relations Interfaith Clergy Council.

 

         Worked with Mayor and City Council to foster interfaith dialogue.

         Fostered communication with neighborhood clergy and first responders.

         Worked with Englewood Police Department on communal sensitivity training to reduce bias crimes.

 

Founding Chair, Kelvin Grove Clergy Association.

 

         Initiated gathering of area clergy and organized KGCA.

         Served as founding chair of steering committee.

         Planned interfaith dialogue programs.

         Fostered communication with neighborhood clergy associations in surrounding areas.

 

Regional Board, Council of Christians and Jews (Alberta Region).

 

         Delivered lectures, seminars and conferences to area churches and civic groups.

         Taught “Introduction to Judaism” course to students in the community of Tabor, Alberta.

         Contributed articles and commentaries on Jewish life and interfaith issues to area media.

         Served as resource and principal on cable TV series about Jewish life in Alberta.

 

National Board, Jewish Committee on Scouting (Canada).

 

         Represented Jewish interests in matters of Scouting to the National Board.

         Worked with area troops to promote Religion-in-Life Award programs.

         Taught church-based troops about Jewish life and traditions.

 

Member, Hollywood Park/Peterson Park Clergy Association.

 

         Planned interfaith dialogue programs.

         Contributed to and participated in Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.

         Served as Jewish resource to association as its only rabbi.

 

Member, Ethics Commission – Borough of Highland Park.

 

         Represented Jewish perspective of issues brought before the commission.

         Assessed violations by members of the Borough government, its employees and departments and offered appropriate responses.

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