Diverse speakers engage community in CRC’s Learn@Lunch Sessions

by | Nov 12, 2012 | Other News

The concept behind the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Learn@Lunch series is to provide education opportunities on a variety of issues, in different places, during business lunch hours.

“We were hearing from some members of our community that they couldn’t make it to events that we have on nights or on Sundays,” says Robin Mancoll, CRC director. “Offering a lunchtime series gives everyone an opportunity to learn about issues that are important to our community.”

On Oct. 24, at the Sandler Family Campus, the CRC hosted a Learn@ Lunch with Pastor Victor Styrsky, eastern regional coordinator of Christians United for Israel. A group of about 25 people, including two rabbis and a city council candidate, listened as Styrsky explained CUFI’s support for Israel.

“We believe that as Christians, we should be standing with Israel, not interfering with Israel,” says Styrsky, a frequent speaker in churches, synagogues and on college campuses. “We will join with the Jewish community, with whatever they want. It is a Kiddush Ha-Shem to us, meaningful and sanctifying to come alongside of your people.”

For information about upcoming CRC Learn@Lunch and other events, visit www. jewishva.org/CRC.

by Laine M. Rutherford