Northeastern to Host Rabbi Capers Funnye of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation

Join the Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program for a talk by Rabbi Capers Funnye titled, “Exploring Diversity in American and Global Jewish Communities: An African-American Rabbi’s Personal Journey to Judaism.”

Date: Tuesday, November 27
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University

Free and Open to the Public

How did Michelle Obama’s cousin come to be Jewish, and what was his path to the rabbinate? What can his story tell us about Jewish racial and ethnic identity in America and around the world? These questions and more will be explored by Rabbi Funnye.

Capers Funnye is rabbi and spiritual leader of Chicago’s Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Northeastern University Department of African American Studies and the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College

Questions? Contact Jenny Sartori at or visit our website at

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