TC Havdalah program on April 20 to focus on “Judaism and Workers’ Rights”

Temple Concord will hold the Havdalah program “Judaism and Workers’ Rights” with Rabbi Leiah Moser on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 pm, at the synagogue, 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton. There is no cost and the community is invited to attend.

“You may already be aware that the 19th and 20th centuries Jewish people were at the forefront of workers’ struggle for better wages and safer working conditions,” said organizers of the event. “But did you know that the right of workers to form labor unions is enshrined in traditional Jewish law? The legacy of Jewish thought about fair treatment of laborers goes all the way back to the Torah and the later elaboration of the early rabbis. Join Rabbi Leiah for an exploration of the rich history of Jewish labor, from Torah and Talmud to early 20th century Yiddish strike songs!”