Benefit Dinner Honoring NNJSC Founder Dr. Joseph Chuman

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(Supporting The Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition)

Sunday, October 1

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

doors open at 3:30 PM

Temple Emeth

1666 Windsor Road

Teaneck, NJ

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Dr. Joseph Chuman spearheaded the beginnings of the NNJSC in the early 2000’s while serving as Leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County in Teaneck, NJ, a position he held from 1974-2020.

He served as president of the NNJSC board until 2016 and has remained on the board until recently. Dr. Chuman worked all his life on behalf of human rights (teaching Human Rights at the graduate level at Columbia University), on behalf of civil liberties, and in opposition to the death penalty. He has published numerous articles in the Record of Bergen County, and has had articles published in the NYT, The Humanist, and Humanistic Judaism. He has also written on Ethical Culture and religion in several encyclopedias. He retired from the NNJSC board to devote time to writing about ethical issues. He currently writes prolifically on Substack under “Beyond Appearances.”

Buffet style dinner includes meat and vegetarian dishes

Mediterranean/Lebanese, (kosher on request)

catered by Al Basha Restaurant,

Entertainment — an intercultural blend of klezmer, jazz, blues, and folk

  • Gilad Cohen, piano
  • Alejandro Aviles, saxophone

The Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is motivated by the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the need for social justice. The NNJSC offers compassion, support, and accompaniment to persons seeking asylum, and advocacy for all immigrants.