This Shabbat, we are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Lee Bycel who will be speaking in recognition of World Refugee Day. Rabbi Bycel has devoted his life to a variety of social justice issues as a teacher, humanitarian, and community leader. For fifteen years he was Dean of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, where he was also Assistant Professor of Leadership and Applied Theology and served as the Smither Visiting Professor of World Religions at the Claremont School of Theology. Rabbi Lee also founded CedarStreet Leadership, which works with leaders and organizations in the area of creative and strategic leadership. He serves on the Board of 3 Generation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping survivors of genocide tell their stories to the world using film.
In August 2018, Lee was appointed the newly established Sinton Visiting Professor in Holocaust, Genocide, and Refugee Studies.