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Brant Rosen named new Regional Director for AFSC's Midwest Region

Rabbi Brant Rosen speaks at Drake 4-29-13
Rabbi Brant Rosen speaks at Drake University on April 29, 2013. More photos from Rabbi Rosen's talk are available here. Photo: Jon Krieg / AFSC

Please join us in welcoming our new AFSC Midwest Regional Director, Rabbi Brant Rosen! We are happy to announce that Brant will start working from the Chicago office on December 1, 2014. For those of you who don’t know Brant Rosen, here is a brief bio:

Brant has been a congregational rabbi since 1992 and has served the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, IL for the past 17 years. A long-time activist for peace, social justice and human rights, he has traveled on delegations to such countries as Israel/Palestine, the former Soviet Union, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Iran. A graduate of UCLA and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Brant is a past President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and is the co-founder and co-chairperson of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council.

Brant's writings appear regularly in his two blogs, Shalom Rav and Yedid Nefesh, and his book Wrestling in the Daylight was published in 2012. He is the recipient of several awards, including AFSC Chicago’s “Inspiration for Hope Award” in 2010, for his activism on behalf of peace and justice in the Middle East. He was also honored by Newsweek magazine in 2008 as one of the Top 25 Pulpit Rabbis in America.

AFSC's Midwest staff warmly thanks Shannon Sullivan for her service as Regional Director and looks forward to working with Rabbi Brant!