2013 Austin Wyman Lecture (Past)
A Conversation with Rabbi Schaalman
and Biographer Richard Damashek
A Brand Plucked From the Fire:
The Life of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Hosted by Emanuel Congregation
5959 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago 60660
The Edgewater Historical Society, in collaboration with the Chicago Jewish Historical Society, is honored to present as its Annual Austin Wyman Lecture, an afternoon conversation with Edgewater’s Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman and his biographer, Richard Damashek. Rabbi Schaalman is noted worldwide for his many contributions to Reform Judaism.
He also made major and lasting contributions to Edgewater in his ecumenical efforts that resulted in community organizations such as the Care For Real pantry, the Edgewater Clergy and Rabbi Association (now the Edgewater Community Religious Association), the Edgewater Community Council and more.
Edgewater’s sense of community tolerance and activism has, as its roots, the efforts of Rabbi Schaalman going back to the 1950s and ‘60s. He was recently named one of Edgewater’s Living Treasures, and he will receive the Kathy Osterman History Maker Award in November.