Homewood , IL–(ENEWSPF)– Francis Cardinal George of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago was guest speaker Friday for the Testimonial Lecture Series. Cardinal George spoke in honor of Rabbi Ellen Dreyfus being named President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).
The cardinal delivered the sermon for the Shabbat service at Temple B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom in Homewood.
Cardinal George was introduced by Rabbi Leo Wolkow, who started the Testimonial Series.
Rabbi Dreyfus will begin her two-year term during the CCAR’s Annual Convention in Jerusalem, February 24 to March 1, 2009.
According to Rabbi Dreyfus, the organization is comprised of about “1,800 rabbis, mostly in North America, but also around the world.”
The Central Conference of American Rabbis was founded in 1889 and is comprised of rabbis who consider themselves and are considered to be the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism.