On Friday, Oct. 28, from 7:30-9 p.m., Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program about the upcoming midterm elections. The evening’s events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training. 

David Schultz

David Schultz

Following the service, David Schultz, a professor at Hamline University and the University of Minnesota Law School, will present “What’s at Stake for the Midterm Elections in Minnesota and the Nation?” The 2022 elections may well be the most consequential in American history and decide the trajectory of the future of American democracy. Schultz’s talk will examine what is at stake in the 2022 elections, as well as the forces that will shape it and what the results may mean. A social time will follow the program. 

Schultz is a distinguished university professor in the departments of political science, environmental studies and legal studies at Hamline University and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. He is a three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia, and is the winner of the Leslie A. Whittington national award for excellence in public affairs teaching, 

The author of numerous books and articles, Schultz is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national and international media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist and National Public Radio.

Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here. In-person attendees must wear a mask indoors and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test.

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar. Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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