Shmuly Yanklowitz

Uri L'Tzedek / UCLA Hillel

Shmuly Yanklowitz is the Founder & President of Uri L'Tzedek, the Director of Jewish Life & Senior Jewish Educator at the UCLA Hillel, on faculty at Shalhevet High School teaching Seniors Talmud & Halakhah, and is a Doctoral candidate at Columbia University in Moral Development and Epistemology. He just launched a new organization called The Shamayim V'Aretz Institute.

Kosher Veganism and Animal Welfare Activism

In this session, we will explore the Jewish sources dealing with vegetarianism (and veganism), discuss some of the most crucial issues of animal treatment today, and brainstorm activism around animal welfare issues. We will also discuss the possibilities of building a spiritual movement around our related ethical ideals.