Tuesday, October 16, 2012


"Shopping at Golden Farm:
Is There a Jewish Obligation to Boycott Unethical Businesses?"
Sunday, October 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Flatbush Jewish Center's rabbi supports the Golden Farm employees' struggle for justice and the need for paid sick days for low-wage workers in this city.

At the synagogue's Torah Breakfast Club this Sunday, an employee of Golden Farm will offer his perspective about the store's ongoing and current employer-employee battles. The monthly breakfasts are an occasion for Rabbi David Siff to teach about contemporary social issues from a Torah perspective.
  • What exactly are the aggrieved workers' complaints, as well as the management's position on those issues? 
  • To what extent is a consumer responsible for the business practices of stores s/he patronizes?  
  • Wow unethical must a business be for it to be unethical to patronize it?
  • Has Golden farms crossed that line?
Prior to the breakfast, on Wednesday evening (tomorrow), the Center will show the movie "A Late Marriage," which serves as a prelude to Sunday's conversation.  The Israeli comedy about Georgian immigrants in Israel will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The price of of Wednesday's light dinner is $5.  Same price for the bagel breakfast. 

Babysitting will be provided at both events.

Flatbush Jewish Center, in the Hanid Room
327 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204 
e-mail: fandstjc @ verizon.net


calendar of events: http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org/index.php?p=50