Shalom Center Video


Thousands of years ago, the Prophet Isaiah walked into a crowd that was fasting for Yom Kippur and challenged them to make the day not ritual only, but the first step in a deep turning to heal our world.

Isaiah comes alive again for our generation through a new translation  by Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, music by Will Fudeman and Cantor Abbe Lyons, art work by Michael Bogdanow, and videography by Tony Ingraham.

To view the video, click on the triangle on the picture above.

VIDEO: During the week before Passover/ Holy Week in 2013, Reb Arthur Waskow was arrested with other clergy and religious leaders at the White House while participating with Interfaith Moral Action for the Climate in a pre-Passover/ Holy Week interfaith service.  Beside him, waiting to be arrested a few minutes later, was Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, a member of The Shalom Center’s Board and a member of the faculty of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Click on the title or the triangle on the video pane to watch the two-minute video. Details of this action are located at

Click on this title to see the video of what Reb Arthur calls the best speech of his life, only six minutes long: to the student body  of his high school alma mater, “Baltimore City College” (the third oldest public high school in the US) in fall 2011, upon receiving a distinguished alumnus award. (He was graduated in 1950.)  During the talk, he tells a story of the challenge to what, looking back, was his first attempt at “prophetic” leadership —  and encourages the current student body’s prophetic leadership today, into tomorrow.

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