This is the fast I desire: To unlock fetters of wickedness, and untie the cords of the yoke; To let the oppressed go free; To break off every yoke. It is to share your bread with the hungry, and to take the poor into your home; When you see the naked, to clothe him, And not to ignore your own kin.”
— Isaiah 58:6-7
Jews are commanded to always pursue Justice (Deut. 16:20). I am committed to working with other community leaders to transform our community, state and country to be more equal and equitable for all. Inspired by the Reform movement’s commitment to social justice I became attended the Rabbi Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Fellowship program through the Religious Action Center in 2013-2014 and continue to partner with the RAC and local organizations.
Working toward peace in Israel
I love Israel and believe the only just future lies in a two-state solution. I proudly work with JStreet to achieve peace for all and a sustainable future for the Jewish homeland.
Strengthening Interfaith Connections
More than ever building interfaith relationships builds power and security for us all. In addition to regular meetings, each year Rabbi Immerman coordinates and leads an interfaith service in celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured above are clergy from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Ba’hai, First Nation’s People, Unitarian, and Buddhist faiths.
Fighting for Racial Justice
For years, Rabbi Immerman has been an advocate for Racial justice, inspired by his childhood in Shaker Heights, OH. In Denver he organized rabbis to learn more about racism and intersectionality. In New Haven, Rabbi Immerman has spoken at many protests and helped lead an ongoing Confronting Racism program at Mishkan Israel with over 40 regular participants since the fall of 2020.