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Barry Weinstein

Rabbi Barry L. Weinstein has long been immersed in volunteer campaigns, interfaith involvement, and charitable fund-raising. Weinstein was one of the founding members of the "LA Ethics 1" coalition, an alliance of leading organizations around Louisiana committed to transforming the state into a national model for governmental ethics laws and enforcement. Weinstein offered testimony in both the Louisiana House and Senate in support of ethics reform in the Spring of 2007. Weinstein resides in Baton Rouge with his wife of forty-three years, Linda Rae Coen Weinstein, where he is currently on retirement sabbatical from B'Nai Israel.

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11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

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Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?


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How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?

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07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

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