CONNECTIONS 2017

Rabbi Uri Lam

Spiritual Leader, Congregação Israelita Mineira (CIM)
Rabbi Uri Lam

Rabbi Uri Lam

Rabbi Uri Lam is the spiritual leader of Congregação Israelita Mineira (CIM) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, affiliated with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). He is a psychologist with a M.A. in Philosophy, and received his Semichah at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem. He is currently involved in the Rabbinical revision of Gunther Plaut’s The Torah: A Modern Commentary, Revised Edition translation into Portuguese. Uri Lam translated several Jewish books into Portuguese, including Maimonides’s Guide for the Perplexed Parts 1 & 2 (Moreh Nevuchim), the first and only comprehensive translation into Portuguese; Part 3 is underway. Rabbi Lam is a member of the Council of Jews and Christians of Minas Gerais, the Brazilian Jewish-Catholic Dialogue, and was in Rome for the 50th Anniversary of the Nostra Aetate as one of the Brazilian members of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ).