Past, Present, Future - Human Rights for Jews and Palestinians . An Activist Rabbi’s Perspective
Rabbi Yehiel Greniman was director of Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for ‘Rabbis for Human Rights’ from 2006 until 2015, an organization he has also served as Treasurer and Chairperson.
Although he has retired from his position at Rabbis For Human Rights as of 5th March 2018, he remains involved in RHR as a board member and as a speaker and teacher.
Rabbi Yehhiel Greniman is originally from Melbourne. He is the eldest child of two Polish Holocaust survivors, Boris and Hanna Green (both deceased) of Melbourne. After completing a B.Ecops at Monash University in 1973 he migrated to Israel where he served in the Israeli Defense forces Medical corps, lived on a kibbutz for two years and then settled in Jerusalem
On completing his MA in Holocaust studies at the Hebrew University's Institute for Contemporary Jewry, and a teaching diploma in the School of Education, he spent ten years in Holocaust education and was Director of the Ot Ve’Ed Institute in Jerusalem, where he focused on teaching teenagers, young adults and educators about Jewish resistance during World War II. Since receiving his rabbinical ordination from the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in 1991, he has worked as a rabbi and educator in the Masorti movement. Over the past 30 years he has been active in Peace Now, Oz veShalom, and other peace-oriented groups, as well as interfaith dialogue.
He is currently working on "The Partisan's Coat" a sequel to his first novel "Far Away From Where"