Rabbi Roberto Graetz joined Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, California in San Francisco’s East Bay, in 1991 after having served as rabbi in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for almost 20 years. He acted as the Director for Latin America for the World Union for Progressive Judaism, was active in human rights issues during the military dictatorship in Argentina, and worked on behalf of the street children in Rio de Janeiro. Since joining Temple Isaiah Rabbi Graetz has served on Jewish and non-Jewish non¯profit boards, presently he is the Chairperson of Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, a coalition of faith communities working to increase transitional and affordable housing in our county, the Chairperson of the Pacific Central West Region of ARZA/WUNA and serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Board of Rabbis for Human Rights.

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