Seventh Annual JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values
May 2, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EVENING OF LEARNING: RACIAL JUSTICE AND JEWISH VALUES
Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 6:30-9:00 p.m. ET, Via Zoom
Last summer’s widespread demonstrations responding to police violence against people of color reminded us that there is much work to be done in our country toward creating a just society. Join JTS scholars to explore how Jewish texts and tradition enrich our understanding of and response to racial injustice.
Re-examining the classic writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel and bringing Jewish perspectives to contemporary debates surrounding reparations and reproductive justice, we will discover the wisdom Jewish sources offer for reflection on questions of race. We will also discuss how JTS has been addressing racial justice internally as a model for other institutions.
Learn with faculty:
- Dr. Yonatan Brafman, Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics, JTS
- Dr. Michal Raucher, JTS Fellow and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University
- Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Vice Chancellor of Religious Life and Engagement, JTS
- Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Associate Dean of The Rabbinical School, and Kendell Pinkney, Rabbinical Student, JTS
The program will include opening remarks, two study sessions, and a closing session. Please check back for information on the detailed program schedule and session topics.
Please contact Tani Schwartz-Herman at 212-678-8996 or email@example.com for additional information.
This program is hosted by the Greater Washington community and is open to all.
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B’nai Israel Congregation
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Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
Congregation Beth Emeth
Congregation Etz Hayim
Congregation Har Shalom
Congregation Olam Tikvah
The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Shaare Tefila Congregation
Tifereth Israel Congregation
Tikvat Israel Congregation