In addition Beth El Congregation is hosting the following event on Thursday
Inclusion and Belonging: Jews of Color, with panelists Rain Pryor, Lauren Esakoff and Jennifer and Andrew Beurger – Thursday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
We are in the process of finalizing the schedule for Chizuk Amuno’s nine-part series, presented in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, on Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter which will begin on Sunday, Oct. 18 and run through February 2021. Stay tuned for information on the complete schedule and list of speakers.
Please read this important and timely letter that President, Stephen Pomerantz and Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg wrote to our community. “If Not Now, When?”
If you are already a registered voter and you would prefer to mail in your application, here is a link to the PDF.
Quote from Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League: Over the past few weeks the world has witnessed the horrifying acts of police brutality targeting black lives, which only underscores the insidious racism that has and continues to underpin our country’s systems and structures. And all of this has played out in the midst of a global pandemic which has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Let’s be clear: what we are now seeing isn’t actually new. It’s always existed in this country. The difference is that for many people they are seeing it for the first time or close to the first time. But what they are now witnessing is what the Black community has always known. It’s also clear that in the United States, this moment, like so many before it, demands a dedicated focus and demands undivided attention and demands real resources so that we actively address it.
Fighting Hate From Home | Fighting Racism as a Multiracial Jewish Community
A conversation with Ginna Green, Ilana Kaufman, Gamal Palmer, and Jonathan Greenblatt, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League
Black Lives Matter: a Conversation on Being Black and Jewish at this Moment
A conversation with Ilana Kaufman and Yavilah McCoy, sponsored by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs