This monthly program encourages active participation that leads to action for racial justice. Each session features a specific topic led by an expert guest moderator, and will also connect to a Jewish theme for that month. In our sessions we share our advocacy work and reflections, study a Jewish text that connects with the topic, then anticipate our “step forward” for racial justice and tikkun olam.
This one hour group discussion is for TIC members to continue processing and reflecting on the various racial justice topics raised by our Tsa’ad Kadima programming. Facilitated by various members of our Racial Justice committee, this welcoming space is for us to share ideas, ask questions and report on our personal progress in this challenging work.
Tuesday, September 20 beginning at 7:15 pm In Person
Pirkei Avot teaches us that the world stands on three pillars: TORAH, AVODAH (good works), and G’MILUT HASADIM (acts of kindness). In this workshop, we will explore how these three pillars intersect with racial justice, using the film, “40 Days of Teshuvah” (2021) as a springboard of exploration. We will actively engage in activities that explore each pillar’s and our own personal connections to racial justice. We will leave with ideas for acts of loving kindness for tikkun olam (healing our world) that we plan to carry forth into the new year.
Please RSVP by Monday, September 19 at 12:00 pm (noon)
Schedule of Events:
7:15-7:30 pm: Torah – The importance of teshuvah and embracing all people
7:30-8:00 pm: Avodah (good works) – Watch excerpts of “40 Days of Teshuvah” and discuss in small groups
8:00-8:30 pm: G’milut Hasadim (acts of kindness) – Commit to social and racial justice actions this year
8:30-8:45 pm: Minyan at the conclusion of this event
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