Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values

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Date(s) - Sunday, May 2, 2021
6:30 pm


Seventh Annual JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values

This will take place on 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.

Scholars include:

Please contact Tani Schwartz-Herman at 212-678-8996 or tanischwartz@jtsa.edu for additional information.