JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values
Date(s) - Sunday, May 2, 2021
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.
- 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
Please contact Tani Schwartz-Herman at 212-678-8996 or email@example.com for additional information.