Beth Shalom Responds to Racial Injustice

Upcoming Events

Just Mercy book discussion

October 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Racial Justice Coordinating Team brings you this book discussion. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a deeply moving, inspiring book, “a passionate account of the ways our nation thwarts justice and inhumanely punishes the poor and disadvantaged “(Booklist). Through stories of marginalized people who were incarcerated victims, we learn the inequities that currently exist. And we learn how one man has invested his life to help. Join with CBS in reading this book and our Zoom discussion. Nancy Simon is our Board president and a social justice advocate; she will facilitate our discussion.

Judaism and Black Lives Matter

with Adam Gillman
We will be exploring traditional and contemporary texts, both Jewish and non, as well as the spirit, to prepare ourselves for engaging in the hands-on and inner work of racial justice. As our society and community awaken to the fact and ensuring that Black lives matter, we will engage in the ongoing conversation of traditional text study along with present-day sources.
Time: Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30pm
Dates: Nov. 4 – Dec. 9, 2020 (6 sessions)
Cost: $90/Member, $135/Non-member

Film & Zoom Conversation: Blacks and Jews Building Beloved Community

Film Streaming: Thurs., Nov. 12 7pm – Sun., Nov. 15 7pm, tickets $5

“Building Beloved Community” Conversation: Sun., Nov. 15 at 7 pm

In partnership with local rabbis and reverends of Seattle’s Black-Jewish Clergy Group, Congregation Beth Shalom is pleased to co-sponsor this event, and we invite our community to watch SHARED LEGACIES: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN-JEWISH CIVIL RIGHTS ALLIANCE and tune in for a conversation with community leaders, followed by Q&A, about reigniting civil dialogue and critical conversation around race, reinvigorating the once-mighty bonds between African Americans and the multiracial Jewish community, and building what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called “Beloved Community,” locally and beyond. Moderated by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum and Dr. Mark Jones, the clergy group’s co-founders. Learn more and buy your ticket.

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