A Week of Learning and Reflection
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Friday, July 17: Celebrate Pride Shabbat along with Congregation Dor Hadash and Tifereth Israel. At 5:15 pm, Professor Lillian Faderman will do a pre-Shabbat service zoom shiur on Harvey Milk and his leadership of the Pride Rights movement. The Shabbat service will follow at 6 pm and another chance for questions for Dr. Faderman will follow at 7:15 pm. Livestream Link: https://video.ibm.com/channel/zZDqXjkrYgJ
Saturday, July 18 • 8:30 pm: Havdallah and Kumsitz with Marshall Voit and Cantor Hanan Leberman.
Sunday, July 19: Two Sessions
• Confronting Internal Bias • 10:30 am With Dr. David Parker, an opportunity to build respect and awareness of others and self around racial biases. Dr. Parker works to improve relationships between all peoples.
• “If Not Now” • 3 pm an embodied movement prayer experience utilizing Nia, a low-impact movement and dance technique designed to be done barefoot, offered by certified Nia instructor, Janice Steinberg.
Monday July 20 • 7 pm: Join us for a talk by Rabbi Susan Talve and discussion about the place of Black Lives Mater in the Jewish Community. A rabbi serving in St. Louis, Rabbi Talve was on the ground during the Ferguson Uprising and will share her perspective in conversation with Professor Laurie Baron.
Tuesday, July 21 • 7 pm: Lecture and learning session with Dr. Marc Dollinger, SFSU, author of the book “Black Power, Jewish Politics”. Jews, Whiteness, Power and Privilege: This talk, focused more on sociology than history, defines “whiteness,” gives an overview of Jews and whiteness since the late 19th century, and helps frame some of the larger questions of power and privilege in an American Jewish context.
Wednesday, July 22 • 7 pm: The Most Challenging Mitzvah – an evening of study, discussion, and learning led by Rabbi Joshua Dorsch on the intersection of Halacha, racial injustice, and our obligations towards others. Using traditional and contemporary texts spanning from the Talmud to the writings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, we’ll dive deep to discover our responsibilities and renew our commitments.
Thursday, July 23 • 6:30 – 8 pm: Modeling Dialogue – a conversation between Rabbi Devorah Marcus, and Dr. Reverend J. Lee Hill on how to be an ally and how to be in meaningful and loving dialogue with our neighbors. All participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue break out rooms.
Friday, July 24 • 12 noon: Lunch and Learn: a pre-Shabbat shiur with Rabbi Yael Ridberg on being a witness to this moment in history
To help offset the costs for our lecturers, and musicians, we would be most thankful for voluntary donations of $36 to the Adult Education Fund at Temple Emanu-El.