13 2020

Community Reflections with Rabbi Sandra Lawson

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

Congregation Agudat Achim 2117 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12309

Contact Josh Cooper-Ginsburg
(518) 393-9211

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Rabbi Sandra Lawson will be joining CAA for a series of three conversations about race and racism in the Jewish community and beyond. In the first, Rabbi Lawson sets the stage for our community reflections with an interactive program and sharing parts of her personal story. The second session will build on the first, as Rabbi Lawson invites Rabbi Spitzer to join her in an open dialog about confronting racism within ourselves—this session will also include a musical Havdalah service. Finally, the third session will be a guided text study on Creating an Inclusive Judaism for the Future. Rabbi Lawson is a chaplain at Elan University and views the world through a Black and queer lens—her voice is an important one for us to engage with deeply.

Join Congregation Agudat Achim for a three-part conversation about race and racism.

Pioneering community builder, activist, and innovative educator. As the Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life and Hillel Jewish Educator at Elon University, Rabbi Lawson views Jewish life and the world through a black, queer lens in order to build welcoming communities where all people come together.

29 October, 7:00 PM: Racism in the Jewish Community
7 November, 7:00 PM: Havdalah and an Open Dialogue Between Rabbis Lawson and Spitzer, about Becoming Antiracist
13 December, 10:30 AM: Text Study: Creating an Inclusive Judaism for the Future

All parts of this series will be on Zoom and open to the whole community. For security reasons, we are asking people to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the meetings. Please share widely with anyone who may be interested!

Sponsor: This series is sponsored by the Sadie Schneider Rosh Hodesh Learning Group.