Friday July 31st at 6:30pm
Join us for Shabbat with Evan Traylor
Sermon and Talk Back Session on Jews, Race, and Inclusivity
Evan is the URJ Presidential Fellow for Millennial Engagement; President of NFTY, URJ Board Member, Co-founder of Hillel International Student Cabinet
Wednesday Morning Book/Jewish History Group.
NEW BOOK – We Lived There Too: In Their Own Words and Pictures Pioneer Jews and the Westward Movement of America 1630-1930 – Kenneth Libo
Social Action Committee
Anti-Racism Book Group
Monday Nights in August 7pm-8:30pm
Thank you to our Social Action Committees’ ongoing response and plans to engage issue of racism and privilege in the wake of the death of George Floyd and others.
Acknowledging that we have implicit prejudice does not make us bad. Prejudice is an ideology that is taught to us, from the time we are born. Learning about it and mitigating it makes us stronger and clearer. Are you interested in better understanding the challenges you face when discussing race and racism? Join us as we explore together.
The Social Action Committee is offering an Anti-Racism Book Group so we can study and learn together in an open, accepting environment. Our first book will be “White Fragility”, by Robin Diangelo, as this is where many of us hit barriers in the discussion of racism. We are aware that as Jews, many of us have difficulty with the label of “white”. We will be able to discuss this as well.
Obtain this short (170 pages) book yourself and read the first three chapters for the initial discussion. Identify sections or ideas that engage you to discuss with the group.
Please register with Stacie at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 26th.
Questions? David Shiman at email@example.com
IT’S A MITZVAH!
Headed up by our Chaverim Committee, a small army of congregants has been manufacturing fabric face masks for several weeks and donating them to various local organizations.
The group has sewn 675 masks for local organizations and members (by request)! Anyone wishing to help out in this effort by sewing or donating materials is encouraged to contact the Chaverim committee, or make a monetary donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund!
Need help during the COVID-19 crisis? If you need assistance with shopping, household repairs, pet care, etc., please contact our Chaverim Committee, and we’ll try to help you out with .
Want to help people in our community who are sheltering or need help? Please let the Chaverim Committee know that you are available to help people in your area.
Small Business Owner?
Dealing with COVID-19?
Are you concerned about whether your small business can survive the COVID crisis? Do you have questions about financial steps you can take to address your business’ situation?
If so, the SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, can help. SCORE provides education and mentoring to business owners free of charge. If you are interested, Steve Greenfield is a certified SCORE mentor and will be happy to speak with you.