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Three Conversations about RACIAL JUSTICE

at Congregation Bet Haverim

Open to all interested community members

These conversations are free. Register in advance, below the descriptions.
Please join us.

Sunday, April 18 @ 3:00-4:30 pm – Registration Closed

Blacks and Jews: Memory and Inconvenient Truths

Our esteemed panelists will delve into the idealized and real memories that exist between the Black and Jewish communities. We will explore together how these challenging issues have been, and continue to be, both obstacles and opportunities as we go forward.

Dr. Marc Dollinger, SFSU Professor, focuses on American Jews and race.  He holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. An author and expert in the fields of Jews and American politics. Author of Black Power, Jewish Politics : Reinventing the Alliance in The 1960s.

Dr. Bruce Haynes, UCD Professor, focuses on racial and ethnic relations and urban communities. As a scholar of racial and ethnic relations and urban communities, his work seeks to understand the processes of Racialization and the consequences of racial classification for creating communities’ boundaries, particularly within an urban context. His recent book, The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews.

Lindsey Newman is the Director of Community Engagement at Be’chol Lashon.  Be’chol Lashon strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. She has over a decade of experience working to advance racial justice in the Jewish community and in the fields of women’s rights advocacy and early childhood education.  She was selected for the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership, participated in the first Jew of Color Selah Leadership Cohort through Bend the Arc, and currently serves on the board of NCJW San Francisco. 

Sunday, May 2 @ 3:00 – 4:30 pm

A Brief Introduction to The Color of Law: A forgotten history of how our government segregated America – by Richard Rothstein.

This overview of housing segregation policies and systemic racism will serve as the first of four sessions about this important book.  The additional three meetings will be hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis via Zoom later in May to further understand how housing policies impact us today.

Ellen Kolarik, Chair, Social Justice Committee, Davis Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

Jill Van Zanten, Social Justice Committee, Davis Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

Recent study group leaders examining this book and its meaning for Davis residents. They will co-lead the additional study sessions taking a deeper look at the book’s exploration of racially biased housing policies and practices.



Sunday, June 6 @ 3:00-4:30 pm

Setting the Stage:  Deepening Racial Understanding

An interactive conversation examining the role of race in our lives, the lives of others, as well as in the greater society.

Lori A. Watson, Ed.D. Racial Equity Consultant/Facilitator at Race-Work dot com
Recent presenter at Temple Isiah (Lafayette, CA). Following her career in Education, Lori worked as an Equity Transformation Specialist with Courageous Conversation, a consulting agency committed to achieving racial equity. She trained and facilitated nationwide, guiding individuals and organizations to uncover personal and institutional biases in order to elevate racial consciousness and move toward systemic racial equity transformation.

Please register here

Rabbi Greg Wolfe welcomes questions about our programs.

If, on Sunday, you attempt to register (!) and the April 18 option has been removed, you may receive the Zoom link by writing to Rabbi Greg (click on his name above). If he’s facilitating the conversation, though, it is too late.

The Executive Director welcomes questions about Bet Haverim partnership at director@bethaverim.org, or 530-758-0842.

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