Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, and December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
How does who we are and how we describe ourselves shape the ways in which we understand our everyday experience as Jews? As Reform Jews, we are part of a diverse group whose experience in the United States is at the same time similar and very different — depending on which characteristics of diversity center our experiences. In this series, we will begin by examining the many ways in which we identify ourselves and then we will focus upon the ways in which our racial identities influence our experiences, how we understand our experiences as Jews and how others understand us.
- recognize the complexity of our racial identity as Jews
- understand how European Jews became White in the US
- understand what is unconscious bias and how it influences our actions
- understand what racial justice is as a Jewish issue today
- identify one next step for racial justice
Session 1 - November 1 – Who Am I Anyway? with Judith Cooper and Wendy Yanow
Session 2 - November 8 – Did European Jews Become White? with Leslie Yamshon
Session 3 - November 15 – How Do I Recognize, Understand and Avoid Unconscious Bias? with Mark Schoenfield
Session 4 - December 1- So Now What? with Wendy Yanow and David Futransky