Creating Radically Welcoming Communities

When:
June 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021-06-30T19:00:00-04:00
2021-06-30T20:00:00-04:00

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JOIN OUR ANTIRACISM GROUP FOR THIS ONE HOUR WORKSHOP, FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION FOR HAVURAH MEMBERS WHO ATTEND!
What do our Jewish texts and values say about welcoming others into our communities?Rabbi Sandra Lawson (she/her) works with senior staff, lay leaders, clergy, rabbinical students, and Reconstructionist communities to help Reconstructing Judaism realize its deeply held aspiration of becoming an anti-racist organization and movement. In her role, Lawson is developing a series of anti-racist policies and trainings for the organization and its affiliate members. She also serves as a mentor to rabbinical students.

The 2018 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College graduate is one of the first African American, queer, female rabbis. The thought-leader has consciously sought to alter the perception of what a rabbi — and the rabbinate — looks like. In 2020, the Forward named Lawson to its “Forward 50” proclaiming her a “truth teller.” She is also the founder of Kol Hapanim – All Faces – an inclusive, Jewish community that is relevant, accessible, and rooted in tradition, where all who come are welcomed and diversity is embraced.