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Re:Race : An Honest Yom Kippur Conversation about Racism in our Private and Public Lives

  • 09:00 PM
  • Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007


Erev Yom Kippur Oct. 11 @ 9pm-10:30pm


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Please note: All times are listed as Eastern Time (UTC-05:00).


Join Lab/Shul’s leaders and community partners to reflect on lived experiences of racism, to return justice to love, and to renew our commitment to a year long conversation about race and responsibility in the Jewish community – and beyond.

This session is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

In the coming year, Lab/Shul is partnering with Bend the Arc, the Jewish Multiracial Network, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice to continue the conversation about and do the work of ending racism. As a Lab/Shul community, we will learn how racism impacts us, both globally and locally, use that learning to pursue racial justice, and internalize those Jewish teachings that inspire our commitment to equity and human dignity. Save the dates, and stay tuned for locations:
December 11, 2016, February 12, 2017, April 2, 2017, and June 11, 2017



Honored Guests Include (List in Formation):

Stosh Cotler – Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice, Jewish leader, educator, trainer, and organizer within racial and economic justice movements.



Sara Goldberg – student, organizer, Women’s Studies major with an Africana Studies minor, board member of the Vassar Jewish Union, and the Multiracial, Biracial, Students’ Association.



Rev. P. Kimberleigh Jordan, Ph.D – United Church of Christ ordained minister, Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at Union Theological Seminary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Dance History faculty member, interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of religion, dance, and Black Studies.

Aliza Mazor  – Executive Director of Bikkurim: Advancing New Jewish Ideas, organizational development consultant, founding member of Lab/Shul, proud mother of a multi-racial family.



Peter Saraf – film, TV and theater producer (Little Miss Sunshine, Adaptation) who’s upcoming film Loving tells the story of the couple behind the Supreme Court case that struck down laws banning interracial marriage.



Rev. John H. Vaughn – Executive Vice President of Auburn Seminary, Baptist minister, leader, manager, organizer, husband and parent to two African American boys.


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