May 1, 2021
Since February, Temple Beth-El has been exploring themes of racial injustice and non-white experiences in America through film, music and literature. In February, the congregation screened and discussed the film Just Mercy and read and discussed the book White Negroes by Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson. In March there was a presentation about the documentary 13th and the work of the Innocence Project. There was also a discussion of the James Baldwin novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. April programming will include a discussion about the book Caste with Dr. Carey Latimore of Trinity and the movie When They See Us, with Reverend Jessica Kemp. There will also be a program about Hip Hop in America with Rabbi Andrew Terkel on April 27. The series will conclude with an HUC-JIR seminar entitled “Language & Racism in the United States Today”. These programs have been funded by the Jean and Jesse Wulfe Religious Enhancement Fund and the NEFESH fund.
To register for upcoming events (all on Zoom) visit the Temple Beth-El website: https://www.beth-elsa.org/adult-learning/