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Sunday, January 14 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Ferguson/Fargesn: Racism, Jewishness, and the Movement for Black Lives

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In 1902, in a stuffy room on the Lower East Side, countless Jews testified to a local "Indignation Committee" about abuses suffered at the hands of New York City police officers. In our day, for perhaps the first time, many Americans are coming to terms with the abuses suffered by African Americans at the hands of our nation's criminal justice system. Are these experiences similar? Different? What are the implications for white Jews’ particular role in the struggle for racial justice?

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Mike Rothbaum

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum serves as rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, MA, and lives with his husband, Yiddish singer Anthony Russell, in Concord. Rabbi Mike has received accolades for his achievements in religious school, B'nai Mitzvah, youth group, and camp settings. He has... Read More →


Sunday January 14, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
Highlander (North)