[VIRTUAL] Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears: Uprooting Internalized Antisemitism & White Supremacy

Date: November 14, 2021Time: 4:30 pm

Choosing Justice Despite our Fears: Uprooting Internalized Antisemitism & White Supremacy  

Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone in conversation with Dr. Penny Rosenwasser

November 14 | 4:30 pm MST | Session Four of a Four-Part Series | $10 per session | $40 for all four sessions

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Program description:

Dr. Rosenwasser will share stories, experiential practices, and lessons learned from her ongoing journey as a white Ashkenazi anti-racist Jew: a path of unlearning patterns of racism and internalized Jewish oppression, self-reflection, solidarity, and relationship-building, and the intertwining of Jewish self-love with social justice. She will cite her experience of transformational anti-racism work going on at the Kehilla Synagogue in Oakland, CA, as a model for social justice reform in the Jewish community. 

Penny Rosenwasser, Ph.D., is a white Ashkenazi Jewish social justice educator, author, and facilitator. She earned her Ph.D. in Transformational Learning & Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Rosenwasser is the former chair of the Jewish Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association and co-teaches an Antisemitism/Anti-Arabism class at City College of San Francisco. Currently, she helps lead a year-long racial justice initiative at the 1000-member Kehilla Synagogue in Oakland, CA, and co-leads the synagogue White affinity group. Rosenwasser is a public speaker and workshop leader on issues of anti-Semitism, White supremacy, activism, and internalized oppression. Her third book, Hope into Practice, Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears, won the Association for Women in Psychology, 2014 Jewish Caucus Award for Scholarship. For more information please visit