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Cancer, death, divorce, betrayal. If you have no choice but to suffer, why not at least transform the power of pain into the potency of wisdom? In Rabbi Steve Leder’s deft hands, the concept moves beyond cliché into a moving...
A writer, feminist and activist, Rebecca Walker is the author of Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self, her account of growing up as the only child of Jewish civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal and Black writer Alice...
Join our panel of Jewish leaders who will share their experiences, expertise, and insight into to what it means to truly embody the Jewish values of inclusivity, diversity, and racial justice. Moderated by Jeffrey Kass, author and JCRC...
A photographer and filmmaker born into the Beta Israel community, Avishai Mekonen chronicled his journey from Ethiopia to Israel as part of Operation Moses and on to the United States in the documentary film 400 Miles to Freedom, which...

[VIRTUAL] Laboratories of Democracy

Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Gale Norton, the first female Secretary of the Interior and Colorado Attorney General, explores how balance- between state and federal powers and among the three branches of government- is essential to preserving democracy. This is part...
Senior Jewish educator in the Chaplain’s office at Yale University, Rabbi Goldstein-Stoll grew up in the Reform movement, from NFTY (the Reform Jewish Youth Movement) and URJ Camp Harlam, to her ordination at Hebrew Union...

[VIRTUAL] Jews and Music in North Africa

Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, Jewish vocalists and instrumentalists played an outsized role in the production of music in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia (a region known as The Maghreb). Drawing on rare shellac records...