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Facing Our Truths – Facilitated by Emily Nagaonkar

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6 Kislev 5783

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

2. Wednesday, December 14, 2022 20 Kislev 5783

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

3. Wednesday, January 4, 2023 11 Tevet 5783

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

4. Wednesday, January 18, 2023 25 Tevet 5783

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMZoom

5. Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10 Sh'vat 5783

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMZoom
Past Sessions
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 22 Cheshvan 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Zoom

Beth Am’s Racial Justice and Equity Initiative will be convening another set of several small groups of 5-10 participants to meet for a series of 6 sessions about how we face our truths about race, privilege, power and the biases that we all hold. Groups will be facilitated by trained congregants. The sessions are based on wonderful materials prepared by clergy and staff from Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, CA, and Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA. Session topics will be:

  • Introduction and Overview: Developing a Sense of Trust in the Group,  Establishing Relationships
  • White Fragility
  • Racism and White Supremacy — A Human Construct
  • Post-Slavery Incarceration as a Means of Control
  • Looking Within Our Jewish Community
  • How Are We Responsible/Accountable?

Emily is a member of the Beth Am Board of Directors and the Director of Health and Social Services at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center. She and her husband Harsh are active members of Beth Am’s young adults community, the Orchard. Originally from the metro-Detroit area, she has been in the Bay Area for nine years. Emily is looking forward to delving into challenging, important issues with the Beth Am community.

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Mon, November 28 2022 4 Kislev 5783