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Facing Our Truths: Conversations on Race  – Facilitated by Beth Am Member Emily Nagaonkar

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, June 4, 2023 15 Sivan 5783

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSocial Hall Patio

2. Sunday, June 11, 2023 22 Sivan 5783

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMMeditation Garden

3. Sunday, June 25, 2023 6 Tammuz 5783

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSocial Hall Patio

4. Sunday, July 9, 2023 20 Tammuz 5783

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSocial Hall Patio

5. Sunday, July 23, 2023 5 Av 5783

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMSocial Hall Patio

6. Sunday, July 30, 2023 12 Av 5783

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMNEW DATE Social Hall Patio

Join this small group discussion series of 6 sessions about how we face our truths about race, privilege, power and the biases that we all hold.

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 Nagaonkar has been a member of the Beth Am Board of Directors for two years. She and her husband, Harsh, are active members of Beth Am’s the Orchard and Racial Equity and Justice initiatives. Originally from the metro-Detroit area, she has been in the Bay Area for 10 years. Professionally, she is a Director of Social Work for Sourcewise, a local non-profit serving older adults and their families. Emily is looking forward to delving into challenging, important issues with the Beth Am community.

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Sun, June 4 2023 15 Sivan 5783