Join our Congregation Kol Ami community on Zoom, Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 PM as LGBTQ Pride month comes to a close, for a Havdalah dedicated to recommitting ourselves to the fight against racism in ourselves, our communities, and our society at large.
Kol Ami has proudly worked for years to highlight the voices and light up the stories of Jews of color, and all people of color. Yet the events at the end of May and throughout the coronavirus pandemic have reminded us that we cannot be silent. We all have work to do to address the systemic racism in our country, as well as the implicit biases and prejudices in ourselves.
We plan to discuss the film “Just Mercy” during this Havdalah, which was recently released by Warner Bros. to rent for free throughout the month of June to educate viewers widely about systemic racism. The film is based on the true story of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, in the early days of his career. You can rent it for free on YouTube by clicking here:
or find Stevenson’s book of the same title on Amazon Smile or other booksellers:
Mr. Stevenson has spoken at numerous gatherings of Reform Jews, including the 2019 convention of the CCAR, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and his story and his work have a lot to teach us all.
Join us as we bid farewell to Shabbat, gathered in our virtual meeting space, committing to build a world of justice and equality and love.