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Juneteenth Through the Eyes of Jews of Color - Shared screen with speaker view
Aviva K Rosenbloom
01:06:26
Thank you, Ruth Jaffee!
Anne Luria Burg
01:13:14
can't hear Debbie
Morris Allen
01:13:49
This is one of the most significant joint movement events undertaken in many years. Thank you
Anne Luria Burg
01:13:52
can't hear Debbie Connection is choppy and goes in and out
Marge &/0r Jamie Sunners
01:13:58
Where can others log in on Facebook?
sharon mendelson
01:14:04
hi Debbie great job
Anne Luria Burg
01:14:16
can't hear Debbie Connection is choppy and goes in and out
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
01:14:17
I’m not having any problems hearing. Very clear.
Anne Luria Burg
01:14:18
can't hear Debbie Connection is choppy and goes in and out
Jilana Dellal
01:14:19
Who wrote the song - I know it’s been around for a while
*Ruth Jaffe
01:14:38
https://www.facebook.com/UnitedSynagogueCJ
Rachel Bashevkin
01:14:53
No problem with the sound. Anne, this might be a problem with your connection.
Marilyn Labendz
01:15:03
Thank you to all who created this incredible program! Debbie, Debby and Ruth: Kudos and more.
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
01:15:18
If you have your video on and are having audio problems, try turning off your video.
Helene G
01:15:19
Our connection is great. Maybe individual issues.
Stanley Asekoff
01:15:29
I'm having trouble hearing
Eleanor Bonder
01:15:43
My connection is also very good.
Daniel
01:15:44
Just beautiful
Gilly Nadel
01:15:44
Beautiful song!
Eric’s iPhone
01:15:57
Always stunning to hear you sing, Marcus!
Tamar
01:16:01
Phenomenal rendition of "Oh, Freedom"!!!!
Marilyn Labendz
01:16:18
How beautiful!
דבורה והרב שאול
01:16:20
Post CIvil War composer & lyricist unknown
Leah Kabrt
01:16:21
Beautiful!!
Cantor Leon Sher
01:16:26
Beautiful!! Thank you.
Donald Batchelder (he, his)
01:16:26
This is lovely, Marques!
Sara Schechtman
01:16:29
Beautiful!
Jilana Dellal
01:16:29
BRAVO!!!!
Jessie Birnbaum
01:16:35
Bravo!
*Lauren Rudin (she/her)
01:16:36
Wow, Yasher koach <3
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
01:16:36
Wow. What a powerful rendition of Oh Freedom. Marques, you have such an incredible voice!
רחל (Racheal)
01:16:45
Kol Hakavod, Marques!
R' Jonah Rank (male or neutral pronouns are ok)
01:16:47
Yashar ko’ach.
Leonard Wasserman
01:16:49
It was wonderful, Marques.
Lisa Berke- Weidenbaum
01:16:49
y’asher koach
Tamar
01:16:50
Thank you, Marques!
Fortuna Scheige
01:16:54
Bravo! Yasher Koach, Marcus!
Abbe Architzel
01:16:55
That was beautiful
Riley
01:16:57
Yasher koach - gave us chills. Just beautiful
Phyl
01:17:01
Beautiful rendition. Thanks to Marques for singing so powerfully!
Rabbi Eve Posen (she/her)
01:18:13
Yasher koach! and, how awesome to have the incredible Ruth messinger here to guide us... light upon light
Karen Averill (she/her)
01:18:22
Beautiful, Yaher Koach!
Keren McGinity’s iPhone
01:18:29
Deeply moving! Thank you for singing. And yes, as Ruth reminds us, study is important because it leads to action!
Mel Saltz
01:18:57
From Marcia Saltz AMEN!
Yael Farr
01:19:16
yes!!!!
Helene G
01:19:41
Oh Freedom- Post Civil War. Probably in public domain. No author(s) listed. Originally recorded in 1931 as "Sweet Freedom" by a group of gospel singers, Nance Family but has since been recorded by many, Odetta, Baez, others.
Tamar
01:20:07
It's so inspiring to hear from Ruth Messinger!
Sarah and Myles Zuckerman
01:20:45
I remember a recording of Pete Seegar singing it, with a verse “no more segregation over me”.
Jilana Dellal
01:21:59
Thanks everyone for the facts about the song :-)
Gregory M Saltzman
01:22:36
I thought we were going to hear Black voices. When does that part start?
Yael Farr
01:23:48
I think accountability is important and that is what is going on here....
Ruthe Levy
01:23:51
Gregory...didyou not understand there will be panel
Tamar
01:23:57
Gregory Saltzman, patience is a virtue.
Yael Farr
01:24:00
thank you Ruth
Ari Reis
01:24:08
AMEN!!
Iris
01:24:17
Gregory has a great point.
Marilyn Labendz
01:24:23
What a moving and beautiful charge from a brilliant woman. I heard a program on NPR by a black woman, whose name I am sorry to say I do not remember, who said the black community has no more “time,” that “take it slow” can no longer be tolerated.
Rabbi Charlie
01:24:24
Yasher Koah. On the song, see: whatsoproudlywehail.org,, Wikipedia, balladofamerica.org.
Lisa Nachtigall
01:24:28
Dayenu
Daniel
01:24:28
Bless you Ruth🙏🏼
Pamela Goldfinger (she/her)
01:24:29
Thanks Ruth.
רחל (Racheal)
01:24:42
@Gregory: This is a space for both us And allies; we shall all speak <3
רחל (Racheal)
01:25:00
Yasher Koach, Ruth <3
Keren McGinity’s iPhone
01:25:26
Always a privilege to listen and learn from you.
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
01:25:27
Yasher Koach, Ruth. It is an honor.
רחל (Racheal)
01:25:41
Same
Gloria Andersen
01:26:30
Until Howard Zinn there was not much about slavery in HS textbooks.
רחל (Racheal)
01:26:43
Same, Heather!
Abbe Architzel
01:27:05
YES
Ann Sussman(she/her)
01:27:22
Yes!!!
Tamar
01:27:32
Gloria, yes, Zinn is great!
Ruth Messinger | she/her/hers
01:27:54
thank you so much to everyone for the privilege of being part of this amazing event
Tamar
01:28:42
Heather, thank you for allowing yourself to be vulnerable and share with us.
Alexis McKenna
01:28:59
seconding Tamar
Yael Farr
01:29:09
you said what needed to be said and needed to be heard. Kavod Ruth
Sally Kram
01:29:22
Thank you Ruth for your message. It was moving and powerful.
רחל (Racheal)
01:29:35
Shalom, Yasher Koach, and Todah Rabah, Ruth. Quite Blessed with those Powerful Words. Shabbat Shalom <3
Tracy Ann Bancroft (she/her)
01:29:52
Yes, Yael, you’re spot on!
Debra Natenshon (she/her)
01:30:22
Beautifully stated Heather; thank you for speaking
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
01:30:35
What Debra said.
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
01:30:40
Wow Heather.
Yael Farr
01:30:47
clapping hands Heather!!
Eliana
01:31:05
Thank you, Heather! So grateful for your leadership and honesty.
Tamar
01:31:06
Heather, you moved me so much!
Cantor Leon Sher
01:31:06
^^^
Phyl
01:31:06
Thanks, Heather
Sally Kram
01:31:40
Is a national Juneteenth enough? What else should we be doing to promote racial justice?
Sarah and Myles Zuckerman
01:32:11
Very true!
Alexis McKenna
01:32:14
Thank you, Heather. We appreciate you, we see you, and we hear you. We all came here because we want to hear and listen - and do the right things in response.
Yael Farr
01:32:27
always !!
Yael Farr
01:33:35
yes Doc Meika, yes sis,kavod!!! spot on
Diane Dillard Peters
01:33:41
preach!
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
01:33:48
As a woman, a lesbian and a Jew, I have more fear these days when traveling than I have in some time.
Yael Farr
01:34:17
clapping loud Meik
Phyl
01:34:44
Thank you Tameika
Harriet Schulman
01:34:47
Proud to know you, Tameika!
Tamar
01:35:04
No, Sally, it is not enough at all. There should be reparations, an end to racialized violence, an end to racism in health care and so much more. Thank you, Tameika!!
Yael Farr
01:36:00
you speak for us women who have not been able to voice our pains and struggles for many years...
רחל (Racheal)
01:38:26
Just Some people wish to improve... others call us revisionist around True Historical accounts... :/
Yael Farr
01:38:30
yesssssss
Tamar
01:38:37
Kendell, collective memory...such a touchy subject. Thank you for making us think about that!
Debra Natenshon (she/her)
01:38:43
Thank you Dr Minor! And Kendell, so real and helpful; thank you!
Yael Farr
01:38:58
thank you Kendell, well said
Claudine Schweber
01:39:10
thank you Kendell--so articulate and reminder that's needed, over and over!
Phyl
01:39:11
Thank you Kendell!
Rebekah Robinson
01:39:11
Thank you Kendell
S K
01:39:25
I'm in Texas and have never understood why we celebrate enslaved people being kept in bondage for 2 years AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation
rivka campbell
01:39:34
While it is natural for people to compare their experiences to JOC experiences. It is important to remember that this experience/ presentation should be centered on JOC voices and experiences. It stands alone.
Yael Farr
01:42:32
Thank you!!!!
Jilana Dellal
01:42:35
While it has been acknowledged that Jews are good at creating stories, but what would be the most impactful action for the Jewish community to take for Juneteenth?
Yael Farr
01:42:43
yesssssssssssss
Yael Farr
01:42:45
SPEAK
Tamar
01:42:48
Rafi, what an amazing story! Thank you for your work!
Sylvie Moscovitz
01:42:49
USY is so looking forward to this!!
Cantor Leon Sher
01:43:23
What a beautiful and wonderfully well-spoken panel! Thank you all!
Phyl
01:43:39
Thank you Rafi
Steven Resnick (He/Him/His)
01:43:59
We can't wait to see the impact that the JOCISM Cohort has! Thank you, Rafi!
Eleanor Bonder
01:44:00
I am delighted to be attending this wonderful event.
Morris Allen
01:44:31
Rafi Forbush has been an inspirational part of my life for 35 years He will make this project a major success and bring honor to out people
Yael Farr
01:44:39
AS THE JEW OF COLOR IN USY in Hagesher along with my brothers, the RESPES FAMILY along with very few families were in USY!! AWFUL
Yael Farr
01:45:06
I FELT SO ALONE AND SECLUDED
רחל (Racheal)
01:45:15
@Yael: I sent you a direct message; see it?
Jilana Dellal
01:45:26
But the entire Jewish community has to take responsiblity for this, not just leave it to JOC
רחל (Racheal)
01:46:07
@Jilana: Indeed; Thanks Much <3
Yael Farr
01:46:34
Racheal, no, I will look into it
Sara Schechtman
01:47:27
Thank you all, for your vulnerability and honesty. It is an honor to have you representing the voices that have so much to contribute!
Leonard Wasserman
01:47:53
Rafi, you made a resonating statement that could resonate on Juneteenth: We must "extend the tent"! Everyone is invited and welcome-- and particularly the African American descendants of slavery. The legacy of African American slavery on this side of the "pond" must be pushed back against and put behind us. I am hoping that JTS and Conservative synagogues will become part of that effort.
Yael Farr
01:47:57
USY could have been a much better experience but never felt fully welcomed.thank you Rafi, Heather, Kendall, Heather, entire panel for being our voice
Yael Farr
01:49:10
well said Doc Tameika❤
Madeline she/her/hers
01:50:04
Thank you Heather, Kendell, Raffi and Tameika! Your messages brings greater understanding to the Juneteenth experience. Thank you!
Alexis McKenna
01:50:08
microaggressions
רחל (Racheal)
01:50:36
@Alexis: Yeah...^^
רחל (Racheal)
01:51:25
Eloquent and said with beautiful levity.
DePrator
01:51:54
Gratitude for your making this moment so critical. Giving the running theme of “one” and special attention” in your community, how can your community become more inclusive on a one to one and outward to the Sepharitic community. Appreciate.
Yael Farr
01:52:43
Exactly, they feel pushed away
Leonard Wasserman
01:52:47
Rafi, as an educator engaged in music, would you consider inviting Drake the rapper to one of your classes to talk about his experience as a Jew of color in the rap world?
רחל (Racheal)
01:53:14
I have a friend who said she is one foot out the door due to just what Kendell and Rafi just described...
Marilyn Labendz
01:53:19
“Extend the Tent” is an incredibly perfect phrase. There’s a song, poem, play,or a ritual it.
רחל (Racheal)
01:54:04
@Leonard: Love that Question! Perhaps same with Lenny Kravitz?...
Yael Farr
01:54:28
Rafi, I love your name, same as my son. lol. you are speaking our truths, thank you. I feel for our youth...as a former USY Advisor, I am sad for our young kings and queens
Steven Resnick (He/Him/His)
01:55:21
Hi @Yael Farr! I sent you a private message, hopefully it went through!
Sara Schechtman
01:55:38
Lifestyle of Systemic Change- Beautifully expressed.
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
01:55:48
Rafi, huge hand claps for what you’re saying about what we take away from this!!
Claudine Schweber
01:55:50
I want to share this with others, in my synagogue, etc--will we get a link to the recording? please....
Phyl
01:55:53
We must ALL advocate for acceptance and inclusion... not just in our shuls, but in all aspects of life!
Leonard Wasserman
01:55:56
And we love your being Jewish, Rafi!
Abbe Architzel
01:56:00
I am so appreciative of this conversation. And thank you Kendell for explaining that "thing" where I have to interview to prove that I belong in Jewish spaces. I have internalized this since I was a kid but I've never explained or said it out loud. I feel empowered.
Ann Sussman(she/her)
01:56:08
As Jews, we must do better to be inclusive. We must welcome all Jews, Jews of color, LGBTQ Jews. Everyone!!
Victoria Hilkevitch
01:56:34
`Me! I attended it in Bloomington IN.
Rachel Fleishman
01:57:09
#2 from the Bloomington series. Hi Victoria :)
Victoria Hilkevitch
01:57:22
Hi Rachel!
Leonard Wasserman
01:57:35
Agreed, Heather!
*Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, JTS
01:57:38
Yes we will circulate the recording afterwards, along with some other opportunities for folks to take up Rafi’s challenge and keep engaging as a lifestyle of systemic change.
Rebekah Robinson
01:58:10
Heather, you are saying nothing but the truth. Thank you
Yael Farr
01:58:19
Yes Heather!! Have those uncomfortable conversations!! Thank you.
Yael Farr
01:59:45
yesss, spot on. so hurtful
Yael Farr
02:00:00
we have to do better tribe
Elisabeth's Mini iPad
02:00:09
Love the term and concept of “bagelling! “. How do speakers feel about the privileging of Yiddish lingo when ENglish(our national common language) or even Hebrew. ( the language of the modern state of Israel) would be more inclusive. Myself, I feel it’s a turn off to those who don’t have a connection to Yiddish for any number of reasons including families who were German speakers but no affinity for Yiddish
Morris Allen
02:00:15
Rafi's mom was a great mom
Morris Allen
02:00:22
is
Tracy Ann Bancroft (she/her)
02:01:07
Don’t forget the layer of sexism that women, especially women of color, experience everyday too.
Joan Brode
02:01:17
Wonderful conversation! Thank you. What books are you suggesting?
Yael Farr
02:01:28
yesss Tracy!!!!
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:02:33
Can links to those organizations be shared in the chat?
Sandra
02:02:49
Book: White fragility by Robin Deangelo
Jilana Dellal
02:02:51
To Elisabeth’s point - or Non-Ashkenazi jews where there are other languages - not Yiddish
Yael Farr
02:02:53
yessss❤
Allison Kapusta USCJ (she/her)
02:02:54
We will share resources in the follow up email that will go out tomorrow
Rebekah Robinson
02:03:03
Also Jews In ALL Hues!
David Troll (he/him)
02:03:19
Thank you to all the speakers for you powerful stories and excellent insights. Your collective honesty and generosity is greatly appreciated.
Shana Weiner (she/her)
02:03:19
Yes! JIAH!
Yael Farr
02:03:20
love you Doc Meik
Eric’s iPhone
02:03:23
Heather—you, and the rest of the panel, are speaking powerfully and reflecting the experiences of many Jews of Color.
rivka campbell
02:03:26
For Canadians - Jews of Colour Canada
Ronit Ajlen
02:03:55
tokenism
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:04:03
“Racial battle fatigue”
Sara Schechtman
02:04:15
Racial Battle Fatigue, another brilliant term
Jilana Dellal
02:04:31
It is a fine balance for White Jews to try to make people feel welcome but not tip into “Bagelling”. It is also scary on that side that we are causing offense
Eric’s iPhone
02:04:50
I encourage you all to learn about and support Jewish Multiracial Network https://www.jewishmultiracialnetwork.org
Cantor Leon Sher
02:05:06
@Jilana yes
Ann Sussman(she/her)
02:05:38
Please include Bechol Lashon in the list of resources. My child has been going to their camp for Jews of Color for many years.
Morris Lewis
02:05:58
Jews of Color Initiative (https://jewsofcolorinitiative.org/)
Tracy Ann Bancroft (she/her)
02:06:06
And Repair The World too
Karen Averill (she/her)
02:06:07
Thank you to the panel for baring your inner selves and allowing us to see how the greater Jewish community has thoughtlessly unintentionally hurt so many blacks in our community. Your perspectives give us all an opportunity to take the learning back to our communities and ensuring this does not happen anymore...Many many thanks for your honesty and transparency.
רחל (Racheal)
02:06:35
@Sherri, Ann: https://jewsofcolorinitiative.org/https://globaljews.org/https://www.ammud.org/about
Yael Farr
02:06:57
thank you Racheal
Eric’s iPhone
02:07:09
You may also want to use Jewish MultiracialNetwork’s Kaddish for Black Lives on this Juneteenth Shabbat. You can find it here: https://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/kaddish-black-lives
רחל (Racheal)
02:07:09
Honoured <3
Keren McGinity’s iPhone
02:07:25
Another book Heather mentioned is Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Yael Farr
02:07:33
wow...powerful
Jilana Dellal
02:07:47
And How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi
Tracy Ann Bancroft (she/her)
02:08:25
Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo
Elisabeth's Mini iPad
02:08:30
@Jiliana, yes, indeed: Besides Judeo_german (Yiddish) there have been other European Judeo- (languages, eg Judeo Italian, JudeoSpanish,, not to say nothing about Jewish languages from outside Europe, etc. Our congregations’ practice to mainstream/privilege Yiddish is almost always at the expense of “seeing” these other historically important parts of Jewish culture write. Large.
Yael Farr
02:08:46
2 snaps with a twist! well said!!
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:08:49
Thanks to all for the organizational resources.
Jilana Dellal
02:09:16
My family spoke Judeo-Arabic but that generation is mostly gone
Phyl
02:09:58
Can these resources also be part of the follow-up email?
Elijah Chevalier
02:10:14
^^^
Allison Kapusta USCJ (she/her)
02:10:29
Yes, we will share all of these links in the follow up email
Yael Farr
02:11:11
yes, retrain the brain
רחל (Racheal)
02:11:27
Anyone who would like resources, ideas, and/or connections please feel free to direct message me.
Elisabeth's Mini iPad
02:11:27
Yes @ Jilana. We must not eviscerate their Contributions by omitting theirCommunities having existed ...
Ronit Ajlen
02:11:39
well said Rafi
Hedda Kafka
02:11:39
The photographer Fredrick Brenner once said that all religions are about longing, belonging and exclusion. The thought of a USY for Jews of Color makes me ask whether we will ultimately mutually integrate of exclude each other. Your thoughts/
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
02:12:06
Even if there are no Jews of Color in one’s synagogue, the way we think about and talk about Jews can become more inclusive which ultimately, we change how people think about “who are Jews” and become a more welcoming to Jews of Color in predominantly white Jewish spaces.
Mel Saltz
02:12:07
To what do you attribute the unwelcoming attitude towards Jews of Color from some Jews in synagogues and other settings? (aside from they're being part of a white majority that doesn't accept anything different/unknown) One would think that given the history of Jewish persecution throughout history, that most Jews would be more tolerant.
Karen Averill (she/her)
02:12:12
Are there any books that deal directly with the black Jewish racism issue?
רחל (Racheal)
02:12:35
I was just invited to work with a couple of those organizations I listed since I am Passionate about this work; Todah Rabah.
רחל (Racheal)
02:12:55
@Karen: Can look into that question for you.
Eleanor Bonder
02:13:08
At Temple Sinai Congregation in Toronto, we are consistently encouraged to act when things like George Floyd happen
Eleanor Bonder
02:13:52
not to just discuss is among ourselves.
Ronit Ajlen
02:14:07
yes, Heather!
Yael Farr
02:14:11
Clapping Heather
Helene G
02:14:14
I recommend registering ffor anything in which Heather Miller is a part.
Yael Farr
02:14:20
yes, yes, yes!!!
Alexis McKenna
02:14:34
08003
Yael Farr
02:14:58
Exactly, there aren't many😰
Ned Gladstein (he/him/his)
02:15:11
Read "The Color of Law"
Lisa Hedgepeth
02:15:25
How can we access Heather's series on race consciousness?
Tracy Ann Bancroft (she/her)
02:15:27
Another great book as a resource: Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy by Rachel Ricketts
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:15:41
“We are all equal opportunity targets.”
lisa (she/her) goodman
02:15:54
https://www.themultitudes.org/
Karen Averill (she/her)
02:15:58
Also recommend The New Jim Crow
*Kendell Pinkney (he/him)
02:16:02
Heather’s series: https://www.themultitudes.org/
Yael Farr
02:16:08
Yes, Tracy❤
Lisa Hedgepeth
02:16:17
thanks!
Sarah and Myles Zuckerman
02:16:34
Great suggestion, Heather.
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:17:22
My Grandmother’s Hands
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:17:26
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34146782-my-grandmother-s-hands
Tamar
02:17:36
Yes, Heather, you're so right. The journey within is uncomfortable but essential.
lisa (she/her) goodman
02:17:42
My Grandmother's Hands, by Resmaa Menakem
Ronnie Kweller
02:17:56
Didn’t catch book title — My Grandmother’s…..Thx!Please DO send a reading list.
Yael Farr
02:18:09
🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽Heather
Jilana Dellal
02:18:11
My Grandmother’s Hand
Yael Farr
02:18:40
Amen v'Amen
Eliana and Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson
02:18:47
Heather’s sons are wonderful humans!
Vanessa Ripps
02:19:32
Such a wonderful session. Thank you so much
Yael Farr
02:19:40
yes you are DR Minor❤❤👏🏽👏🏽
Morris Lewis
02:20:42
The Color of Love by Marra B. Gad.
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
02:21:24
Kendell, put the names of Jewish artists of color in the resource list!!
Linda Scheinberg
02:21:26
What is the appropriate greeting from a white ally to a friend of color?
Nina Jaffe
02:21:33
My grandmother’s hands: Racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies - by Resmaa Menakem (2017)
Yael Farr
02:21:35
This is a beautiful and much needed session that I hope continues and everyone takes away the essence of his-story and her-story. Excellent panel.👏🏽❤ Chazak Baruch!!
Jilana Dellal
02:21:36
Kendell - how do we find you!
Marilyn Labendz
02:22:00
Thank you all to the panelists for a brilliant program!
Rachel Bashevkin
02:22:09
Such a superb set of speakers!
Mona Shapiro
02:22:16
Much appreciation to all of the speakers- THANK YOU!!!
Amy Epstein
02:22:20
I love you all. Yasher Koach!
susan doug
02:22:21
I have learned much from Kendell's presentations
Sarah and Myles Zuckerman
02:22:21
Yasher koach panelists.
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
02:22:31
This has been one of the most useful conversations I’ve heard so far! Bravo!!
Deborah Ala
02:22:32
This has been amazing. Thank you!
Raizell Slobodsky
02:22:35
Thank you very much—very insightful and powerful—from Toronto—more please and thanks for the book reccommendations
Diane Rayor
02:22:42
Excellent panel! Thank you so much, all the speakers!
Steven Morgen
02:22:45
Please send bios of speakers and how we can contact them if we'd like to have them speak in our congregations.
*Kendell Pinkney (he/him)
02:22:46
Happy to be in community with you all. Be in touch. Kendell’s JTS email: kepinkney@jtsa.edu
*Lauren Rudin (she/her)
02:22:50
Yasher koach! This was phenomenal!!
Negus Emmanuel & Negist Dakkar Lenore-Tafari I
02:22:51
yasher koach
Carole.Genshaft
02:22:54
Thanks to all!!
DePrator
02:22:54
GRATITUDE FOR THIS EYEOPENING SGIFT. YALL TURNED IT UP! SPEAK ON!!!HAPPY JUNETEENTH
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal (he-him-his)
02:22:59
Thank you to this amazing panel for helping us see you, hear you, and be inspired by you to do this work together.
*Ruth Jaffe
02:23:01
Don’t leave yet! Please stay on to hear Lauren Williams Rudin sing.
Ronnie Kweller
02:23:05
Thx for book title! The sound isn’t always great.
Karen Hauss
02:23:07
Thank you for this program.
Yael Farr
02:23:13
HAPPY JUNETEENTH!!!
Adrian Strizhak
02:23:14
Wow and. Thanks
Phyl
02:23:17
Yasher Koach to all participants!
Marjorie Maltin
02:23:18
This was a fabulous program! Yasher Koach to each of the speakers! You are all so inspiring and are making such a difference from your voices. Thank you!
Sharon Smith
02:23:21
Kol Hakavod to all! Thank you for this wonderful session
Lori Barbag (she/her/hers)
02:23:29
Thank you for speaking your truth!
Yael Farr
02:23:32
SHABBAT SHALOM L'KOL AM❤
prmatusow
02:23:34
Yasher coach to the panelists- OUTSTANDING!! Such wisdom, insights, and suggestions for going forward! Thank you so much! You are inspiring us for a better future!
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal (he-him-his)
02:23:37
And thank you to our friends in Caldwell for hosting and organizing this very meaningful evening, along with Stephanie Ruskay for her amazing work
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:23:41
So many thanks to the panelists. So important especially for our kids who are Jews of color. I want my child to remain part of the Jewish community as he becomes an adult.
Georgia Kent
02:23:43
Please follow up with a Reading List for attendees like me who want to learn more:)
Tamar
02:23:46
Thank you to the Agudath organizers and to all of the thought-provoking panelists!!!!
Katja Vehlow (she, her)
02:23:54
So grateful to our speakers and organisers. Yesher kochachem and may you go from strength to strength!!
Adam Shandler
02:23:56
Panelists: Thank you for including US by sharing your experiences.
Eliana and Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson
02:24:05
Thank you so much. This has been excellent!
Barbara Sebiri’s iPad
02:24:09
Marvelous program…thanks to everyone especially the panelists.
Adam Shandler
02:24:15
And thank you Rabbi Lucas for moderating. Yasher Koach!
Susan Werk
02:24:24
Thank you panelists!!! You opened our eyes and hearts
Jilana Dellal
02:24:27
Bravo to the Agudath Israel Tzedek committee! I am proud to be in the same community with you!
*Kendell Pinkney (he/him)
02:24:41
Preach, Rabbi Ari!
Sara Schechtman
02:24:42
Thank you all, including the organizers, profound and moving and panelists
Rabbi Charlie
02:24:48
Todah Rabbah for this outstanding program & the outstanding panelists! Thought-provoking, articulate, insightful.
Cantor Shayna Postman
02:24:50
I’m listening. Thank you all
lisa (she/her) goodman
02:24:51
Thank you to the panelists for your honesty, vulnerability, courage, wisdom and presence tonight.
Fredda Cohen
02:24:56
Thank you all, Heather, Tameika, Rafi and Kendell. And to Ari, as well. Such a well done presentation.
Sara Schechtman
02:24:57
Shabbat Shalom
jsolomon
02:25:43
Brilliant, engaging speakers. Thank you all!
Yael Farr
02:25:59
amen❤
Jay Siegelaub
02:26:06
Thank you, panelists, for your honesty and directness. It is much appreciated.
Cantor Leon Sher
02:26:14
Yashar Koach to all. Great program. Thank you.
Sally Kram
02:26:21
Have a meaningful Juneteenth all!
רחל (Racheal)
02:26:42
@DePrator: Beautifully Said :)
Fortuna Scheige
02:27:23
Thank you all!
Marlene Blumin
02:27:24
I want to thank each panelist for sharing much to think about!!!!
lisa (she/her) goodman
02:27:35
Is the JOIN program only for USCJ members?
רחל (Racheal)
02:28:05
@Rabbi Stephanie: I would love to work and participate.
Steven Morgen
02:28:34
I don't do twitter but I am interested in follow up
*Kendell Pinkney (he/him)
02:28:35
https://www.jtsa.edu/the-catastrophist-a-theatre-talkback
Rachel Beck
02:28:43
@lisa- JOIN runs their course regularly, open to all. Rabbi Ruskay is running USCJ specific cohort.
Sheri Sprung Morrison (she/her)
02:28:48
Do we have to be part of a Conservative Synagogue to participate? I’m a member of an Independent (unaffiliated) synagogue.
*Kendell Pinkney (he/him)
02:29:09
Here’s the link: https://www.jtsa.edu/the-catastrophist-a-theatre-talkback
Yael Farr
02:29:18
Representation❤❤❤❤👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
רחל (Racheal)
02:30:42
Yasher Koach, All Panelists and Organizers <3
Yael Farr
02:30:58
Beautiful Laur, love you sis❤ My tears are forming❤
Stanley Asekoff
02:30:59
Stimulating and thought provoking presentation
Stanley Asekoff
02:31:15
Thank you all
Phyl
02:31:23
Beautiful Lauren!
Tamar
02:31:46
Beautiful singing!! Thank you, Lauren!!
Eliana and Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson
02:31:59
Brava!!
Karen Averill (she/her)
02:32:04
thank you Lauren!
Megan Mair
02:32:04
Wow!!
Sherri Zann Rosenthal
02:32:08
Thank you!
Katja Vehlow (she, her)
02:32:17
Brava!
Donald Batchelder (he, his)
02:32:18
A wonderful, inspiring program.
Claudine Schweber
02:32:31
read: James Weldon JOnes, --wrote this song:
Rabbi Lee Paskind
02:32:33
This has been a deeply inspiring evening. Thanks to everyone who participated and planned.
Marian Rothenberg
02:32:34
Thank you all, so much to think about
Tracy Ann Bancroft (she/her)
02:32:35
LAUREN!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
*Lauren Rudin (she/her)
02:32:42
Todah robah everyone <3
Elisa Rosman
02:32:43
Thank you all!
Claudine Schweber
02:33:13
The autobiography of an Ex-Colored man. James Weldon Jones--wrote this song.!
*Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, JTS
02:33:22
I think you sign up for a waiting list for the conservative movement cohort of JOIN with me here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJZ5DarK24NqakzABzwdm_m7FtazNd85ZRqb15vA1jDpK9RA/viewform
Yael Farr
02:33:27
xoxoxo B'vakasha Lauren
*Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, JTS
02:33:28
though we’ll do more official launch shortly.
*Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, JTS
02:34:23
my email address is struskay@jtsa.edu If you want to find a way to start moving this work forward, I would be delighted to find a time to speak individually.
רחל (Racheal)
02:34:37
Todah Rabah, Rabbi Ruskay.
Sarah and Myles Zuckerman
02:35:48
Amen!
Karen Eisenberg
02:35:49
Every aspect of this program from beginning to end was awe inspiring. Yasher Koach to all who made this evening possible.
Steven Resnick (He/Him/His)
02:35:50
Thank you for a beautiful event!