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Jews in the Civil Rights Movement (Hybrid)

Two of the enduring images of the Civil Rights Movement are of Abraham Joshua Heschel marching with Martin Luther King, and of the brutal murders of Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Jews are indeed proud—and deservedly so—of their participation in the Civil Rights Movement. But these images capture only part of the story. In the South, particularly in the states in which the Civil Rights battles were occurring, many Jews had a different perspective on the movement. And in the North, many Jews were conflicted when it came to taking Civil Rights action in their own neighborhoods. How do we speak about “Jews in the Civil Rights Movement?” Congregants traveling on the November 9-12 Civil Rights Journey this fall are encouraged to take the class but it is not a prerequisite for the trip. Congregants not traveling are also welcome!

Dates & Time: Thursdays, October 12, 19 & 26, 7:00-8:30 pm

Registration: If you’re joining us in person, use the registration bar above to RSVP. This event is available on Zoom and pre-registration is required by clicking on the purple registration above. Once you have registered, your unique access link will be emailed to you. If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial or read written instructions on how to join a Zoom video call.

This class is offered by TBE’s Racial Justice Initiative: TBE’s Racial Justice Initiative works to increase our understanding and activism to address ongoing discrimination and inequality.