« All Events

  • This event has passed.
  • Adult Learning

Jews in the Civil Rights Movement (Hybrid)


Join Yoni Kadden as he revisits his Jews in the Civil Rights Movement program with TBE.

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 then do we speak about “Jews in the Civil Rights Movement?”

Congregants traveling on the November 17–20, 2022 Civil Rights Journey are encouraged to take the class but it is not a prerequisite for the trip. Congregants not traveling are also welcome!

Class dates: October 19, 26, November 2, 7:00–8:30 pm


IN PERSON: If you’re joining us in person, use the registration bar above to RSVP. Please click here to see our up-to-date health and safety guidelines.

ZOOM: Pre-registration is required. Please click the purple registration bar above to pre-register. 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 program is sponsored by the TBE Racial Justice Initiative.