If Jewish history has taught us anything, it is that despair does not have the last word.
Over these next months, we invite you to learn, reflect, and act with us. Together, as a Central community, we will explore questions of identity, race, and violence. We will work to make New York a more just and equitable state. And, perhaps most importantly, we will listen to and share with one another.
October is a month for personal and collective reflection; a time to explore the role identity plays in the way we move through Jewish spaces and the broader world. We are honored to share that on Thursday, October 22, from 7:00-8:00 pm, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum will be joining us for an evening of conversation with Rabbi Buchdahl. Dr. Tatum is an award-winning educational leader, best-selling author, and noted expert on the psychology of racism. Register here.
Theme: Identity and RaceGuiding Questions:
How do my identities play a role in the ways in which I move through the Jewish community and greater world?
Rabbi Angela Buchadhl in Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm
I am ready to read:
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria; and other Conversations About Race, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum.
I don’t have a ton of time:
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh
Young adult & family read:
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqeline Woodson
Nice White Parents, NYT
Give me more:
Code Switch by NPR
Theme: Racism and AmericaGuiding Questions:
How do we understand the call to defund police departments in the context of American History? What role have black authors and artists played in narrating and revealing American history?Program:
TBDResources for Individual and Group Study:
I’m looking for a good book:
The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
What should I watch?
When They See Us, Streaming on Netflix
Any quick reads?
1968 Interview in Esquire Magazine, James Baldwin
Young adult & family read:
Dear Martin, Nic Stone
I want more:
The Sellout, Paul Beatty
If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin
Notes From a Native Son, James Baldwin
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Barracoon; the Story of the Last Black Cargo Zora Neale Hurston
An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
The Women of Brewster Place, Gloria Naylor
Everything Inside: Stories, Edwidge Danticat
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