JEDI Council

JEDI Council

(Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion)

This newly created team focuses on creating an environment that proactively welcomes Jews of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community, and actively deals with Racial Injustice through programming.
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Temple Beth Abraham’s Adult Education and Jedi Committees Present:

Jews of Color with Dr. Laura Leibman

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 7:30pm on Zoom

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Today multiracial Jews comprise up to 10-25% of Jewish population in parts of the United States, with nearly 87,000 nonwhite, Hispanic, or multiracial Jewish households in the New York area alone. Most people tend to think of multiracial as a fairly recent phenomenon, but in this talk Professor Leibman reveals the early history of multiracial Jews in the United States and Caribbean and explains how their
stories got lost in common tellings of Jewish American history.

Laura Arnold Leibman is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College, Vice President of Program (AJS), and the author of The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects (Bard Graduate Center, 2020) which won three National Jewish Book Awards. Her Once We Were Slaves (Oxford UP, 2021) is about an early multiracial Jewish family who began their lives enslaved in the Caribbean and became some of the wealthiest Jews in New York. Her book Jews Across the Americas 1492-present: A Sourcebook, co-edited with Adriana Brodsky was released September 2023 from NYU Press.

Civil Rights Journey: May 9 to May 12, 2024

Spend time in Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta learning about many of the events of the Civil Rights Movement in the places in which they happened.
We will visit historical sites including the Rosa Parks Museum, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, The King Center, and join in Sunday morning services at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

If you’re interested in more information, please fill out this form.

The trip is open to anyone 14+: singles, couples, groups of friends. There is no commitment required yet, we’re just gauging interest at this point; but even if you are slightly interested, please let us know! Nothing is finalized, but the approximate cost of the trip will be $1,500.00 plus flights (we will arrive/leave from the Atlanta airport, and this fee covers hotels, transportation, program costs, and most meals). We need 20 adults to make this trip run!