.Sunday, February 21, 2021
4pm PST | Virtual
Kehilla Community Synagogue is thrilled to present We Rise: Building an Anti-Racist Jewish Community, featuring educator and spiritual practitioner Yavilah McCoy and the voices of Kehilla’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color leaders as they explore ways to create Jewish communities that center the lives of Jews of Color and dismantle white supremacy.
What does consciously anti-racist Jewish community look like? How can the process of building such a community deepen our awareness of structural racism and activate our capacities for collective liberation? Relevant to all who are engaged in uprooting racism, creating spiritual community, or passionate about Jewish culture, we invite you to join us as we launch our deepest work yet on the path to racial justice.
Proceeds from this fundraiser directly support Kehilla’s Belonging & Allyship: Racial Justice Initiative, which aims to make Kehilla a place where People of Color experience belonging and are able to bring their full selves into the community, and white people do the work to recognize, understand and actively challenge white supremacy both in U.S culture and within Kehilla. Learn more here.
Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of DIMENSIONS Inc. in Boston. She has spent the past 20 years working extensively in multi-faith communities and partnering specifically with the Jewish community to engage issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a Jewish woman and a person of color and has designed numerous tools and methods that enable students and educators to be better citizens of the world through exploring differences and reaching for tangible solutions in allied engagement. She is a renowned speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner. Yavilah McCoy and Dimensions, Inc. will this spring be facilitating Kehilla’s Arc of Change, an initiative to address systemic racism within the Kehilla community.
Kehilla Community Synagogue is a progressive synagogue at the leading edge of racial and economic equity in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Closed captioning will be provided. No one turned away for lack of funds. If you have any questions, please contact us here.
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Sponsorship supports Kehilla’s Belonging & Allyship Racial Justice Initiative. Make a sponsorship gift of $10 to $1,000 above the cost of the ticket. Sponsors will be acknowledged on the Kehilla website unless you ask to be anonymous. You are welcome to make a donation by writing a check to Kehilla and mailing it to Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA, 94610.
If you want to sponsor the event without ticket purchase, please use this page.