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Shared Legacies: An Exploration of Black-Jewish Cooperation Then and Now

Sunday, January 23, 2022 21 Shevat 5782

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

First, join us in watching Shared Legacies, a film that revisits the crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation during the turbulent Civil Rights era, as many Jewish leaders backed the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to achieve racial equality and harmony. Pivotal events “come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement.”

Then, stay for a discussion of the commitment B’nai Israel is making to racial justice today. Marla Schulman, a past president of our congregation, together with other presenters, will describe the work of the S.E.A. Change Coalition, a ground-breaking partnership with Washington Hebrew Congregation. The Coalition is allying with other organizations that seek to advance racial and social justice efforts in Montgomery County. The discussion will highlight the ways in which the SEA Change Coalition is honoring the past while applying its lessons to today’s pressing issues.

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