Description: The story of Jews and race relations in the U.S. is complex and conflicting: In past decades, Jews were sometimes viewed as outside “whiteness” and sometimes inside it. Some Jewish work for black civil rights came from a brotherly vantage point, while some took a more paternalistic view; Jewish individuals and groups have led in many social justice efforts intended to benefit communities of color, but Jews who look more like Sammy Davis Jr. than Bernie Sanders continue to report experiences of exclusion from Jewish communities around the country. We’ll outline a little background explore where we are now, and hear how some Jewish groups approach contemporary racial justice challenges.
Description: The Erev Tisha B'Av service commemorates not only the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem but disasters through the ages up to modern times, and celebrates our survival through them all. The lights in the sanctuary are dim; we sit close to the floor (on cushions or low chairs) and read by candle light. Parts of the book of Lamentations (Eicha) are chanted and we read poetry and inspirational stories. It is very moving and peaceful. Please come.
Description: Beginning in July, the first Thursday of every month will be a musical morning at Temple Micah, where you can play a "work in progress" for an audience that doesn't care if you make a mistake as long as you love music. If you prefer to play with someone else, we will find you one or more partners. This is just for the fun of it! Musicians and audience members of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Sponsored by Aging Together.
Description: End the summer with one of Rabbi Landau's favorite books: "Joy Comes in the Morning" by Jonathan Rosen. Rabbi Deborah Freedman's life changes forever when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman, an older man who has attempted suicide. Deborah's encounter with Henry and his family draws her into a world of tragedy, frailty, love, and, finally, hope.