Jewish Identity, Race and Justice w. Ilana Kaufman
July 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Identity, Race and Justice – July 19th
In this class we will grapple at the intersection of Jewish identity, race and justice. What does it mean to be a Jew fighting for racial justice? How can we better educate ourselves and use the traditions of Judaism to inform the pursuit of justice? What contradictions arise at the crossroads of Jewish identity, race and justice? Together we will leverage various concepts, ideas and frameworks as we are guided by essential questions, and energized by what is certain to be robust conversation. Join us!
Ilana Kaufman is Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, for the San Francisco, CA-based Jewish Community Relations Council, and a Schusterman Fellow. As a strategic designer, planner and problem solver, Ilana is regularly engaged by regional and national Jewish federations, community relations organizations, philanthropic entities and community service providers. She has been featured in the Jewish Times of America and the J Weekly, and has published articles in the Forward, eJewish Philanthropy, The Foundation Review and Independent School Magazine. A nationally regarded thought leader on the importance of grappling at the intersection of Jewish communities, Jewish identity and racial justice, Ilana was featured on NPR’s Code Switch, and in the series “ELI Talks: Inspired Jewish Ideas”
About Judaism and Isms Summer Series
Judaism & Isms is an ongoing summer workshop series designed to explore the intersection of Judaism and a diversity of other identities we hold. Each class will focus on a particular topic – gender, race & justice, and feminism – and include text-based study, small-group discussion and lecture. Facilitated by community leaders and scholars Jhos Singer, Ilana Kaufman and Hadar Cohen, this three-part summer series will explore topics in gender, race and feminism, respectively.
The courses will take place in our yurt on the farm, providing intimate space for participants diving into these rich topics. The class will be preceded by a half hour community vegetarian potluck, please bring a dish with you. We are limiting the number of participants to the class so register early to secure your spot, $15 – 25 sliding scale admission, discounted price of $30 if you register for all three classes.
Occurring on the Third Thursday of each month
6:30 potluck | 7:00 – 8:30 class