Jewish Identity, Race and Justice w. Ilana Kaufman

Judaism and Isms: Part 2
Date & Time
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

Judaism and Gender with Jhos Singer – June 21st
Jewish Identity, Race and Justice with Ilana Kaufman – July 19th
Judaism and Feminism with Hadar Cohen – August 16th

Accessibility Notes: This event will be held in our heated yurt which is fully accessible. We have one accessible parking spot in our lot, however please leave time to find street parking if needed, as our lot fills up quickly. If you anticipate needing special assistance, please email We would be happy to assist you. FM receivers are available for those hard of hearing.