Jewish Identity, White Identity: Privilege in 2021

April 27, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Led by T. Wise for 8th Graders and Their Parents

Tuesday, April 27, 8:00-9:00 p.m. on to calendar.

In this session we will consider our own identities by exploring what we are taught about ourselves and our communities, what relationships our white Jewish communities have with Black communities, and what white people in this country are taught about the history of racism. We will then work to identify how racism operates in our society, from employment and education to the criminal justice system to the media. What are examples of racism we see in our own lives? What racism is more ‘close to home’ and what is systemic? We will end our session with ideas for action.

T Wise

T grew up in Cincinnati at Adath Israel Congregation where his father was the rabbi and his mother was a Jewish educator and community leader. He has worked as a Jewish educator in Brooklyn for twelve years.

T studied African-American Studies at Howard University and finished his degree at Hunter College, focusing on curriculum design to engage white people in becoming anti-racist. T is a writer and performer of essays, comedy, and poetry, and currently developing his first TV screenplay.


In lieu of tuition or program fee, please consider donating $18 to one of the following organizations: Decarceration Project, National Harm Reduction Coalition, Make the Road NY, or Sylvia Rivera Law Project.