January Social Action Calendar
Key: ⬥ Family-Centered
Watch Shared Legacy
The film link will be sent by email once have registered for the January 19th discussion. There will be 72 hours to view the film between January 10-13. In order to get access to the film link please email Liz Schonfeld at Lizschon@aol.com.
Mount Kisco Martin Luther King Day Memorial Service
Please join Rabbi Brusso for the Mt. Kisco Martin Luther King Memorial Service at 5 PM. In preparation, the community is asked to “Share Your Dream” by writing it on a paper bag which will be luminated on the lawn of the village green. You can pick up a bag outside Bet Torah, and drop it off before 10 AM on Monday. More information go to Mt. Kisco MKLDay
United Against Racism: Pursuing Justice as a Multiracial Jewish Community
January 12th, 8:00 p.m.
Justice for All Series kicked off last month by Rabbi Brusso continues with guest speaker Amy Feinman, Anti Defamation League’s Northeast Area Civil Rights Counsel.
In Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Tarfon writes: “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.” In this moment of racial reckoning, as our nation grapples with the insidious ways in which the legacy of slavery and institutionalized racism continues to infect our institutions and our policies, our faith must compel us to action. Join us for a frank conversation with ADL regarding how we can continue to actively participate in campaigns for racial justice that have been led by communities of color, including Jews of Color, for decades. How can we support the Black Lives Matter movement as multiracial Jewish community, and how do we resist those who seek to use antisemitism as a tool to distract and divide us in this moment?
Join us for a frank discussion about how we as Jews can take action towards Racial Justice.
This event requires registration. Click here to register.
January 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Shared Legacies: The African American – Jewish Civil Rights Alliance is a documentary on the often-forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. Bet Torah will have a link for this film on January 10 for 72 hours.
Reverend Doris K Dalton of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission will moderate a panel including the film’s producer and director, Shari Rogers; Susannah Heschel, Chair of the Jewish Studies program at Dartmouth (and daughter of Rabbi Abraham Heschel featured in the film); and Tiffany Hamilton, Chief Diversity Officer at Pace University.
This event requires registration. When you register you will be given the zoom link as well as access to the film from January 10th-13th. Click here to register.
AJC Anti-Semitism in America: AJC Survey
February 9th, 2021, 8 PM
Volunteer to Deliver for Our Shabbat Meal Program ⬥
Drivers and donations of funds welcomed. Meals prepared by Chef Rene Leon.
About Social Action
Bet Torah has a robust Social Action Program, which includes our Caring Committe for our own congregants, our Community Service Committee efforts for our neighbors in need, our Interfaith Committee which seeks to build relationships and understanding across faith based groups, and our Social Justice Committee which seeks to promote the rights of all people.