Jewish Identity and Racial Justice: Intergenerational Series

When: Sunday, February 25 2018 12:00pm–2:00pm

Where: 1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA

Sponsor: Moishe Kavod House Boston, Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice


Course Description:

Boston Workmen’s Circle is pleased to host a Jewish Identity and Racial Justice Course, written and facilitated by members of the Moishe Kavod community. This course is a four-module series in which participants explore race and racism within a Jewish context. Participants examine their own racial identity, the diversity of the multiracial and multiethnic American Jewish community, White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the US, the history of Jews in racial justice work, and the current landscape of racial justice work in Boston. Participants begin the workshop grounded in their family history and leave with a commitment and clear next steps to fight for racial justice.

Dates and Times:

Feb 25 (12-2pm), March 4 (3-5pm), March 11 (3-5pm), March 18 (3-5pm)

The four-session course costs $60 total. Course fee covers materials and supports our organizations to continue putting on programs like this. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Sandy if you need financial assistance.


Julia Stoller is the current Team Leader for Moishe Kavod’s Anti-Racism Curriculum Team. She joined Kavod in September, 2016 and has worked on the curriculum since its inception. Julia is a math teacher at Boston Day and Evening Academy, an alternative high school in the Boston Public Schools for over-aged, under-credited students. She earned her Masters in Education through the Boston Teacher Residency in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Simona G. Lang serves as the current Social Justice Chair on the board at the Moishe Kavod House and led the initiation of the work of the community’s Anti-Racism Curriculum Team in 2016. She is actively involved in racial, economic, immigration, and LGBTQ justice work through Kavod and other organizing spaces. Simona is an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health.

We will also be joined by the following Kavod members to help with the workshops: Nadav David, Melissa Lovitz, Jen Wishnie, Tali Lewis, Leah Varsano, Aidan Orly, Sarah Langer, Jeremy Taylor.

Moishe Kavod House is a vibrant, home-based Jewish community for people in their 20s and 30s dedicated to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. By integrating arts, learning, Jewish spiritual practice, and social justice work, we strive to create a welcoming Jewish community that is personally meaningful and deeply engaged with the world.

Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture & Social Justice is a community and spiritual home for secular Jewish life; a voice for progressive Jewish values and social change; and an arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture.

Please be in touch with Jedd Cohen ( if you have any questions.

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