Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Yom Kippur Tzedek program
Since Congregation Emanu-El’s inception, we, as a community, have not turned away in the face of injustice. Rather, we have stepped into it, trying to do our part to bend our world towards justice. Racism has pervaded our nation since its founding; today there is, rightfully, an increased sense of urgency to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice.
On this Yom Kippur, we will join in conversation with the leading voice of antiracism in America today: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times best-selling author. Kendi is also the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.
This program is made possible by Temple Board Member Paula Pretlow through the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The conversation helps to facilitate the ongoing work of Congregation Emanu-El’s Tzedek Council. Ms. Pretlow says, “As Jews, each one of us has an obligation for tikkun olam. As a Jew of color, it is particularly important to me to elevate and bring to the table discussion and questions around racial injustice and inequity writ large, and to also ask ourselves to look inward at our own attitudes and actions. Only then can real change begin.” The program will include a 45-minute conversation followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A and is open to Temple Members only.