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Come join us for this special webinar, featuring USCJ's  Racial Justice Specialist, Gulienne Rollins-Rishon.

Monday, February 27, 2023 10 am PT/ 1pm ET Register here or 5pm PT/ 8pm ET Register here

Racial Justice and Inclusion in Conservative Synagogues: 101 and February in Review

Upon what pillars do we build our Conservative Jewish communities? Is it liturgy, affinity, and familiarity? Halakha, Torah, and matzoh ball soup? A group with whom we can gather, engage in meaningful life activities, and feel a sense of home? How do the pillars we choose impact our synagogue’s ability to be authentically inclusive.

In this 75 minute webinar to close out Black History Month, USCJ’s Racial Justice Specialist Gulienne Rollins-Rishon will lead an exploration of these questions: 

  • What do the pillars we choose mean for our synagogue’s interactions with racial justice, both internally and outward-facing? 

  • How can we begin or engage more deeply in uncomfortable conversations as we discuss racial inclusion and racial justice in Conservative synagogues? 

Gulienne will define frequently used terminology for racial justice work–including frustrating words like “privilege”--while introducing a framework of Torah-based foundations for racial justice work. 

Synagogue leaders can share concerns, successes, and questions in breakout groups about the overlap and diversion points of JOCISM (Jew of Color, Indigenous, Sephardi, Mizrahi) inclusion and racial justice efforts in greater society. The webinar will close with an opportunity to present and discuss a case study of attendees’ programs run for Black History Month. 

This webinar is for synagogue lay leaders, clergy, and professionals. If this is not you, we appreciate you please passing this information on to the correct person. The session content and discussion is appropriate for people new to or well-versed in racial justice efforts and/or JOCISM inclusion.

Please click here for Gulienne's bio. 

Questions? Contact Guiienne

Looking forward to seeing you then, 


February 27th, 2023 1:00 PM   through   2:15 PM

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