AJT’s Anti-Racism Training Sessions
What – AJT’s Anti-Racism Training Sessions – Three (3) separate sessions, each session will have a distinct focus.
Who – Lindsey Newman, Director of Community Engagement from Be’chol Lashon, and Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder Ph.D., Be’chol Lashon’s Education Director and a Rabbi-in-Residence.
When – Session 1: Sunday, August 30 at 3pm – 4:30pm Central Time (1pm – 2:30pm Pacific Time, 2pm – 3:30pm Mountain Time, 4pm – 5:30pm Eastern Time)
In this first session we will get to hear Be’chol Lashon’s perspective of the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish people and experience around the globe. We will also get a 3,000 year Jewish History lesson and begin to breakdown race in America.
Session 2: Sunday, September 13 at 3pm – 4:30pm Central Time (1pm – 2:30pm Pacific Time, 2pm – 3:30pm Mountain Time, 4pm – 5:30pm Eastern Time)
Session 3: Sunday, October 25 at 3pm – 4:30pm Central Time (1pm – 2:30pm Pacific Time, 2pm – 3:30pm Mountain Time, 4pm – 5:30pm Eastern Time) [this session will be a part of our 2020 Virtual Conference]
How – via Zoom, email email@example.com for the link
Tickets – Free for AJT Members, $40 for Non-Members to attend all three (3) sessions or $18 to attend an individual session. If price is an impediment, email me to let me know.
RSVP and More Info – email firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of its commitment to eradicate racism, the Alliance for Jewish Theatre has enlisted Lindsey Newman and Ruth Abusch-Magder of Be’chol Lashon to lead us in three (3) training sessions, each with a distinct focus. Lindsey and Ruth are a multiracial facilitation team that has been doing this kind of training for years for Be’chol Lashon, which is an organization that strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish people and experiences around the globe.
In this series facilitated by Lindsey and Ruth, we will set about the task of learning, reflection and action. Together we will learn how Jewish wisdom and values can help us build a mutliracial community rooted in racial justice; better understand the racial paradigm of the United States and how we (as Jews) fit within; reflect on how implicit bias and behaviors create barriers to cultural competence. These workshops are interactive and seek to provide a space for open and honest conversation, while prioritizing the development of tools for Jewish theatres and artists to become anti-racist practitioners.
“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
We highly encourage participants to attend three (3) sessions, though it is possible to attend just one or two of them. Please note that the third session will take place during our virtual conference.
Lindsey Newman is the Director of Community Engagement at Be’chol Lashon. Prior to joining Be’chol Lashon, she worked in the fields of women’s rights advocacy and early childhood education, and has dedicated herself to inclusion and diversity in the Jewish community for over a decade. She participated in the 2016 Selah Leadership Cohort and was a 2018 Fellow of the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership. Lindsey received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She currently splits her time between two of the best cities in the world, San Francisco and New York.
Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder Ph.D., Be’chol Lashon’s Education Director and a Rabbi-in-Residence, has been involved in Jewish education and leadership for over 30 years. A graduate of Barnard College, she received her doctorate from Yale University and was ordained at Hebrew Union College. The recipient of many grants and fellowships for her work on Jewish food and women’s history, in 2006 she was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem. A CLAL Rabbi Without Borders fellow, she is a frequent writer and teacher and has taught and published throughout the world. She edits Jewish &—Be’chol Lashon’s blog on MyJewishLearning.com