“Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue”: Reflecting, Learning, and Acting on Racial Justice Issues

“Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue”: Reflecting, Learning, and Acting on Racial Justice Issues

In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. Martin Luther King wrote:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

As we consider Dr. King’s legacy and aim to understand how to respond Jewishly to important topics in the American public sphere, “Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue” will be an opportunity to reflect on Torah values regarding racial justice, learn about current issues and events from various perspectives, and respond by putting our values into action.

Program

(In the works – check back later, please.)

Friday night, January 18 – Reflecting on Racial Justice as a Jewish issue

Saturday, January 19 – Day of Learning

Sunday, January 20 – Family and Teens Program/Activities

MENSCH

$360

Invite a guest to all events for the weekend, including the Friday Night Donor Reception, Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Morning Donor Torah Study, and all Saturday and Sunday programming.

Thanks given on our website and program.

OY, SUCH A MENSCH

$1,000

Invite five guests to all events for the weekend, including the Friday Night Donor Reception, Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Morning Donor Torah Study, and all Saturday and Sunday programming.

Thanks given on our website and program.

MIGHTY MENSCH

$5,000

Invite ten guests to all events for the weekend, including the Friday Night Donor Reception, Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Morning Donor Torah Study, and all Saturday and Sunday programming.

Thanks given on our website and program.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Committee Members

Mike Seay, Co-chair

Melissa Pepper, Co-Chair

Stan Adelman

Russ Apfel

Ilene Gray

Pam Hitchcock

Gretchen Johnson

Tony Orum

Nancy Wolf

Rabbi Alan Freedman, Temple Beth Shalom

Rabbi Amy Cohen, Temple Beth Shalom

Rabbi Rebecca Reice, Congregation Shir Ami

Rabbi Kelly Levy, Congregation Beth Israel

Lori Adelman, Reform Jewish congregations of Austin


Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers over the weekend to help with greeting, welcoming speakers, registration, cooking, set-up, and more.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Melissa Pepper at melissa.pepper@gmail.com

Contact Us

Address

Congregation Beth Israel
3901 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

Phone & Fax

P: (512) 454-6806
F: (512)-454-9493