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Congregational Book Discussion: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, October 10, 2021 4 Cheshvan 5782

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2. Thursday, October 14, 2021 8 Cheshvan 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

3. Sunday, October 17, 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

4. Thursday, October 21, 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

5. Sunday, October 24, 2021 18 Cheshvan 5782

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

6. Thursday, October 28, 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7. Sunday, October 31, 2021 25 Cheshvan 5782

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

8. Thursday, November 4, 2021 29 Cheshvan 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

9. Sunday, November 14, 2021 10 Kislev 5782

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

10. Thursday, November 18, 2021 14 Kislev 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The JRC Racial Justice & Equity Initiative invites congregants to join us in a 5 week facilitated reading and discussion series of

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

by Isabel Wilkerson

Together we will discuss this thought-provoking text in a respectful, honest and supportive space.

As we enter the gates of the new year, and renew our individual and collective commitments to social justice and anti racism, we welcome congregants who wish to participate in an earnest understanding of the historical, institutionalized barriers to equity in our society. By learning together in supportive community, we share a path toward to greater engagement in community anti-discrimination work.

Each session will be hosted and facilitated by members of our Racial Justice & Equity Team, and leaders and scholars from within our congregation. All sessions will be held virtually on Zoom

Registration Below. Please select one on the form—either Sunday mornings or Thursday evenings:

  • Sundays, October 10, 17, 24, 31 & Nov 14 from 10:00-11:30am
  • Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28, & Nov 4, 18 from 7:00-8:30pm

More about this facilitated program:

Through a virtual facilitated process taking place over 5 weeks, participants will discuss this book, and other background material about Caste. Our goal is to create a safe and challenging space where congregants can join together on the path to greater engagement and open the door to more communal anti racist work, intentional equity, informed social action and Jewish values.

More about Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Caste is an award-winning book by Isabel Wilkerson, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Warmth of Other Suns and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Wilkerson writes in historical detail and with compelling human narratives, about the hierarchical system in America.   

Read more about Caste by Isabel Wilkerson here:

How to Get the Book:

Caste is available in public libraries, as an audio book, in local and online bookshops. We recommend buying from a locally-owned independent community bookstore!

Questions/Comments:

Contact Sonia Laurie at sonial@judeareform.org or Allan Friedman at afriedman@judeareform.org

Registration Closes 9/20—Reserve your spot now

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