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Middle School JOC Affinity Space
April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Jewish Educator and Rabbinical School student Kelly Whitehead (she/they), as she hosts a series of gatherings for Jewish middle school students of color*. In this space, students from the DC area will focus on building friendships and community, in a relaxed and fun environment. Affinity spaces offer people of color the opportunity to be themselves, without having to explain their existence to white Jews, an experience that can be draining. ** The focus of this cohort is purely social, and meant to show students a space that looks different than their camps, synagogues, and other mostly-white Jewish spaces.
*A Jew of color is a self identified term
** Jews of color are not a monolith, and no one experience is the same
Questions? Contact Kelly Whitehead at email@example.com.
March 17, 5-6pm
April 14, 5-6pm
May 12, 5-6pm
(please attend one, two, or all! The more times you participate, the stronger our cohort community becomes)
Kelly Whitehead (she/they) is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (’24) and the Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Sinai in Summit, NJ. Kelly is the former Youth Engagement Specialist here at Temple Sinai in DC. Kelly participated in the Reform Movement’s Jew V’Nation Jew of Color Fellowship, where she learned to create and facilitate Anti-Racial Bias training for Jewish Professionals. Kelly now provides trainings and workshops for Jewish organizations looking to become Anti-Racist and inclusive communities.
- April 14
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Sinai Online
- DC United States