Multiracial Sinai

Background

Why and how Multiracial Sinai began.

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Goals & Plans

NEW: Racial Equity Project.

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Statements

Responses to recent events.

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Building Racial Stamina Guided Discussion Group

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30p beginning October 7

Talking about race is both difficult and necessary in our Jewish community and in society. This 6-week facilitated discussion group will provide space to develop racial stamina, the ability to engage in conversations and work that further racial justice. Over six sessions, the group will help each person explore their own racial identity, increase awareness of the impact of race and better understand how to affirm and embrace all people at Temple Sinai. We ask that participants are able to attend each session.

We ask that participants are able to attend each session. We will alternate between meeting at Temple Sinai and via Zoom.

Understanding Reparations

In May 2021, Temple Sinai co-sponsored “Understanding Reparations: A Three Part Series”, along with the Union for Reform Judaism In partnership with Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Sinai of Washington D.C.

Below you will find links to the videos of the series, a blog post about Reparations and some wonderful resources about Reparations.

To receive information about upcoming events, sign up for our email list, Multiracial Sinai Update. To sign up, please contact Deitra Reiser and Cathy Goldwyn, co-chairs of Multiracial Sinai.

What Does it Mean to be Antiracist?

By now we have all heard the term “antiracist” but what does it mean to you and for our Temple Sinai community? The Multiracial Sinai Committee (MRS) has been working towards guiding Temple Sinai in being affirmatively antiracist since 2018. Members of MRS and other congregants gathered on November 11 in conversation about what it means to be antiracist in our own lives, and what each of us can do to advance the goal of making Temple Sinai an antiracist congregation.

Materials for review:

How Can I Join the Work?

For more information about Temple Sinai’s antiracist work with the Washington Interfaith Network, click here, and visit WIN’s website. You may also email Barbara Kraft, Temple Sinai’s outgoing WIN Core Team Chair,  or Kevin Mulshine, our incoming WIN Core Team Chair.

Resources for Action and Learning

Here are actions you can take now, including contact information. There is also a list of readings on racial justice, multiracial Jewish community, being antiracist, and talking with children about race and racism.