Grantee Work: Fall 2022

AMMUD: THE JEWS OF COLOR TORAH ACADEMY

HISTORY, CULTURE, AND IDENTITY: AN EXPLORATION OF RACE THROUGH A MODERN JEWISH PERSPECTIVE: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:00-7:15 PM EST.
Join Dr. Eli Rosenblatt, Wallerstein Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Drew University, in conversation with Ammud's Executive Director Alexandra Corwin and Rabbi Kendell Pinkney, about his research on the role of race and racism in the shaping of modern Jewish culture. Dr. Eli Rosenblatt will share his scholarship on racial politics and Jewish culture in Eastern Europe and Suriname. Rabbi Kendell and Alexandra will be in conversation with Eli about the implications of this cultural history for Jews of Color today. This program will be in webinar format and is open to all Ammud members, including Ally Circle members. If this is your first time registering for a program, as either an Ally or Jew of Color, you will become an Ammud member.

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CAMP TAWONGA

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR 2023 SEASON: Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
Visit Camp Tawonga's Dates & Rates page to view their full slate of 2023 programs including Summer Camp, Teen Programs, Adventure Quests, Family Camps and Weekend Programs, and Camp Tawonga's Bar, Bat & B’nai Mitzvah Program. Camp Tawonga's "Family Camp 2: Jewish Families of Color Weekend" will be Thursday – Sunday Aug 17 – 20 and their "Family Camp 3: Keshet LGBTQ Weekend" will be Thursday – Sunday Aug 24 – 27. Generous financial aid is available for all programs!

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JEWISH BRIDGE PROJECT

WHAT IS THE JEWISH JUSTICE CIRCLE: AWAKENING TO WHITENESS?: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
Are you ready to deepen your practice as an antiracist white Jew and wondering if this is the right venue for you?  Join us for a one hour experiential information session to learn more about Jewish Bridge Project’s Jewish Justice Circle: Awakening to whiteness.  In this 60 minute session you’ll meet the white Ashkenazi facilitators, experience a piece of our curriculum, and ground in sacred Jewish time. Please come learn more about our 16 week intimate and spiritual deep dive into racial and economic justice, settler colonialism, white supremacy, and christian dominance in the U.S. through a Jewish lens.  You’ll leave this hour session with a comprehensive resource tool to support your ongoing growth as an antiracist white Jew!

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JEWISH STUDIO PROJECT

WEEKLY CREATIVE PROCESS WITH RABBI BEC RICHMAN:

WEEKLY CREATIVE COMMENTARY WITH RABBI ADAM LAVITT:

HAVE YOU MADE ART ABOUT IT YET? HANUKKAH EDITION!: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 9:00-10:30 AM PST.

CREATIVE REST WITH ADAM McKINNEY: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3:00-4:15 PM PST.

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JOYOUS JUSTICE

ROADMAP TO RESILIENCE - MEET BROKEN MOMENTS WITHOUT BREAKING YOURSELF: December  5-13, 2022, 12-1 PM EST
Learn specific practices to help you more effectively navigate the turbulence, chaos, and devastation that life and systemic oppression throw your way. More skillfully shift patterns of thought and behavior that no longer serve you (i.e. fundamentally limit and undermine your resilience and capacity to adapt)
Cultivate the foundational elements of enduring, irrepressible resilience. Take intentional action that aligns with your social justice values, highest personal aspirations, and well-being. This live workshop series includes interactive lessons and practice with award-winning leader and coach, April Baskin and her esteemed partner, Tracie Guy-Decker.

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OR HALEV

YESOD: FOUNDATIONS FOR DEEPENING JEWISH MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: A 10-Month Online Program | January-October 2023
Or HaLev and The Institute for Jewish Spirituality are offering a brand-new opportunity to learn with two of the world’s leading Jewish mindfulness organizations! Led by Rabbis James Jacobson-Maisels, Sam Feinsmith, and Dorothy Richman.

AWAKENING THE DIVINE: A PARDES NORTH AMERICA AND OR HALEV JEWISH SPIRITUAL RETREAT: January 10-15, 2023 | Camp Ramah New England

OPEN MEDITATION GROUP WITH RABBI DR. JAMES JACOBSON-MAISELS: Wednesdays at 10:15 am PST on ZOOM

Mindfulness has deep roots in Jewish teachings. Or HaLev's class will open the doorway to a world where mindfulness and Judaism are entwined. This meditation group includes a sit with guidance, a chant, a brief teaching and time for questions and answers at the end. It’s a beautiful way to jumpstart or strengthen your practice.

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A QUEER NIGUN PROJECT

ROSH CHODESH CIRCLE: Sunday, December 25, 2022, 8:00 PM EST.
This month's circle will be facilitated by Ari LaRae Monts.This circle is taking place at the cosmic convergence of Chanukah, Rosh Chodesh Tevet, and December 25th! A Queer Nigun Project's intention is to provide a healing space for queer-identified folks to gather and cocoon ourselves in Jewish melodies that transcend language (nigunim). Maybe you’re looking to heal your relationship with Judaism or with queerness or with singing or with your self or with existence. This hour won’t do all that, but it might help nurture some brave baby-steps forward. You’re welcome to come and listen if you don’t feel like singing. Live captioning will be available.

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