Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner with Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Fri, NOV 17, 6:30pm
Be part of Kolot’s beautiful monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Cantor Lisa B. Segal and musicians Eve Sicular and Shoko Nagai.
Then join Rabbi Lippmann and Kolot’s Social Justice Committee for dinner as we listen and learn from the tomato pickers of The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of social responsibility, human trafficking, and gender-based violence at work. We are privileged to host them and participate in their march against sexual abuse on Nov. 20.
If you plan to attend the dinner, let Ethan know!
Time to renew for 5778!
Kolot's Race Working Group invites you to...
A conversation with Eric Ward and Ajay Chaudhary
on Whiteness & Jewishness, Antisemitism & Racism
Saturday evening, Dec. 2 @ 1012 8th Ave
Hosted by the Race Working Group, moderated by Autumn Leonard.
6:30pm havdalah, 7pm conversation.
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Kolot member Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the founding and current executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society specializing in comparative philosophy, an M.Sc. in Culture and Society from the London School of Economics, an M.A. and M.Phil in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. His research focuses on comparative philosophy, social and political theory, Frankfurt School critical theory, religion, political economy, media studies, and post-colonial studies.
A long time civil rights strategist, Eric Ward has worked extensively in community, regional, and national organizing, as well as in philanthropy. From 2011-2017, he served as a Ford Foundation Program Officer for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice, and as a Program Executive for The Atlantic Philanthropies, U.S. Reconciliation and Human Rights Programme. As an organizer with Community Alliance of Lane County, field director of the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, and national field director of the Center for New Community, Eric designed campaigns to expose and counter hate groups and respond to bigoted violence.
New Member Brunch
Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 11am
High Holy Days Drashes!
Over the course of the High Holy Days, several Kolot members shined presenting "drashes"-- interpretations, plays, music, and other artful discussions of Torah.
Save the Date: Kolot Chayeinu's 2018 Gala!
Raising Our Voices
Thursday, June 7, 2018 (evening)
at Industria, 39 S 5th St., Brooklyn
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann founded Kolot Chayeinu 25 years ago. On June 7, 2018, the entire Kolot community- members, friends, and fellow travelers- will convene to celebrate the Rabbi's incredible leadership, the amazing community Kolot has built, and mark the transition into our congregation's future.
Interested to get involved in planning the Gala? Got ideas about food, decor, the evening's program?
We want your skills and perspective!
Reach out to the Gala Co-chairs at Gala@Kolotchayeinu.org.
Doing some online shopping? Kolot is an Amazon Smile charity! Every time you make a purchase from Amazon, you can indicate Kolot as your charity of choice and AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Kolot! Costless to you, but oh so important to Kolot.
Read Rabbi Lippmann's article,"A Jewish Congregation Tackles Racism," published in e-Jewish Philanthropy, by clicking here.
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