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Got Shabbat? The Connection Between the Climate Crisis, Migration and Racial Equity

Saturday, January 18, 2020 21 Tevet 5780

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM60 Highland Street

We welcome Rabbi Shoshana Friedman for our all-ages Shabbat experience, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rabbi Shoshana will be leading morning songs and blessings, including music of the Civil Rights movement, beginning at 9:45am, and sharing about her work for climate justice. Workshops include:

1. Dance with Adah Hetko: What does it mean to build a movement for justice? How do we move together to build our power and create meaningful change? What does it feel like to move together? In this dance workshop, we will explore these questions through physical movement. Adah is a teacher in our religious school, as well as a Yiddush speaker, singer, and dancer. TAM Trio (Terry, Ayla, and Malka,) a multigenerational trio playing Klezmer music, will perform music for dancing and listening.

2. Comic Drawing with James Kaplan: The Torah portion tells the beginning of the story of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt, and in this workshop we will work together to draw and write a comic version.

3. Music! with Shira Moss: Join returning Got Shabbat leader and 2nd grade teacher Shira Moss for a percussion and musical exploration of the themes of freedom found in the Torah portion and the aspiration of Martin Luther King Jr.

4. In the main sanctuary, visiting Rabbi Shoshana Friedman will lead the shaharit service and speak from her experience doing the work of climate justice, and how it relates to racial justice work.

5. Tot Shabbat with Morah Devora Rohr: Starting at 10:45am, Morah Devora will lead our tot community (0-5 year olds and their adults). 

Rabbi Friedman is known for her uplifting and musical prayer services, her emotionally resonant teachings based in Jewish text and tradition, and her commitment to climate action and social justice. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development at Hebrew College, in Newton, MA, where she works with rabbinical and cantorial students, and teaches on spirituality & social justice. Rabbi Shoshana was ordained by Hebrew College, and is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, JOIN For Justice, and Oberlin College of Arts & Sciences where she was also a Henry David Thoreau Scholar. 


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