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Rabbi Rachel Safman of Temple Beth El Invites You to a Special Tisha b’Av Program with Guest Speaker Cal Walker

Tisha b'Av

This year, as Temple Beth El marks Tisha b’Av, we will be doing so with an eye to bringing more contemporary messages to the fore.  We will precede our traditional recitation of Eicha and kinot (poems of lament) – some of which will be in English this year – with a program looking at the invidious effects of racism and the vision that might lead up to heal some of society’s wounds.

Our guest speaker for this program, which will take place on Wed, July 29 beginning at 8 p.m., will be Cal Walker, co-founder of Village at Ithaca and life-long activist on behalf of the empowerment of disadvantaged individuals and communities.  Cal will be participating in a discussion with me on the topic of “Ahavat Hinam—Baseless Love: A Vision for Healing Society’s Rifts by Cultivating Love.”  The talk anticipates a year in which I envision the TBE community engaging in a series of activities addressing the scourge of racism in this country.

We invite you to join us for this very special program which will be streamed over Zoom at:  (Meeting ID: 824 3656 7084, no password).

Time and Place
July 29, 2020, 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting - See link above