Drop-In Book Group

with Rabbi Jared H. Saks

In February, Rabbi Saks led a thoughtful discussion of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. At the time, we anticipated a scholar-in-residence weekend with Marc Dollinger, author of Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s. That visit has been postponed, but even in the midst of the current crisis, Congregation Bet Ha’am’s commitment to racial justice continues. On Sunday, May 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m., please join Rabbi Saks on Zoom to discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist.

This drop-in book group will meet on Zoom. Please contact the office for the login information. You do not need to have attended the last discussion to join us.

What else is on Rabbi Saks’s reading list?

  • Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo.
  • Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery with Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley
  • At the Dark End of The Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, by Danielle L. McGuire
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

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