In his Rosh Hashanah sermon, Rabbi Saks spoke about the work he would like to do with our congregation to dismantle systemic racism in our country. As part of that work, Rabbi Saks is reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo.
Rabbi Saks invites you to read the book too, then join him on Sunday, December 8 at 9:30 AM, for a drop-in book group discussion. It will be good to talk about this interesting, but hard, topic in community.
The next book group discussion will be Sunday, February 2 at 9:45 AM. We’ll talk about Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson.
What else is on Rabbi Saks’s reading list?
- How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- 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