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Exploring Racial Justice and Healing During Elul

Past Sessions
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 27 Elul 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 13 Elul 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6 Elul 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

How does our Jewish identity call us to show up with regard to racial injustice. We realize that many of you have been on a path to explore this topic. This offering is an opportunity to use ELUL – a time when we search our hearts -- to see ourselves in each other and repent and take accounting and being accountable for what is our work to do -- together.

The opportunity during ELUL is to reflect on the ways in which we have wronged others and set intentions for how to do better in the moment. In the first session we will focus on ourselves from the individual and interpersonal levels and the different ways racism shows up. In the second session we will explore group and intergroup dynamics. The third session will focus on how we continue to search our hearts, learn and commit to action.

The month of Elul is a time of reflection – of preparation – of accounting. At this time, some of us – many of us – are considering what and how to respond to the call to justice prompted by the death of George Floyd. We are also seeing the magnitude of inequality in the context of the pandemic. We are looking at our privilege in this moment and at the roots of structural inequalities that have seeded the class and racial divide.

As a way to learn with and support each other and in concert with the month of Elul, we're offering an opportunity to reflect, prepare and take an accounting together. Join us for reflection and dialogue to explore how we see ourselves in the context of a larger social world.

We will send you readings and other materials to review on the first day of Elul (August 19th) in preparation for our first session. We will meet three times: Wednesdays - August 26th; September 2nd and September 16th 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Ellen and Ilene have been collaborators in consulting and teaching Organization Development and Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Please email if you are interested as we are limiting the size of this group in the interest of creating a space for deep exploration.

Ellen Greenberg, Owner and Principle of Partners for Change, LLC has worked with individuals groups and organizations to create new solutions and approaches to lead strategy to results. She has supported leaders and teams in managing change and fostering diversity equity and inclusion. Ellen teaches at PCOM’s graduate program in Organization Development and Leadership

Ilene Wasserman, President of ICW Consulting Group works with executives, teams and organizations to help manage change and foster cultures that value inclusion and belonging. She also teaches at the graduate level. Ilene teaches at PCOM’s graduate program in Organization Development and Leadership and is a Senior Leadership Fellow at the Wharton School.

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