Jewish Faces in Jewish Spaces: Jewish Authenticity

by | Jan 18, 2020 | What’s Happening

Rabbi Sandra Lawson.

As attacks against Jews increase across the country, varied reactions of fear, sadness, and anger rarely consider the way that Jewishness and events affecting Jews are experienced by Jews of Color. With this in mind, Congregation Beth El invited Rabbi Sandra Lawson, associate chaplain for Jewish Life at Elon University, to speak about the issues facing Jews of Color in America during Shabbat services.

Rabbi Lawson became the first openly gay, female, black rabbi in the world in 2018, ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is also a veteran, vegan, sociologist, personal trainer, food activist, weightlifter, writer, and musician.

– Claudia Mazur, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The program is open to the public.