7:30 p.m. Erev Shavuot Service
8:00 p.m. Break & Refreshments
8:30 p.m. Shavuot Study
“Don’t Stand Idly by the Blood of Your Neighbor: How Racial Inequality Touches Us”
With Rabbi Sam Joseph, Dr. Steve Sunderland and Rabbi Meredith Kahan
An exploration of Jewish values and the Jewish experience in the context of racial inequality. We will hear from Dr. Steve Sunderland and Rabbi Sam Joseph about the Cincinnati experience of April 2001. In addition, we will examine what has changed in Cincinnati since then. We participate in Tikkun Leyl Shavuot as “Tikkun” means a repair. We pray that our study on this Shavuot brings repair to us and our community.
Dr. Steve Sunderland
Steve is Director of the Peace Village Cancer Project, having just retired after 35 years at UC as a Professor of Peace. After the 2001 riots, Steve was part of the team working to develop a peace treaty between the police and community. Dr. Sunderland has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Award from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Rabbi Sam Joseph
Sam is the Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Rabbi Joseph has taught and consults with rabbis, educators, administrators, communal leaders and lay leaders all over the world, supporting them as they lead their institutions and organizations. In 2015 Rabbi Joseph received the first Jewish Educational Leadership Award from the National Association of Temple Educators recognizing his lifelong contribution to the field of Jewish education.