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YoVAL - Year of Very Active Listening

YoVAL Timeline

Past Events

An Introduction to YoVAL with Rabbi Yosie Levine

11/9/2020 

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"Let's Talk About It" An Honest Conversation on Racism, Policing, and the Role of Faith Communities between Officer Anthony Campbell and Ora Weinbach 

11/30/20

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2020 Martha Sonnenschein Memorial Lecture
Everything You Wanted to Discuss About Orthodox Jews And Race, But Were Afraid To Ask
with

Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz  

12/22/2020

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Race and Racism:
The Dialogue At Jewish Day Schools

1/17/21

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Reckoning with Race and History: What Does Slavery Have To Do With Me?
with Rachel Swarns

2/1/21

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Four Questions People Ask About Racism and Antisemitism 
with Clint Odom and Seffi Kogen

2/18/21

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Personal Narratives with NY Friends of the Children

with Gary Clemons, Freddi Mccullers and Sister Eli

3/11/21


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The Case of Crown Heights: Rabbinic Perspectives on White Flight

with Dr. Elana Stein Hain

4/22/21

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A Look at Race within the Jewish Community

with Chava Shervington and Marnie Black

5/20/21

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A Conversation with Governor Deval Patrick on Race and American Society

6/9/21

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Our Vision

To read our founding mission statement, click here

Our Communication

Click here to see our introductory email (10/26/2020)

Click here to see our email follow up to our first event (11/13/2020)

Who We Are

Planning Committee
Rabbi Dr. Yosie Levine
Ora Weinbach, Community Educator, Co-Chair
Virginia Bayer Hirt, Co-Chair
Len Berman
Margy-Ruth Davis
Seffi Kogen
Marnie Black
Amanda Dryer
Genna Singer
Adina Wagman

Host Committee
Elana Kaminetzky, co-chair

Caleb Koffler, co-chair
Jacob Buksbaum
Jacob Chefitz
Arthur Degen
Sam Goldman
Aliza Herzberg 
Rachel Lurie
Shira Orenstein
Rose Lynn Sherr

Sponsors
Lori Zeltser and Len Berman
Marnie and Scott Black
Rachel Wolf and Andrew Borodach
Lisa and Jacob Buksbaum
Margy-Ruth and Perry Davis
Amanda Dryer
Susan and Sam Goldman
Esther and Steve Graber
Rachel and Jonathan Herlands
Rabbi Robert and Virginia Bayer Hirt
Shira Orenstein and Danny Kahn
Seffi Kogen
Chani and Mark Segall
Genna Singer
Adina and Phil Wagman
Cindy and Jacob Worenklein

Want To Help?

To join the growing list of sponsors or the host committee, email yoval@jewishcenter.org

Make A Donation to YoVAL

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Mon, October 25 2021 19 Cheshvan 5782