It is crucial that we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us today, and to come and work together, for all of us, right?
I believe that attention to shared histories, as in DC, may provide part of an answer. I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:
” … Chapter 5: Current Efforts In DC Black-Jewish Community Cooperation
Tifereth Israel Neighborhood Tutoring, EBL Walk
“TI Sells Coffee | Ugandan Jewish, Christian, Muslim Cooperative” -Tifereth Israel Social Action Committee website
Tifereth Israel congregation (TI) continues to be known for its strong commitment to social justice and to working with the Shepherd Park community. TI, which has perhaps the largest number of multiracial Jewish members of any area synagogue apart from Temple Beth Emet, also hosts a number of Black church groups in the building. Since the Civil Rights era, when TI decided to stay in the neighborhood, the congregation has worked
strongly with the local community.
TI members work with the local neighborhood and the larger city in a variety of ways, including:
• Delivering food to the homeless in a Martha’s Table van
• Preparing and serving Christmas dinner to residents of downtown
men’s and women’s shelters
• Cooking and serving meals at the Luther Place Women’s Shelter once a
• SOME Shelter casseroles – cooking in your own home
• Food and clothing collections
• Emory Shelter overnights
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So, it turns out that I might have needed to explain a bit more about the role that TI synagogue played in keeping this part of DC integrated in later decades, and the various incarnations of the Washington Ethical Society.
Page thirty-three was last week…
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2.) Share your thoughts on how continuing empathy-building cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.
4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.
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Peace ! שָׁלוֹם
Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS
the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE
(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 12 of 67 plans…), and
Babylon 5 review posts, how story inspires learning…)
Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.
Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.
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