The KH Board invites you to join us for a conversation with Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, titled A Jewish Perspective on Church – State Separation
Jews are among the many religious minorities whose American experiences have benefited immeasurably from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The notion of freedom of – and freedom from – religion was among our Founders’ great innovations, yet it has been battled over politically ever since. In recent years, reactionary fundamentalist ideologues have achieved unprecedented access to governmental and judicial power, seeking to turn the clock back to a time of supremacy of one religion over all others.
Join Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ), for a conversation about how SHJ’s Jews for a Secular Democracy initiative galvanizes the Jewish community around church-state separation issues such as abortion rights, LGBTQ+ equality, secular education in schools, and what role we can all play in defending religious freedom.
About Paul Golin
Paul Golin is executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. For nearly two decades, Paul has helped Jewish organizations and movements better understand the key trends affecting North American Jewry, including intermarriage, engagement, disaffiliation, and inclusion. Paul’s writing has appeared in the Forward, the New York Jewish Week, Tablet, and elsewhere. He co-authored the books: 20 Things for Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren To Do (And Not Do) To Nurture Jewish Identity In Their Grandchildren (2007) and How To Raise Jewish Children…Even When You’re Not Jewish Yourself (2010). Paul previously served as associate executive director of Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute where he helped pioneer and refine effective engagement techniques. Paul is the white Ashkenazi half of a “Jewpanese” (Jewish/Japanese) Jewish multiracial household. He maintains the Jewpanese page on Facebook and tweets sporadically at @paulgolin. Click here to reach Paul by email.
Please join us to watch “Who will write our history” in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We will be watching the movie together at our member’s house on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30PM. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Who Will Write Our History: In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.
Saturday, Mar 12 2016 / Lifelong, 119 W Court St (map) / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Dear Kol Haverim community and friends:
Join us for the next Kol Haverim community event during which we will share a dinner and a personal story. Kol Haverim will provide the dinner and we’re asking that everyone who joins us be ready to share a brief story of an important book, film, or event that impacted their life or helped shape their trajectory.
Cost: Members – free, Guests – $10/Adult, $5/Child, $20/Family. Please RSVP no later than Thursday afternoon, March 10. But if planning ahead sounds like a new innovation, we’ll take RSVPs now. Be sure to send them to: RSVP@kolhaverim.net. (RSVPs to any other email address may or may not go down the ground wire…)
Historically, the theory of evolution has encountered a great deal of resistance, much of it from people professing to be deeply religious. It is easy to cast the problem as science vs. religion, but that approach unnecessarily builds a wall between religious belief and scientific thought. We will examine and discuss what is really behind the repeated conflicts between science and the societies in which operates.
Program FREE and open to all.
For Dinner and Childcare, RSVP to email@example.com by Feb 11. Cost: Members – free, Guests – $10/Adult, $5/Child, $20/Family.