What’s a Jew to Do?
Talking about Racism and Anti-Semitism and Where They Intersect
An interactive workshop with Yehudah Webster
We hear (and use) the words “oppression” and “privilege” a lot these days, but what do they really mean and how do they affect our country, our community and us as Jews? We’re delving in to the complicated issues of modern-day racism, anti-Semitism and exploring how these power dynamics are playing out in our own backyards. Yehudah Webster and members from the Detroit Jewish community will share their personal stories about being on “both sides of the fence” and together we will reflect on our own experiences and work to find ways to make our community a more inclusive, welcoming place for everyone.
About Yehudah Webster
Community organizer and political activist Yehudah Webster works to ensure the Jewish community remains committed to the fight for racial justice. As a member leader for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Yehudah supports the police accountability and the Black Lives Matter campaigns through organizing meaningful actions and lobbying for legislative reform. He is also a resident of Moishe House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, organizing seven events per month for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Yehudah works primarily as the director of B’nai Mitzvah Campaign, an innovative bar/bat mitzvah tutoring company that provides meaningful learning experiences to students on their journey to Jewish adulthood.
Thank you to our co-sponsors!
Detroit City Moishe House, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, The Well and Detroit Jews for Justice