Black Jewish Relations Panel

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by

On Sunday, February 4th 2018 the American Jewish Committee and Thursday Network Greater Washington Urban League organized a dynamite Black Jewish Relations panel at Social Tables in Washington D.C.

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The panel featured filmmaker Aviva Kempner, professor and director at the center for Jewish Civilization Jacques Berlinerblau, Former Senior Advisor and Vice President of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Dr. Gail C. Christopher, D.N, AJC Director of National and Legislative Affairs Richard Foltin, Professor of history at Trinity College Cheryl Greenberg, and associate professor of religion and government and director of graduate studies at Georgetown University Terrence L. Johnson.

The panel discussed the historical ties between the Jewish and African American communities, the importance of remembering their past allegiances as well as struggles throughout American history and preserving and repairing relations to prevent and combat the resurgence of hate and intolerance across the country.
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