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May 07, 2019 The Case for Reparations: Talmud & Today’s America (Open Circle Social Action)


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  • location Private Residence in Porter Square
  • cost $80. Financial assistance is available upon request.
  • organizer Open Circle Social Action
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This course will engage with the current case for reparations in America, and delve into texts and traditions to better understand what Judaism says about our duty to intervene in cases of theft and wealth hoarding, and how we can repair our world. Analyzing passages from Talmud, we will bring its ideas about retribution and reparations to the contemporary moment. Partnering with Kavod and Ujima, we will learn about current efforts to redistribute wealth and move towards organizing a community-constructed action project which implements the outcomes of our learning in our local communities. Regardless of your previous familiarity with Jewish texts or organizing, enjoy meaningful discussion and dive into action!

  • When: Tuesdays, May 7 – June 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Private Residence in Porter Square (Alona’s House)
  • Instructor: Alona Weimer

Alona Weimer is currently a JOIN for Justice Fellow organizing Boston-area Jews around Racial Justice. A graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in African & African American Studies and Legal Studies, Alona loves linking her love for Torah & Jewish people with her commitment to intervening in systemic oppression.

This class is organized by Open Circle Social Action, a Hebrew College adult learning program supported by CJP.