Saturday, February 8th, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month the Abraham Ratner Torah School will devote our Shabbaton to the theme of Jewish-Black relations during the Civil Rights Era.
Though the history of Black-Jewish relations in the U.S. is long and complex it entered what has been termed a “Golden Era” during the Civil Rights Movement. In 1965 Dr. King stated, “It would be impossible to record the contribution that the Jewish people have made toward the Negro’s struggle for freedom – it has been so great.” The discussion will examine how social justice and historical self -understanding inform Jewish action.
All learning activities will be appropriately planned for each grade level.
10:30 a.m. - Tefillah - A special learning service for students and parents
Noon - Aruchat Shabbat (lunch)
12:45 p.m. - Limmud - Learning activities by grade level. Parents will have their own study session.
1:45 p.m. - Family Activity - Fun for all!
3:00 p.m. - Shalom
Please Note: This is a mandatory event for all of our students and parents. Therefore, it will take the place of Torah School on Sunday, January 9th. Families are welcome and encouraged to bring younger siblings of their Torah School students.
Pre-K students will join our Kindergarten students for the day. Day Care will be provided for younger children.
Please let us know you’ll be joining us and how many will be in your group, by clicking here, so that we can properly prepare.