Challenged by Rabbi Holzman in his Kol Nidre sermon (right), over the course of the next few months, NVHC will provide a variety of ways in which we can help in rebuilding our democracy, from entering into conversation with one another, to speakers, to action. We will do this in covenant with one another – by asking questions, by sharing viewpoints, and by saying “shamati” – I have heard you. We will do this both as individuals and as a community. Together, as a Jewish community, we will work to demonstrate that we can begin to overcome the polarization that has taken hold of our country.
We invite you to participate in the following ways to help us Rebuild Democracy.
Previous Rebuilding Democracy Project Events
March 2, 9:00 a.m.: Great Texts of America: Women’s Roles in the American Narrative
March 19, 8:00 p.m.: NVHC Designated Speaker Series: Sherrilyn Ifill. Sherrilyn Ifill is the President and Director-Council of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She will speak with us on her work with the LDF and her work analyzing race in American public life.
February 6, 6:30 a.m.: JCRC Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day
February 9, 9:00 a.m.: Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America- Manifest Destiny
February 12, 7:00 p.m.: Congregational Conversation about Race and Virginia.
February 24, 1:30 p.m.: Rabbi Dr Andrea Weiss spoke on her project American Values Religious Voices: 100 Days, 100 Letters.
January 18, 7:00 p.m.: Social Justice/Folk Song Erev Shabbat Service
January 19, 9:00 a.m.: Great Texts of America: Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 20, 9:30 a.m.: Kehilat Limmud Yom Tzedek.
January 22, 7:00 p.m.: Congregational Conversation: Stewardship of the Earth’s Climate
January 25: NVHC VOICE Presence in Richmond
November 3, 9:00 a.m.: Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America, The Declaration of Independence
November 3-6: VOICE non-partisan Get Out the Vote canvassing
November 10, 9:00 a.m.: Weekend of Muslim-Jewish Twinning Shabbat Sustenance
November 13, 7:00 p.m.: Congregational Conversation on Our Politics
November 19, 7:00 p.m.: Weekend of Muslim-Jewish Twinning, Rabbi Holzman teaches at the ADAMS Center