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

June 11: Local primary elections. Make sure your voter information is up to date!

June 15: Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America – “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?”, 9:00 am

May 4, 9:00 am: Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America – Women’s Roles in the American Narrative

May 19, 3:30 pm: VOICE May Action

Spread the word about the Board of Supervisors election on June 11! Click here to sign up to help increase voter turnout.

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.

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

December 8, 9:oo a.m.– Great Texts of America: Federalist No. 10

December 11, 8:00 p.m.: The NVHC Distinguished Speaker Series presents: William Kristol

December 12, 7:30 a.m.: JCRC Lox & Legislators Breakfast

November 2, 7:00 p.m.: Solidarity Shabbat in response to the tragedy in Pittsburgh. Click here to read Rabbi Holzman’s sermon, and listen to the sermon below.

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