Jewish individuals and other Americans are in a moment of potential vulnerability and growth, recognizing privilege, and identifying differently. As more and more people realize the need to move from non-racist to anti-racist beliefs and actions we are witnessing a moment in history pregnant with possibilities. Amplifying Voices marries internal tshuva, personal pattern-breaking, growth, and reckoning with a series of programs for artists and thought leaders inside and outside the Jewish community to reflect on race, religion, and identity. We are hoping to invite the Jewish community and beyond into authentic and meaningful conversations designed to move the needle on how we all engage in the world with sensitivity and compassion. In partnership with the Tucson JCC.
Ritual Intersections in the Music Studio
Sun Feb 21 2021 @ 6 pm EST/3 pm PST: Freedom Seder (60 minutes)
Tune in to a musical Freedom Seder featuring the Afro-Semitic Experience in celebration of what unites the Jewish, Black, and Jewish-Black communities.
Co-founded by African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd, and Jewish-American jazz bassist David Chevan in 1998, The Afro-Semitic Experience is a band that combines an eclectic array of styles, sophisticated musicianship, good songwriting, deep grooves, and years of friendship with a simple message: Unity in the Community. Their music has been heard around the United States—the group has performed at festivals, in churches, synagogues, colleges, and wherever people come together to share their love and respect for the community. Their performances are celebrations of community and culture that invariably get audiences up and dancing. Their concerts are celebrations where they play great music, tell stories, and offer a positive and meaningful message: Unity in the Community.