Sharing the Story of Liberation
For thousands of years, our people have been telling the story of our liberation from Egypt. The story awakens us to value our freedom and to recognize that so many in the world are yet to be free. We retell the story over and over again because we have hope that it will elevate our passion to create a more just world in partnership with each other, across lines of difference, and with God.
In the month of January, we will learn the Jewish story of liberation as we enter into the Book of Exodus. We will march together on MLK Jr. Weekend. We will welcome dynamic clergy and scholars from other faith traditions to share their understanding of liberation and the call to justice. Let the story of liberation stir our desire as individuals and as a congregation towards the ancient call, “justice, justice we shall pursue.” We invite the Jewish community and the interfaith community to join us for dinner and Shabbat Evening Services.
Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 PM
Shabbat Worship and Sermon at 7:30 PM
January 10, 2020 – Rabbi Judith Schindler is the Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte. She is also Rabbi Emerita of Temple Beth El.
Please RSVP by January 7, 2020.
January 17, 2020 – Rev. Dr. Peter Wherry, Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church is the Senior Pastor of Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. He is the founding moderator of the United Missionary Baptist Association, which provides leadership to 70 churches in the region, with a constituency of over 40,000 people. He is also a pioneering leader of the Forward Together Movement.
January 24, 2020 – Dr. Hadia Mubarak, assistant professor of Religion at Guilford College where she teaches courses on women and gender in Islam, and Islam and modernization. Dr. Mubarak is a well-published scholar in her field and an active leader of the Charlotte’s Muslim Community.
January 31, 2020 – Father Hugo A. Medellín, Our Lady of Guadalupe, is a member of the Congregation of the Mission, a Roman Catholic order dedicated to serving the poor. He came to the United States as a DREAMer at age 15 and has served in churches across the North East having taken a vow of poverty and serving the mission of his order.
For more information, please contact Liz Cicirello
Sponsor: Temple Beth El