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Reflection and Renewal: Exploring the Jewish and Black histories of Lawndale on Tisha b’Av
August 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
On this Tisha B’Av, the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, we are heading to church at Lawndale Community Church, led by Rabbi Lizzi’s friend Pastah J (co-pastor Jonathan Brooks). Together Pastah J and R’ Lizzi will co-lead a service on the themes of Tisha B’av, helping us reflect on what it meant that so many Jews called this neighborhood home for decades – and then fled for the suburbs in the 1950s. We’ll tour the neighborhood together and discuss both the Jewish history of Lawndale and its predominantly African American present, and we’ll talk about what role we might play in healing the ongoing legacy of white flight.