Live & Learn with Rabbi Shawn and Guests

 In this Live and Learn series, Rabbi Shawn Zevit enters conversations with a number of Mishkan members. It enables us to learn Jewish perspectives on a variety of topics, and know the personal journeys of members of our community. The conversations explore their work in the world as it relates to our core Statement of Principles, with a particular focus on themes of racial and climate justice. For those of you who were not able to join us, we are sharing selections from the 2020-2021 episode

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Racial, Social and Climate Justice

Here is a new resource Racial Justice and Living Multiple Identities in Jewish Community - A case study w Rabbi Shawn Zevit, David Love, Julia Weekes and Judah Weekes.

Rabbi Shawn and Ellen Tichenor -A lifetime of Civil Rights and Human Development
Ellen Tichenor, Mishkan Shalom past-president, lifelong activist, organizational development practitioner for 25 years, member of an interracial family for more than 3 decades, peace and women's movements, who has helped many organizations work better and many people bring more of themselves to their work. Click here.

Rabbi Shawn and R Mordechai Liebling  - We welcome a Mishkan founding member, friend and colleague in spiritual activism Rabbi Mordechai Liebling who shares his life journey towards a Jewish spiritually justice centered life. Discussion includes looking at Racism and anti-Jewish prejudice and their intersection, Israel-Palestine, balancing one's own tikkun and that of the world. Click here. 

Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Ali Michaels on whiteness and unconscious bias: Ali Michaels, Director and Co-Founder: Race Institute for K-12 Educators; Co-editor of the bestselling Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice. Click here.  

Rabbi Shawn and Professor Seth Kreimer, founding Mishkan Shalom member, law professor and constitutional and civil rights scholar discuss his life's journey and work, foundational elements of democracy and how Jewish law and values intersect with these in his experience. Click here

Rabbi Shawn Zevit with Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Billy Linstead Goldsmith discuss environmental justice and sustainability. This conversation is an exploration of ancient earth-based Jewish teachings and contemporary sustainability, Fair Trade and environmental justice teachings that address the interrelationship of economic, environmental, social, political and spiritual factors. Click here. 

Mike Weilbacher hosting, "Saving the Ark: Religion and the Environment" with Rabbi Shawn Zevit and other religious leaders. Click here.

Rabbi Shawn and Graciela Slesaransky-Poe discuss growing up as a Jew in Argentina, being part of a multi-racial family and raising multiracial children in these times, and the challenges to us doing the work of anti-racism as a Jewish community. Program being edited. 

Rabbi Shawn and David Love discuss racism and anti-racism, systemic white supremacy and Jewish responses. Click here.

Rabbi Shawn and Eric Brunner discuss growing up in the diversity of NW Philadelphia in the 60s and 70s and current responses and trends in Leadership and Diversity Training and Temple U and the city of Philadelphia. Click here.

Rabbi Shawn and Sarah Katz explore themes of law, multiracial partnership and raising children, individual prejudice and systemic racism and more! Click here.

Rabbi Shawn and writer, activist Anndee Hochman explore Jewish concepts of telling, speaking and communicating stories. Click here

Rabbi Shawn and Rabbi Micah Guerin Weiss- Reconstructing Judaism, Tikkun Olam commission speaking on Jewish approaches to justice. Click here.

Jewish Spiritual Life

Rabbi Shawn discusses the Jewish way in death and mourning with an exploration of ancient and contemporary approaches to and understandings of life and death including the six stages of mourning. Click here.  

Rabbi Shawn and Rabbi Yael discuss the month of Elul and the coming High Holy Days. Click here.

R Shawn discusses  Shmini  Atzeret Simchat Torah-  Exploring the journey from Yom Kippur through Sukkot into the end of the Festival with Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Includes special "appearance" from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Click here. 

Jewish Mystical Tu B'shevat Seder led by Rabbi Yael Levy and Rabbi Shawn Zevit for Mishkan Shalom/A Way In: As the moon becomes full in the Hebrew month of shevat, illuminating the winter landscape, we celebrate one of our four Jewish New Years: Tu b’shevat, the New Year dedicated to honoring the trees and the abundant gifts they offer with such generosity. Click Here.

Mishkan Shalom J-Pride LGBTQI Celebration Shabbat- with Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Mishkan Member speakers. Click here.


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