Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Join NJPAC live: Screening of “A Tree of Life” film plus powerful interfaith conversation


Mon, Mar 4
Film screening @ 6PM
Panel conversation @ 7 – 8:30PM

Chase Room
Newark, NJ

The murder of 11 worshippers in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018 was the largest antisemitic attack in U.S. history. In the aftermath, interfaith groups rallied for their Jewish neighbors in meaningful ways — including attending memorials, raising money for funerals and spearheading advocacy campaigns to combat gun violence.

With a national uptick in hate crimes against religious, racial and LGBTQ+ groups, among others, it’s time to ignite the power of interfaith cooperation to effect change.

Join us for an abridged screening of A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting followed by a panel conversation with national and local faith leaders on how to build unity to confront all forms of hate.

This program is produced by NJPAC’s Black and Jewish Understanding Project and Standing in Solidarity. (A link to the full-length film will be emailed to registrants one week before the event.)

Our panel will be moderated by Frederick Davie, Senior Strategic Advisor to the President at Union Theological Seminary, Vice Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Senior Advisor for Racial Equity at Interfaith America.

Our panelists include:

Rev. Dr. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz, Senior Rabbi of Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and President of the Coalition of Religious Leaders for the State of New Jersey

Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Religious Director of All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Virginia, Commissioner of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Chairman of International Interfaith Peace Corps


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Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC

Generous support for A Tree of Life: Uprooting Hate Through Interfaith Actions is provided by PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon and Women@NJPAC

Generous support for Black/Jewish Understanding Project provided by Edison Properties Newark Foundation

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