Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hear from national leaders about the power of interfaith partnerships - RSVP for Mar. 4


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

Chase Room
1 Center Street
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 Rev. 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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PSEG True Diversity
Film Series

Wed, Mar 27 @ 6PM
A journey of exploration about poet Nikki Giovanni with a Going to Mars screening and conversation including the filmmaker.


Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC, and PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon and Women@NJPAC

Generous support for Black/Jewish Understanding Project provided by Edison Properties Newark Foundation
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project is presented in association with Dodge Poetry

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