We were very excited to read about Alysa Stanton, our country's first female African-American rabbi, who was ordained over the weekend. We wish her all the best at her congregation in North Carolina. From what I have read about her compassion and energy, she should be a wonderful leader and an asset to the community. Mazel Tov, Rabbi Stanton.
It is a new chapter in African American and Jewish history, something the Museum of Jewish Heritage is exploring and celebrating this year through our new exhibit, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges, and through its accompanying public programs.
In fact, this Wednesday night, the Museum welcomes Joshua Nelson , Neshama Carlebach , and the Green Pastures Baptist Choir for Freedom Songs, an uplifting concert of music inspired by Jewish and African American traditions.
We hope you can join us!