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Dismantling Racism From the Inside Out

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

New Synagogue Project is offering a Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out (DRIO) course. Over a full-day workshop and six sessions, facilitators will guide participants through the practice of mussar (Jewish spiritual ethics) as an expression of Jewish values focused on confronting white supremacy, subverting hierarchies, and sustaining yourself as you work for racial justice. Learn more here.

The facilitators for NSP’s DRIO course are Jessica Valoris and Rabbi Yosef Berman. Jessica Valoris is an interdisciplinary artist and community facilitator inspired by the earth-based traditions of her Black American and Jewish ancestry. Rabbi Yosef Berman is co-founder of the New Synagogue Project and passionate about the power of community to create both personal and societal transformation. Both Jessica Valoris and Rabbi Yosef Berman are trained by Kirva, formerly The IOWA Project. 


There are eight dates of communal learning and practice. The first session
will be a full-day workshop that serves as an introduction to the concepts
of care, *mussar*, and anti-racist practice. Following the workshop, there
will be six sessions spread out over the next 12 weeks. Each of these
sessions will last two hours.

Thursday sessions from 7:30pm-9:30pm
– May 23rd
– May 30th
– June 6th
– June 27th
– July 11th
– July 25th
– Sunday July 28th potluck closing session

Register here!


May 30
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm