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Beth Sholom Congregation (Photo courtesy of Beth Sholom)

In the midst of what many are referring to as a “racial reckoning,”

in Potomac plans to host a community conversation, “How inclusive are we? Shabbaton focused on Black Jewish Experience.”

Beth Sholom has invited Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, Yolanda Savage-Narva and Daphne Lazar Price to speak following kiddush on Nov. 6. Their conversation will be a part of broader educational programming designed to confront how many congregants are “part of a system that perpetuates racial inequities,” says Racial Equity and Inclusion Committeeperson Emma Hofman, 24.

“Beth Sholom’s [Racial Equity and Inclusion] Committee was born out of a need and interest…to think about and work through way

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