Date: May 30, 2017
Location: West End Synagogue
3810 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37205
Join us for Shavuot!!
6:00PM – Weekday Mincha
6:15PM – Dinner
7:00PM – Lecture by Prof. Adam Meyer - "Sympathetic But Scared Silent: The Southern Jewish Role in the Civil Rights Movement."
Jews have lived in the American South ever since there has been an American South, but they have always been a small minority and have existed in a marginalized position. Despite their attempts to blend in with their non-Jewish neighbors, they have felt themselves to be particularly vulnerable during periods of social stress. One such period was the Civil Rights Movement era of the 1950s and 1960s. While the majority of Southern Jews were sympathetic to the African-American cause, they were largely unwilling to take a public stance on the issue due to fears that doing so would create an anti-Semitic backlash.
8:00PM – Ma’ariv and Kiddush, followed by cheesecake dessert reception
8:30PM –“Shavuot in the Chasidic Tradition” – Rabbis Kullock and Barton
9:30PM – learning continues at Congregation Sherith Israel