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White Privilege & Racism

‘Honors for All’ improves equity at Wilson High

A viewpoint piece I wrote about the groundbreaking work of the Wilson High School Diversity Task Force to promote equity and inclusion. I founded the Task Force in 2016 with Principal Kim Martin and continue to facilitate it.

Bridging the Racial Divide: Podcast Interview

A 30 minute podcast where Dean Holo of Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles and I engage in a challenging discussion about being a minority in America and whether Jews are white. 

My Reflections As A White Person On Race In America

An abridged version of a talk I gave at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, New York for their Isaac Memorial Social Justice Shabbat in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Why I Am Atoning For Racism (Abridged)

An abridged version of a talk I gave at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, OH.

Why I Am Atoning for Racism (Long Version)

The Stern Social Action Lecture given on Yom Kippur at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, OH.

“Then G-d uncovered Balaam’s eyes….”: Confronting and Moving Past the Failure to See Race and Privilege

Originally delivered as a sermon at both Adas Israel Congregation and then at First Congregational United Church of Christ, both in Washington, DC.

A Banner Year for Challenging White Privilege

Originally published by The Huffington Post.

Flawed but Determined: Becoming a White Supporter of Racial Justice

Reflections on my experience attending The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable National Press Club Event.

Uncovering My White Privilege on Yom Kippur

A Yom Kippur sermon at the George Washington University Hillel and my first deep dive into uncovering and understanding white privilege.

A Reflection on the March on Washington

Reflections on attending the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with an African-American high school classmate of mine, along with both of our children.

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