Fri, Aug 09|
Shabbat Starts Here
One Shabbat, Two Special Events. Join us for services, dinner, and a lecture from special guests!
Time & Location
Aug 09, 2019, 6:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
About The Event
6:30 PM · Abbreviated Service
7:15 PM · Dinner and Speaker
Cost $18 Per Person
Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options Available
On the Menu:
· Chicken Bryan (boneless chicken with a sundried tomato sauce) served with pasta.
· Vegetarian option: Vegetable Parmigiana.
**Gluten-Free Options are available for both meal choices.
4 years ago, on June 17, 2015, nine people were shot and killed by a white racist and nationalist inside Emanuel AME church.
At services, we will be welcoming 3 special guests:
· Reverend Nelson B. Rivers
Rev. Rivers is the pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC. He is the Vice President for Religious Affairs and External Relations of the National Action Network.
For over 38 years Rev. Rivers worked at every level of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) including President, North Charleston, South Carolina Branch. Rev. Rivers has appeared on BET, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Sky News and 60 Minutes.
He had a speaking role in the movie “Separate but Equal” starring Sidney Poitier. He is a lifelong servant in the fight for justice.
· Mrs. Polly Daniels Sheppard
Mrs. Sheppard is a member of
Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC. As a survivor of the brutal attack on the members of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Sheppard has risen to the challenge of serving as a witness of that tragedy, comforting others who experience loss and offering hope.
· Trudy Bouvier Grant
Trudy Bouvier Grant is a nationally known recording gospel artist. She serves as an ambassador for the documentary “EMANUEL” to ensure that it is viewed in communities across the country. From a very young age Trudy’s passion was the fight for liberty and justice for all. God blessed her with the opportunity to work in her true calling when in March 2010 she accepted the position of Manager of Stakeholder Relations for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
·The film "EMANUEL" is being shown on
Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00 p.m. at UNC-G Tate Auditorium.
For more information about the film “Emanuel” visit the film's website.
After a delicious dinner, we will have a lecture and discussion on Voter Suppression and the Upcoming Election.
Our special guest presenter will be Professor (and Rabbi) Jonathan M. Zasloff.
Recently ordained by the Aleph, Jewish Renewal, movement, Rabbi Zasloff is a Professor of Law at UCLA, with a J.D. from Yale, a Masters in International Relations from Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from Harvard.
Jonathan has come to North Carolina, this summer, to work with community-based organizations to register and engage voters, and to fight against voter suppression. He is working with “Spread the Vote” to get IDs to those disenfranchised by NC’s strict voter ID law.