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Community Shabbat Dinner

January 12, 2024, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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6:30-7:30pm: Community Shabbat Dinner

The entire WJC community is invited to join us for a Shabbat dinner. $18 per adult, $10 per child, $60 per family (max)

RSVP: https://wjcenter.shulcloud.com/form/Rhythm-Ruach-January-12-2024

7:30-8:30pm: Rhythm & Ruach

Make WJC your home on Friday night. Join us for an hour-long service to welcome Shabbat, reflect on the week, and connect with God and with each other. Learn new melodies and sing your old favorites, accompanied by our volunteer music ensemble.

8:30pm: Bias: what is it and why it matters now more than ever

Following Rhythm and Ruach, join us for Conversation with Joan Grangenois-Thomas entitled Bias: what is it and why it matters now more than ever

 

About Joan Grangenois-Thomas

Joan Grangenois-Thomas is a seasoned communications professional who brings her extensive experience working with community groups, non-profit organizations, individuals and social enterprises to every project she executes.  Joan spent 10 years as a contract facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute. There, she presented anti-bias training to school children, faculty and staff.  She brought that learning to her own community through the many organizations she’s been involved with including as president of the Port Chester/Rye N.A.A.C.P. In 2015, Joan founded Read, Talk, Act, an Interfaith, Social Justice Book Club, after the horrific attack on churchgoers at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC. The goal of the club is to gain understanding of the many ways racism and discrimination have taken root through reading. Members talk about how the readings challenged their assumptions, and then try to take action – individually or collectively – to affect change. The friendships and insights she has found through that book club has left an indelible mark on Joan. As a result of all her efforts, Joan  is sought after to speak and bring her brand of bias awareness to groups around Westchester County. Joan sits on the board of Sustainable Westchester, Journeys 2 Change and is in her second term as a trustee for the Village of Port Chester, where she has lived with her family for over 30 years. She is founder of JGT Public Relations, a boutique communications firm that works solely with nonprofits and social change groups.

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