This past Saturday in Colleyville, Texas, Rabbi Cytron-Walker and his congregants were held hostage at gunpoint for nearly 12 hours in their synagogue sanctuary. When we asked our friends and neighbors how this event impacted them, the replies varied from shocked about the violence of the act to relief that the hostages made it out alive.
Underlying these reactions was a common feeling that acts of antisemitism were becoming more violent and more frequent. Those with whom we spoke expressed a heightened feeling of vulnerability and anxiety. They ask themselves: What comes next? What can I do? How do I process this?
While no one has definitive answers, the Greenspon Center and our community partners are carving out some time and space to just talk about what is going on in our world.
Please join us on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 7:00 pm, on Zoom as we gather to discuss how we have been impacted by the turmoil around us. Queens University Chaplain Reverend Joey Haynes, Dr. Hadia Mubarak, and Rabbi Judy will offer reflections of comfort and hope to ease your spirit. Professor Tommy Lopez, an expert on trauma and healing, will share some insights to guide our journeys to wholeness. Other guests will share reflections on how we can not only survive these times, but act in ways that bring healing. Breakout rooms will be available for more intimate discussions, if needed.
So, make your hot chocolate, hot tea, or favorite beverage, grab a cozy blanket, get comfy on the couch, and join us on Zoom.
For more information, contact Judy Schindler, Schindlerj@queens.edu.
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