FJC’s Race Consciousness Series

After the facilitation of our innovative Race Consciousness Series, FJC was awarded a grant by UJA to continue our racial justice work.  This grant is enabling us to partner with other organizations to provide our ongoing programming and to further our work towards being the open and embracing space that we strive to be.  Contact us if you’d like to be part of this movement!


It all started here.  After a challenging moment in our community following the murder of George Floyd and the events that followed, we had to take a look inward and examine why we were silent.  Heather and Eitan leaned in and designed a series for our community that started a wave of change not just in our FJC community but that is part of the change happening across the Conservative movement and in synagogue communities across the country!

  • Initial Conversation: What is Racial Justice at FJC?
  • Starting at the Start: Race Consciousness
  • Deep Dive: the Real Work of Anti-Racism
  • The Real Work of Anti-Racism: Understanding Privilege
  • The Real Work of Anti-Racism: Being an Upstander
  • Monthly Community Check-Ins (ongoing)


Raising Race Conscious Kids Event Series

As early as 6 months, children begin noticing race. By ages 2 to 4, children begin internalizing racial bias. Before even bar/bat mitzvah age (by 12), they become set in their beliefs.

All that happens whether we talk about race or not. So how do we talk with our children about race? How do we prepare the littles in our lives to work toward racial justice? To be upstanders recognizing and challenging racism in their everyday lives?

This series will include special events with guest speakers Sachi Feris (of Raising Race Conscious Children) and Jennifer Harvey (author of Raising White Kids).