Rep. Alcee Hastings
Rabbi Joel Simonds
Rabbi Morley Feinstein
Black and Jewish teens discuss social justice with Rep. Alcee Hastings
Teens of varying faiths and races will discuss social change opportunities between the black and Jewish community with Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) as part of an area-wide effort to connect youth on shared issues of justice.
The dialogue is sponsored by the Jewish Center for Justice (JCJ) and their Teen Leadership Initiative and co-hosted by Ward AME Church and McCarty Memorial Church on Sunday, August 28 at 9:30 a.m., at Ward, 1177 W. 25th St., in Los Angeles.
An interfaith service takes place at 10 a.m. Hastings will participate along with Ward Pastor John E. Cager III, McCarty Pastor Edward L. Anderson, Rabbi Joel Simonds and Rabbi Morley Feinstein.
“Today’s social justice climate dictates that we model what a just world looks and feels like,” said Cager.
“We welcome all to attend this morning of faith and action and for the teens who attend, this will be an opportunity to join the leadership initiative or find out more information,” added Simonds.
Hastings served as an attorney, civil rights activist and judge before being elected to Congress as the first African-American from Florida since the post-Civil War period. Currently, Hastings is a senior member of the House Rules Committee, which determines the terms and conditions that legislation is considered.
To learn more, call Ward AME at (213) 747-1367.