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January 2021

Addressing Online Hate

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Click the link below to register for this event! RSA US will present a panel discussion that is of obvious interest to the entire JIDS community.   The topic is online hate speech and the legal questions surrounding content moderation. RSA US has collected a renowned group of experts, including the Director of Facebook’s Oversight Administration Board.

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Dante: Searcher and Discoverer

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Register with the URL linked below! The seven hundredth anniversary of Dante's death (1321-2021) is a fresh opportunity for a dialogue on both his philosophical and theological reflection and his keen observation of humanity. The supreme poet (Sommo Poeta) is capable of touching men and women of every time, and—as Pope Francis observes—“through his immortal works still has much to say and offer to those who desire to travel the way to true knowledge, to the authentic discovery of self,…

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Congressional Holocaust Commemoration

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

REGISTER (free/required): WWW.SHINDC.ORG/SHINSBN/CHC2021 Receive ZOOM info upon registration. This International Holocaust Remembrance Day program highlights underrepresented Jewish Holocaust communities, including Sephardic and Romaniote experiences, under this year's theme, "Refugees of the Holocaust".  This includes looking at experiences of Sephardic and Ashkenazi refugees in Sephardic lands or communities of North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, the Balkans, the Middle East, and other parts of Asia.  Questions?  Email SHIN-DC: inf[email protected]  

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Candid Parenting Conversations About Family Dynamics During the Pandemic

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CFLS and UDC Present: Candid Parenting Conversations Series. This series of parenting conversations address the needs of our families and children as they navigate through the age of COVID-19 and social injustices in our local communities and the nation. This forum provides an opportunity for parents to come together to share, express their concerns, and be empowered to have life-changing conversations with their children, family, and the community.   Click the link below to register!  

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Saints, Sultans, and Spies: The Extraordinary History of the Humble Coffee Bean

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“From the secretive circles of Yemen's ancient Sufi mystics to the Constantinople court of the Ottoman Sultans to the backstreets of Mercantile London, coffee has changed every society that fell under its heady sway. Abdul-Rehman Malik has spent a lifetime searching for the soul of coffee. Join us as we explore the culture, politics, spirituality and the extraordinary history of the world’s most second traded commodity – and learn how a humble bean – quite literally – changed the world.” Click…

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IFC Religions 101

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Understanding Starts Here: Religions of IFC 101 Series. Join us for a religious literacy series introducing the basic beliefs and traditions of IFC's 11 faith traditions. Sessions will take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM ET on Zoom. They will last for 45 minutes and include a time for Q & A. Hinduism 101 Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:30 PM ET Register here

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Shadows to Light Meditation

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

People often take meditation as merely a mental exercise of sitting in one place, and chanting mantras. As a result, most of us find it monotonous, often difficult to perform due to our busy schedules. Yet, that’s just a myth about meditation.    "Shadows to Light" is a unique program that will help you find success as you explore the true nature of Meditation.    To know more about this program, please REGISTER for the Orientation Session and we shall…

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Volunteers Wanted: Food Distribution

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Turner Memorial AME Church and Sixth & I are partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank and Prince George's County to distribute groceries to those in need every other Friday. To volunteer to help direct traffic and distribute grocery boxes in a socially distant manner, please sign up here.  

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February 2021

Busting Myths about Jews and Muslims

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Many myths circulate about Jews and Muslims. Sadly, some treat these myths as truths. On Sun., Feb. 21st, JIDS will bust many of these myths. The Myth Busters will be Fatima Argun, Dr. Mike Ghouse, Kay Halpern, and Herb Levy. In order to keep this virtual program secure from unwanted intruders, RSVP to [email protected] to obtain the information you’ll need. More information about JIDS is at www.JIDS.org .

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