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Juneteenth Shabbat Celebration

Friday June 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hybrid – Temple

Juneteenth Celebration, June 11 & 19
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Juneteenth has long been celebrated by African Americans in the U.S., recognizing June 19, 1865, when many enslaved people in Texas learned they had been freed. Although President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in April 1865. Two months after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered, Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and his troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Washington Hebrew and our Jews of Color group will recognize the holiday with a weekend full of celebration, including:

Thanks to our co-sponsors of this weekend of events

Adas Israel Congregation, Bet Mischpachah, B’nai Israel, Edlavitch DCJCC, Fabrangen, Mosaic Visions, OneTableTemple Micah, Temple Sinai, Linda & Jonathan Greenblatt, Karen & Brendan Herron, Joan Kuriansky, Laura Loeb & Howard Morse, Marla & Bruce Schulman

Details

Date:

Friday, June 17

Time:

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Hybrid – Temple

Tags

Interfaith, Jews of Color, Shabbat, Worship Service

Organizer

Marsha Humphries