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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:
Following the service, everyone is invited to join our Shabbat dinner.
Adas Israel Congregation, B’nai Israel, Fabrangen, Mosaic Visions, OneTable, Temple Micah, Linda & Jonathan Greenblatt, Karen & Brendan Herron, Joan Kuriansky, Laura Loeb & Howard Morse, Marla & Bruce Schulman
Josh is hosting
Following our Juneteenth Shabbat service, featuring an address from Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, WHC's Jews of Color Affinity Group invite you to stay for Shabbat dinner.
Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm
Cost per person is $10 for WHC members and $18 for non-members. Are you between 22 and 39? Please register through our partner, OneTable.
Everyone 5+ must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend.
Friday, June 17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hybrid – Temple
Interfaith, Jews of Color, Shabbat, Worship Service
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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