Sunday, January 11, 2015

CBI Presents: MLK Jr. Weekend Celebration with Yavilah McCoy

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MLK Jr. Weekend with Yavilah McCoy
Friday & Saturday, January 16-17

Yavilah McCoy is an African-American Jew and founder of Ayecha, a nonprofit organization providing educational resources for Jewish Diversity and advocacy for Jews of Color in the United States. She is a teacher, writer, editor, and diversity consultant, as well as an actress and concert artist. She has taught Judaic Studies, Hebrew, and English Literature in elementary and secondary schools.

Yavilah works to expand awareness of issues of identity and culture and empower communities to contextualize justice journeys within the framework of leadership, citizenship, and better outcomes.

Friday Evening, January 16   
MLK Shabbat Service
Join us as we honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. in word and song at a very special Erev Shabbat service. Our guest speaker, Yavilah McCoy will describe the decades of close partnership between Jews and African Americans working together on voter registration. All are welcome and no RSVP is needed.

Saturday Morning, January 17   
Torah Study and Lay Led Minyan Service
8:30 a.m. join Yavilah McCoy as she leads Torah Study.
10:00 a.m. Yavilah will attend our Lay Led Minyan Service and deliver the Drash. All are welcome and no RSVP is needed for Torah Study or Minyan.

Saturday Evening, January 17   
Jewish Gospel Concert Featuring Yavilah McCoy, Alexi Paraschos and Beth Israel Musicians and Friends 
7:00 p.m., Yavilah and Alexi will join with our Beth Israel youth, teen and adult musicians for a journey through song and personal narrative describing the ways that music can be engaged to expand spiritual connection and widen commitments to justice and activism. Concert tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child under age 12. RSVP and pay online below. For more information contact Susan Hutchison at, or 858 535-1111, ext. 2522.

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Seniors: Take the Shabbat Shuttle to the  
Friday, January 16 Erev Shabbat Service!

Beth Israel's new shuttle service will offer transportation within our service area to the Erev Shabbat service with Yavilah McCoy. The $10 fee includes round trip, door-to-door service. Seating is limited so reserve your ride today. Contact Bethany Ratner at, or call 858-900-2554.   


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