The members of the Kadima Reconstructionist Jewish Community share profound sadness and revulsion regarding the killings in Orlando. We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ, Muslim, and Latinx communities most directly affected by this tragedy. We regard bigotry against any as a threat to all and commit ourselves to building bridges of understanding, respect and compassion that transcend hatred.
More so, we know that this violence is not limited to Orlando or any other corner of the world. Here in Seattle, in our own Capital Hill, once a self-made haven for LGBTQ people, a transperson was assaulted Thursday night upon leaving a queer benefit for Orlando. As we build more and more capacity at Kadima, we do so to uphold our foundational value of gender justice - making our cities, our streets, our bars, and our houses of worship safe, celebratory, and sanctuary for all. Please show support for Trans Pride Seattle: Friday, June 24, 5pm at Cal Anderson Park.
Kadima Reconstructionist Community builds vibrant, purposeful, learning community for Jews and our allies. Committed to racial, economic and gender justice, we bridge spirituality and social justice through Shabbat and holiday celebration, inter-generational learning, and solidarity work with #blacklivesmatter and movements to end the Israeli occupation.
Seattle Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner with
Keynote Speaker Dr. Reuven Firestone
Wednesday, July 29th, 7:15 pm
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
Doug Brown, Tikkun Olam chair, invites any interested Kadimaniks to join him in representing Kadima at the Seattle Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner. The program is scheduled to begin at 7:15 PM. Because the Iftar is the Ramadan break-fast meal, it will likely begin at sunset (approximately 9:10 PM) after the program.
The event is co-sponsored by the Faith Action Network (of which Kadima is a member), Seattle University, the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Pacifica Institute. Details and more information will be found HERE. After registering using the RSVP email, please also email Doug at email@example.com if you’d like to carpool or coordinate plans in any other way.
Middle East Peace Camp
July 18th - 22nd, 2016
UW Center for Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98105 (map)
2016 Theme: HEALTH
We thrive in healthy communities. This summer's art, science, and educational projects for children and adults will explore contemporary, historical, and cultural approaches to health and healing.
Join us for Peace Camp 2016 at the University of Washington! Camp is from 9:30am to 3:30 am Monday through Friday, and there is after camp care is available. Snacks provided, please bring your own lunch and water bottles. There is a community potluck on Friday for the whole family! Hope to see you there!
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