Join Newark’s Bethany Baptist, a historic Black church, and Bnai Keshet, a synagogue Reconstructing Judaism in Montclair, for a joint BBQ Saturday, Oct. 23rd from 4:00-6:30pm behind Bnai Keshet at 99 So. Fullerton. The two congregations are deepening their partnership in conjunction with the interfaith organization New Jersey Together on Essex County-wide issues.
Over several months, representatives from Bethany Baptist and Bnai Keshet have met with Essex County clergy and lay leaders from a wide range of churches, synagogues, and other county religious institutions through NJ Together. Bnai Keshet Rabbi Ariann Weitzman and Bethany Baptist’s Rev. Dr. Timothy Adkins-Jones held joint listening sessions in March as part of this campaign.
NJ Together has already organized multi-faith coalitions in Hudson and Morris counties, and those coalitions have achieved tangible change for their communities, including victories in organizing around affordable housing, a living wage and criminal justice.
The community is invited to attend and share in the joint BBQ and learn about the effort. Families are welcome! RSVP here.