Montclair Synagogue Bnai Keshet Joins Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church for Joint BBQ Open to All – 10/23

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.

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