Ahavas Sholom – an Historic Landmark and Sacred Space

Newark's Last Remaining Synagogue born of the Great European Migration at the turn of the 20th Century

145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: 973-485-2609 | Email: cahavassholom@optimum.net


DIVERSITY UNITED, September 14, 2021, beginning at 7 pm

Join DIVERSITY UNITED on Tuesday, September 14th as renowned scientist and author Robert DeSalle joins regular panelists, Pastor Steffie Bartley, Rabbi Capers Funnye, and Rev. Louise-Scott Rountree to discuss the misuse of science and genetics in the discussion of race.

Robert DeSalle is a Curator and Professor in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. He is the co-author of the books, Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth and Troublesome Science: The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race.

If you have not previously registered to receive the link for this free program, click here: Registration Form 

Our regular panel members are:

Mildred Crump: This longtime community leader is Newark’s first African-American Councilwoman and first woman to be chosen as City Council President.  

Rabbi Capers Funnye: “Obama’s Rabbi,” Michelle Obama’s cousin, the leader of 200-member Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of Chicago.

Pastor Steffie Bartley: New Jersey Coordinator, National Action Network and Pastor, New Hope Memorial Baptist Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Rev. Louise-Scott Rountree is the manager of the Newark Mayor’s Office of Clergy Affairs and chair of the Newark Interfaith Alliance.  

DIVERSITY UNITED is a year-long program of outreach to people of all faiths, ethnicities, and races in Newark and the surrounding suburban communities, to discuss an anti-racist agenda and create a tangible platform to work collectively toward a just society. 

We discuss issues of social justice, including mass incarceration, education, housing, healthcare, environmental justice, poverty, Jim Crow, and public monuments, all from the viewpoint of the systemic inequalities that have resulted from 401 years of American History.

The forum is formatted as a book club, with participants viewing films and reading materials before each of the monthly meetings. The panelists, African-American leaders, who have spent their lives in the trenches battling for civil rights, equality, and justice, lead discussion. 

To watch videos of our previous events click here.

If you have not previously registered to receive the link for this free program, click here: Registration Form 

For further information, contact Eric Freedman at 
diversityunited@yahoo.com or or 201.988.3799.