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


Tuesday, June 15, 2021, beginning 7 pm

Diversity United 

Before our next Diversity United program, on Tuesday, June 15th at 7 pm, please watch the video,“The Untold Story of Emmett Luis Till” by Keith Beauchamp.  You can watch the video on Youtube by clicking here.

To register and receive the link for this free program, click here: Registration Form

If you have not been to our previous Diversity United programs click on the links below:

Diversity United March 16th program by click here

The documentary “13th” by click here

Diversity United April 13th program click here

The video “The Truth About the Confederacy in the United States” click here

The New York Times Op-Ed, “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument,” clicking here

Diversity United May 20th program click here.

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.  Our monthly meetings feature a roundtable discussion featuring:

Mildred Crump: This longtime community leader is Newark’s first African-American Councilwoman and first 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

This month, the panel will also include a special guest,  Larry Hamm, Chairman of the Peoples Organization for Progress (POP), who will lead us in a discussion around Policing and Law Enforcement.

Over the next year, “DIVERSITY UNITED” will 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 will be 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, will lead discussion. 

To register and 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.