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, March 15, 2022, beginning at 7 pm


Ahavas Sholom and Diversity United are continuing our partnership.

Starting on March 15, 2022, beginning at 7 pm, we will reconvene and begin to form a “working committee” whose goal will be to create a tangible platform which can contribute in a meaningful way to the ongoing social justice/racial justice movement. 

As we have learned over the past year, there exist numerous opportunities to participate, locally and otherwise.

Utilizing some of our newfound knowledge and some of the lessons learned throughout this past year, it is time to turn those into “Actionable Steps.”

Click here to read the initial press release from last February. In the top paragraph, on the 2nd page, you can see that when we started, DIVERSITY UNITED was to be “a public forum with the aim of not only educating residents of Newark and its suburbs about the anti-racist agenda, but equally as important—to create a tangible platform to work collectively towards a just society.”  

That time is upon us.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, beginning at 7 pm, as our “Blue Ribbon” panel, Rabbi Capers Funnye (a co-founder of Diversity United), Rev. Dr. Brian E. Smith (Director of Advancement & Strategic Partnerships at the Chicago Theological Seminary), Rabbi Shlomo Levy, Deirdre Edwards, Dr. Albert Edwards III, Walter Robinson, and Rev. Louise Rountree, help us embark on the next step for DIVERSITY UNITED. 

The breadth of experience and knowledge they possess as a group is second to none.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from some uniquely positioned and highly qualified people, who have spent their lives in the trenches, battling for freedom and justice in their communities.

Hear these African American leaders share personal thoughts, perspectives and guidance, as we strive to fulfill our commitment of contributing in a meaningful and tangible way to the Racial Justice movement, moving forward.