Standing Up for Justice


Monday, January 18, 2021
7:00pm – screening of film
7:30pm – panel discussion

Join the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Howard County, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake maybe NAACP of Howard County and ecoAmerica) for the screening of Unbreathable

Unbreathable spotlights the ongoing struggle for clean air in the United States. Over the past 50 years, there has been major progress in significantly reducing air pollution across the nation thanks to the Clean Air Act. However, asthma continues to be the number one health issue for children and nearly half of all Americans across the country today are still impacted by unhealthy levels of air pollution. This 30-minute film shares stories of communities that are fighting for healthier air and the challenges we face to ensure healthy air for all. Click here for more details and to register. 


1619, 1654, 2020: Jews, Race and U.S. History

January 31, 2021

presented by Dr. Marc Dollinger

With protests gripping the nation, so many American Jews are reflecting on systemic racism and ways we may be able to help. Join us for a candid, and probably difficult, journey through American Jewish history as we explore historical documents about Jews and racism. We will think about what is means to “become American” and the ways that racism has played among and within the Jewish community.  Click here for more details and to register.



February 14, 2021

Biased  (Whether You Know It Or Not)
from the book Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do”, by Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph. D.

Join Rabbi Gordy Fuller  for this book discussion, even if you haven’t read it yet, to learn more about how we may have unconscious biases, and how we may have gotten them. We all have a lot to learn, and we are not alone in this. Click here for more information and to register.