RJTF Book Club: How the Word is Passed

Join Beth Shalom, Derekh, and CBS' Racial Justice Task Force as we explore Clint Smith's deeply insightful book about America's history of slavery - both the history and narrative we are taught in school and the story that somehow got skipped - on three Shabbat afternoons roughly one month apart at the home of Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman and Noa Goodman.

An excerpt from a review: "Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves."

This is an in-person event. Due to Shabbat restrictions, it will not be streamed or Zoomed. Event may take place either indoors or out, weather dependent - if the temperature is above 50 degrees and it is not raining, it will take place outdoors. We politely ask you to wear a mask. Light refreshments will be served.

To sign up to attend the first book club gathering, email Rabbi Goodman at mgoodman@bethshalompgh.org . Registered participants will be contacted with further details.

The book is available locally at White Whale Bookstore; click here for a link. You can also visit White Whale in person at 4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA.