March 3, 2021, Middlesex County, NJ – The Middlesex Black-Jewish Coalition (MBJC) will present their second event, “Hear Thy Neighbor – Reflections on the Insurrection: Black and Jewish Perspectives” online on Sunday, March 7, at 5:00 p.m.
The event is designed to further MBJC’s mission of fostering common understanding and awareness by featuring interviews with members of the local Black and Jewish communities. In this second “Hear Thy Neighbor” program, interviewees will share their personal and unique perspectives on the insurrection in the Capital on January 6, 2021.
The interviewees are:
• Rabbi Esther Reed, Senior Associate Director for Jewish Campus Life Rutgers Hillel, and MBJC Secretary
• Rev. Antoinette Gaboton-Moss, Trinity United Methodist Church (Highland Park, NJ) Founding Director, Black Community Watchline
• Rev. Kermit Moss, Christ Church United Methodist (Paterson, NJ); Interim Director, Center for Black Church Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Practical Theology, Education and Formation, Princeton Theological Seminary
• Elsie Foster, Councilperson in Highland Park
• Hanina Hanoch, Educator, and Highland Park resident
“Hear Thy Neighbor” will be broadcast on MBJC’s YouTube page. The program will also be available for viewing on the coalition’s YouTube page after the initial broadcast. The trailer can be viewed here.
For more information, please email: info@MBJC-NJ.org
Our mission is to increase the understanding of, and interaction between, Jewish and Black people through dialogue and programming. We advocate on an ad-hoc basis with definitive action to particular issues of concern to the Jewish and Black communities and provide a mechanism whereby each community can express its support for the critical issues of the other community.