Below please find links to our last four Weekly Newsletters with all the things happening around Kolot.  This page will also contain information and links about events for which you should sign-up!

Upstander Training (Mar 30, 2017; 7-9pm) - REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Upstander workshops are designed to equip those facing hate and violence with de-escalation skills and basic self-defense techniques. Additionally, this training empowers bystanders with the tools they need to help those facing harassment by choosing intentionally from a continuum of tactics. These two approaches combined offer New Yorkers unique and critical options for keeping our communities as safe as possible and mitigating violence. 

You must be a Kolot member to participate.


Undoing Racism Training (Apr 1-2, 2017; 9am-5pm) - REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Taught by the People's Institute for Survival & Beyond. Sponsored by Kolot Chayeinu, Repair the World Brooklyn, & Brooklyn Community Foundation.  At Repair the World Brooklyn (808 Nostrand Ave).

We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to learn about Undoing Racism from The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network from New Orleans dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. This training is especially valuable for those in positions to take what they learn in the workshop back to their colleagues, institutions, and wider communities, to form local work groups to continue the dialogue and work that must be done. This workshop will help you learn to advance institutional change for racial equality by learning about institutional racism. The workshop focuses on history, leadership, staying accountable to communities of color, creating networks, and undoing internalized oppression.

April 1 is Shabbat, and as such, the day will start with an early morning prayer service. 


Interview w/ Rabbi Ellen Lippmann & Dr. Debbie Almontaser live taping for the podcast, Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen (Apr 3, 2017; 7-9pm)

Get tickets here!

Rabbi Lippmann and Dr. Almontaser, a rabbi and a Muslim activist, will be talking with each other live on our bima as they are interviewed by Randy Cohen of the podcast Person Place Thing. They will be discussing: activism, the President’s Muslim ban, and this moment when our faiths and people must come together to say yes to democracy and justice. We really hope you can come out to hear their discussion and support the interview.

Person Place Thing Podcast with Randy Cohen is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result?  Surprising stories from great talkers.

Click here for a list of previous interviews



Kolot Chayeinu is hosting Ravi Ragbir, one of the leading figures in New York City working on sanctuary and asylum for undocumented immigrants. Ravi is working to raise awareness about how we can create "sanctuary space on every block,”  which includes assisting our friends with asylum claims, accompaniment to hearings, forming rapid response teams against ICE, and more. 

Ravi is the Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition, a multi-faith program based in Judson Memorial Church.  Relying largely on volunteers, it provides a free clinic and a range of services that strive to provide protection and support to our friends.  

Rabbi Lippmann will be introducing Mr. Ragbir alongside city council & Kolot member, Brad Lander.  
Space in our sanctuary is limited,  so in order to guarantee a seat, please register through this e-vite.

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