Commemorating MLK, Jr. Day with Rabbi Rachael Bregman: Sharing My Experience as the Rabbi of Brunswick, Home of Ahmaud Arbery

Saturday, January 22, 2022
7 pm
Online only

Join Rabbi Rachael Bregman, rabbi at the only synagogue in Brunswick, Georgia, the town where Ahmaud Arbery was murdered in 2020 as she shares how her experiences in Brunswick have shaped her understanding of racial equity, privilege and dialogue, and Judaism’s intersection with these ideas.

Rabbi Bregman grew up at Beth El, in Sudbury, MA, and served as Beth El’s Youth Educator before being ordained as a Reform rabbi in 2010. She is excited to ‘return’ to Beth El via Zoom to help us commemorate Martin Luther King Day 2022. 

Rabbi Bregman has been the Berman Family Rabbinate Rabbi in Brunswick, GA since 2013. She is a fellow at Rabbis Without Borders and the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Rachael is a co-founder of Tzedek Georgia, the Reform Movement’s social justice arm for the state of Georgia, and of the Glynn Clergy for Equity—a clergy group committed to ameliorating the damages of racism through building relationships across community sectors. Beyond Judaism and justice, Rachael has engaged in many outdoor pursuits, bakes semi-professionally, was a Lieutenant in the US Navy, and is a mom to both a tiny human and a rescue dog.

Sponsored by:

  • Beth El’s Antiracism Working Group 
  • The Beth El Fund for Jewish Education and Culture

Co-sponsored by:

  • Congregation Beth Elohim (Acton)
  • Congregation B’nai Torah (Sudbury)
  • Congregation Or Atid (Wayland)
  • Kerem Shalom (Concord)
  • Temple Beth Torah (Holliston)