Mindful businesses and organizations recognize that success today is tied to how well we navigate the cultural interactions we have. In a world of increasing awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we seek to promote our commitment to DEI, expand our understanding, and avoid missteps. Join April Powers and Kiyomi Kowalski, co-founders of JewbianPrincess.com, for a high level, in-depth training to prepare you for the world as it both is and is becoming.
This course is perfect for anyone who wants to get along with other human beings. Whether you are an individual or a team, this training explores the skills to have more successful interactions with people who look, think, and work differently than you. Especially for professionals and business and organizational leaders.
The four session course includes:
Developing Empathy, Uncovering Unconscious Bias, Emotional Intelligence, and Cultural Navigation. Each of these courses will offer free online assessments for your own self-evaluation.
About the Leaders:
Kiyomi Kowalski, JD, a mom, a Marine Corps veteran, an anti-racism educator, and a social justice advocate. Certified in Diversity and Inclusion by Cornell University, Kiyomi also serves the Jewish community as the chair of the VOS Social Justice Collective and VOS Anti-racism Task Force and co-founded JewbianPrincess.com with April Powers to teach tolerance across the Jewish diaspora.
April Powers – Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, April Powers is a bilingual, Bluish (Black & Jewish) citizen of the world. A proud Congregation Or Ami partner, she also trains various corporate clients on cultural competence and inclusion through her DEI consulting practice, FirstImpressionRx.com. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tu B’ Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Today, Tu B’ Shevat has become more of an environmental holiday: a day to remind us of the Jewish duty to care for the natural world, and a tree-planting festival for both Israelis and Jews throughout the world. (Union for Reform Judaism, 2021)
Join Rabbi Diamond for a Tu B’Shevat Seder
Thursday, January 28th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
as we celebrate the importance of protecting our environment.
In order to participate in the seder, please have the following available to follow along at your home:
White wine or juice
Dark wine or juice
A glass from which to drink the wine or juice
Any fruits where the inside is edible but the outside is inedible, such as citrus fruits, nuts, pomegranates, sabras (prickly pear), bananas, pineapples.
Any fruits were the outside is edible but the inside is inedible such as apricots, cherries, dates, mangoes, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums.
Any fruits where the entire fruit is edible such as berries, figs, kumquats, persimmons, star fruit.
Bring a fruit or herb that is fragrant such as rosemary, jasmine, mint, thyme, etc.
Marcy Goldberg and Donna Becker are being recognized at BJE’s Out of the Box Gala on February 5, 2021, along with other educational leaders throughout Los Angeles!!!
Marcy Goldberg models the religious community in which she wants to live and invites others to become a part of that community through chesed, the loving kindness that she demonstrates to people on a regular basis.