On Friday, April 21, from 7:30-9 p.m., Or Emet will host a Humanistic Shabbat service followed by a presentation by Tedi Grey Owl, a Native American community activist and the academic internship specialist for Migizi, an organization that prepares Native American youth for education, careers and community leadership. 

The events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. A social time will follow the program.

Tedi Grey Owl

Tedi Grey Owl

The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi in training. Following the service, Tedi Grey Owl will present “Empowering Our Youth: A Strong Circle of Support.”

A citizen of the Haudensaunee Seneca Nation, Heron Clan, Tedi Grey Owl has worked to provide academic and cultural support for Indigenous students in urban and suburban school districts in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for three decades. She comes from a family of Native activists. Her mother, Laura Waterman Wittstock, was one of the original members of the American Indian Movement, and co-founded Migizi in 1977. 

Those who cannot attend the program in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here. Attendees can choose to wear a mask and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test.

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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