Guest Speakers

We often invite experts and representatives of various community organizations to be guest speakers at our Shabbat evening services.

Past speakers include:

  • Irina Manelis about Changing Immigration Policies
  • Erin Patterson about Opioid Addiction
  • Romy Dragon on Organ Donation
  • Dr. Hsien Marx about Heart Health
  • Dr. Bruce Cohen about a Developing Healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Ginger O’Neil from Habitat for Humanity on Affordable Housing
  • Marvin Harris on the historical African American Evergreen Cemetery

Upcoming Speakers:

  • Friday, November 8 – Marcia Grimsley sharing her story as a Jewish woman who befriended a white supremacist man
  • Friday, December 6 – Shauna Ely & Cristina Ramirez, on a Jews of All Hues Panel on what it is like being Jewish and a person of color
  • Friday, February 28 – Jenne´Nurse speaking about race and education
  • Friday, April 24 Dr. Kelley Z. Allison from VCU Health speaking about breast screening and race in healthcare
  • More speakers on the topic of racism will be announced as we finalize dates for the 2019-2020 year

If you have a suggestion for a Friday night guest speaker, please contact Rabbi Ahuva.