Juneteenth

Juneteenth

The Juneteenth holiday commemorates an important, joyful, and also sorrowful event in the history of Black people in the United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation had declared enslaved people legally free on January 1, 1863, the law wasn’t enforced in Texas until more than two years later. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX, to read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud and to enforce the law.

On Sunday, June 23, come to minyan and stay for former Har Zion member Stacey Flint speaking on Juneteenth and why it should be important to us as Jews.

This event is Zoom-only. Click here to join, or use Zoom ID# 799 405 500. Use the Har Zion password. Please contact the office (office@wsthz.org or 708-366-9000) during usual office hours (8:30am to 5:30pm Monday–Thursday, but to 3pm on Friday) if you need the password.

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Date

Jun 23 2024

Time

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Location

Zoom only