Who Belongs: Racial Profiling in the Synagogue

Who Belongs: Racial Profiling in the Synagogue


Nov 22 2020
, 4:30PM- 5:30PM

Who Belongs: Racial Profiling in the Synagogue

Recorded on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 4:30pm Eastern

Speaker: Dr. Harriette Wimms in conversation with Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg

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Join clinical psychologist Dr. Harriette Wimms and Chizuk Amuno Congregation Senior Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg as they explore the often fraught experiences of Jews of Color and what it means to be seen as “other” even in one’s own community.

This program will also stream live on our Facebook page.

About Our Speakers:

Dr. Harriette E. Wimms is a Maryland licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing compassion-infused assessments and therapies to children and families across the age span. Dedicated to providing affirming and culturally-responsive care, Dr. Wimms holds a PhD in Human Services Psychology, a MS in Developmental Psychology, and is a certified Human Services Psychologist with specializations in child clinical, pediatric, and community/social psychology. Dr. Wimms specializes in child and family mental health program development, professional training, clinical supervision, and parent education. 

She has served as the founder and director of child, adolescent, and family therapy programs within outpatient mental health, federally qualified health center, inpatient pediatric hospital, and school settings. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. She is also the founder and clinical director of The Village Family Support Center of Baltimore. Dr. Wimms was the recipient of the Maryland Psychological Association’s 2018 Grady Dale Jr. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Psychology Award. She is a rising Kohenet and a member of board of Hinenu: Baltimore Justice Shtiebl and the creator of the Baltimore JoC Community Havruta.

Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg is the Senior Rabbi of Chizuk Amuno Congregation  He earned  his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Binghamton and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary

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This multi-program series will open up conversations about who we are as Jews; how Jewish spaces and institutions need to change; and how these changes can lead us to a more robust and inclusive Jewish community.

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