Black Lives Matter to God and to Us
Since June of 2020, Fabrangen members have participated weekly in the 16th Street Vigil Against Racism. Originally organized by All Souls Church Unitarian and Christ Lutheran Church for the month of June, several of our neighborhood congregations have continued this public protest to support of Black Lives Matter.
Join Fabrangen and Tifereth Israel every Friday in front of the Washington Ethical Society, as our members take a knee and/or blow the shofar for the last 15 minutes of the vigil.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 7750 16th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20012 – EST
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 7750 16th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20012 – EDT
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is in use from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November during Daylight Saving Time (DST). Eastern Standard Time (EST) is used during the remainder of the year.
Fabrangen Member and professional photographer Lloyd Wolf has graciously shared with us photos he has been taking over the past few months at the vigil, part of his Quarantine Diary series.
I have found participating in this vigil to be meaningful on several different levels. It feels good to be making a statement that we are committed to fighting against racism and police abuse during this time. In addition, it is nice to see fellow Fabrangeners, even from six feet away. Finally, I love having the opportunity to be physically close to WES. Being outside the building where we normally hold services makes me feel more connected to Fabrangen.
I hope to see many of you there.
– Judy G.
Additional vigil photographs by Fabrangen members Lucy Steinitz, Kay Elfant and Alan Cohen among others.