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Speak Torah to Power Watch Party at Touro Synagogue

Thursday, January 17th; 5:30pm

Featuring Racial Justice Activist Koach Baruch (KB) Frazier

“Cultivating Resilience Through the Practice of Lament”

As we work and live and breathe towards a liberated future, we can often miss the moments needed for being with our grief, pain and despair. We have a long and rooted tradition of crying out to G-d when we experience loss and destruction. In this powerful, critical talk, racial justice activist and rabbinical student Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier will explore the spiritual technology of lament and show how to use it on our journey to liberation. 

Co-hosted by Touro Synagogue’s Race and Equity Collaborative. Come early to enjoy a light nosh.
Location: 4238 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70115

About the Speaker: Koach Baruch Frazier, Au.D. is a healer and musician who is working towards the day everyone experiences liberation. He spent 14 years helping people reconnect with the world around them through better hearing and the last several years providing love and support through revolutionary listening and spiritual leadership, traveling the country facilitating healing and transformation through music and workshops at the intersection of antisemitism and antiblackness. He earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and his doctorate from Central Michigan University. Dr. Frazier has served on the boards of the Missouri GSA Network and Central Reform Congregation (CRC), where he was also a cantorial soloist and is a co-convenor of the Tzedek Lab. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his fiance, LaJuana, where he attends the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Koach’s heart beats to the rhythm of tikvah, t’shuvah and tzedek.

About Speak Torah to Power: In this special speaker series, prominent Jewish leaders from around the country address today’s most pressing issues. Speak Torah to Power explores the connection between activism, service, spirituality, community, and Jewish wisdom. Speakers draw upon Jewish texts, events, and traditions to discuss aspects of Jewish wisdom that are most relevant to improving today’s world.