Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat

Hosted by Be’chol Lashon

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT
Location: Zoom (registration is now closed) and Be’chol Lashon’s Facebook page
Cosponsors: Keshet, National Council of Jewish Women, and CLAL


Updated 6/19/20: Below is a recording of this event.


Join Rabbis Sandra Lawson and Isaama Goldstein-Stoll for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service on Zoom to mark Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the day when the enslaved people of Texas were freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (Learn more about Juneteenth.)

Rabbis Lawson and Goldstein-Stoll will be using the Mishkan T’filah siddur (Weekdays, Shabbat, and Festivals).

Streaming and Recording

Due to incredibly high interest in the service, we will be live streaming it on Be’chol Lashon’s Facebook page at 5:00PM EDT / 2:00PM PDT. If you try to enter the Zoom event and receive an error, please head to our Facebook page to watch.

For those who are unable to register and/or attend live, a recording will be available on Be’chol Lashon’s Facebook page and on this page by 5:00PM PDT.

About the Presenters

Rabbi Sandra Lawson is a rabbi, sociologist, personal trainer, food activist, weightlifter, vegan, writer, public speaker, and musician. She was dubbed the Snapchat Rabbi and featured in JTA as one of 10 Jews you should follow on Snapchat and The 50 Jews everyone should follow on Twitter. In June 2018, after a long journey of intensive and wonderful learning, she was ordained as a rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She currently serves as the associate chaplain for Jewish life at Elon University Hillel.

Rabbi Isaama Goldstein-Stoll is senior Jewish educator at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, She received a BA in Religious Studies from Carleton College before pursuing an MA in Hebrew Letters and Smicha at HUC-JIR. She brings to Slifka her commitment to liberal Judaism and her pastoral experience, as well as her deep commitment to diversity.


Please contact us if you or your organization would like to help sponsor this event. Co-hosts ($500) will be mentioned in the introduction and acknowledged on our website and social media. Sponsors ($180) will be acknowledged on our website and social media.

Thank you to the following promotional partners: Hillel International | Hillel at Hunter College | Queens College HillelUrban Adamah | Wilderness Torah

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Be’chol Lashon invites you to commemorate Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating Black liberation, with a special Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring Rabbis Sandra Lawson and Isaama Goldenstein-Stoll. The service will stream live on Zoom on Friday 6/19 at 5:00 PM ET. Registration is free but required: https://tinyurl.com/juneteenth-kabbalat-shabbat


This Friday, Be’chol Lashon and Rabbis Sandra Lawson and Isaama Goldenstein-Stoll invite you to commemorate Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating Black liberation, with a special Kabbalat Shabbat service. Streaming live at 5:00 PM ET. Registration is free but required. https://tinyurl.com/juneteenth-kabbalat-shabbat


Join Rabbis Sandra Lawson & Isaama Goldenstein-Stoll and @bechollashon for a Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/juneteenth-kabbalat-shabbat