May 10 through July 30
Opening exhibit, lecture, and reception: 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 10.
Symposium, 9 a.m., Thursday, May 11.
The University of Minnesota Religious Studies Program and its partners will host an exhibit and two-day community-oriented opportunity to learn about and engage with the intertwining histories of the Jewish and Black communities in North Minneapolis. The exhibit and symposium, titled Art and Faith Bridging the Jewish and Black Communities: Stories of a Historic North Minneapolis House of Worship, will take place at UROC. Opening exhibit, lecture, and reception: 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 10. Symposium, 9 a.m., Thursday, May 11. Events are free and open to the public; in-person or zoom registration for the symposium is required.
Symposium attendees will learn about North Minneapolis's marginalized communities through stories related to a landmark building that has served as the spiritual home of two congregations: the Jewish Tifereth B’nai Jacob congregation that built the building in 1926 and worshiped there until 1957, and the Holiness-Pentecostal First Church of God in Christ congregation that has worshiped in the building since purchasing it in 1957.