Soul Brew Liberation Sessions: Leah Tubbs
In celebration of the Passover season, we’re brewing the spirit of liberation at Beth Tzedec with Soul Brew: Liberation Sessions. This short series of conversations with artists, scholars and activists, led by Rabbi Rachel “Bluth” Rosenbluth, will explore slavery, climate change, racial justice, spiritual liberation and gender.
Leah Tubbs grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement. Inspired as a three-year-old by The Nutcracker‘s only black female dancer, Leah is a professional dancer and choreographer. Leah’s professional dance career transcended herself. She founded and runs MODarts Dance Collective, a Harlem-based dance company, out of a desire to be of service to women of colour. Leah’s creation has become a safe and therapeutic space for people of colour to heal, commune and be their unapologetic selves, making dance accessible for folks to celebrate and honour their beautiful histories and cultures.
Soul Brew Liberation Series Created, Produced and Hosted by: Rabbi Rachel Rosenbluth, with Beth Tzedec Congregation
Original Music “Min HaMeitzar” by: Aviva Chernick, Artist-in-Residence
Editor and Co-Producer: Arianna Skibell
Logo by: Jason Pivovitsch
And a special thank you to Linda Marleny Dow, Rabbi Steven Wernick, Emet Ezell and Joel Pearl.