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Avodah's Speak Torah to Power

  • 4200 Blaine Ave. St. Louis, MO (map)

Dr. Koach Baruch 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 have experienced loss and destruction. In this powerful, critical talk, racial justice activist and rabbinical student Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier will explore this spiritual technology and show how to use it on our journey to liberation. 

Avodah’s Speak Torah to Power series features prominent Jewish leaders from around the country to address today’s most pressing issues exploring the connection between activism, service, spirituality, community, and Jewish wisdom. Speakers will draw upon Jewish texts, events, and traditions to discuss aspects of Jewish wisdom that are most relevant to improving today’s world. Join us at MaTovu as we Facebook LIVE tune into Koach’s conversation. 


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.