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Teens with march signs in front of the Capitol Building

Here are nine ideas to ensure your signs – like your voices – reflect your Jewish values at gun violence prevention marches and rallies this Shabbat.

Kate Kaput
Group of students from Florida wearing MSD Strong shirts

We may never reach a full t’shuvah in our ability to forgive, but we should always strive to make the world better for future generations.​

Rabbi Melissa Stollman
Two Jewish teen boys holding a sign that says I Am a Reform Jewish and I Support Gun Violence Prevention

For too long, Congress – and, indeed, all of America – has stood idly by, mass shooting after mass shooting, refusing to take action.

Kate Kaput
Four bullet holes close together in a pane of glass

I’m a teacher who has enjoyed shooting sports – but, no. I will never carry a weapon in a classroom.

David Stanley
Line of red tealight candles lit in the dark

This Shabbat, we say Mourner's Kaddish for all those lives lost to gun violence thus far in 2018.

the Religious Action Center
Female summer campers dressed all in white as is customary for Shabbat services at Jewish camp

I promise that for the rest of my life, I will fight for your safety. I will fight for your freedom from fear. I will fight in memory of Alyssa Alhadeff, and in honor of all of you.

Madeline Budman
Dozens of teens standing on the Tallahassee Capitol steps wearing PARKLAND STRONG signs and carry gun violence prevention signs

I hope you saw the news stories about buses of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, making their way to Florida’s Capitol to plead with their legislators about preventing gun violence.

Zoe Terner
Closeup of a police siren in the dark with colorful but blurry lights  in the distance

As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Kaput
Little girl hugging her father while holding a teddy bear

As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a local high school.

Tammy Kaiser, M.S.J.E.
Torn red paper heart held together by a Bandaid against a white background

 A day of love, romance, flowers, chocolate, amorous notes, and intimate poems turned into one of hate, fear, bloodshed, tragedy, and death. 

Rabbi David Wirtschafter


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