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Logan Zinman Gerber

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Three teen boys holding signs that read REFORM JEWISH STUDENTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

On March 24, thousands of Reform Jews joined together in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the world in support of the March for Our Lives. Led by our high school and college students, we spent Shabbat engaged in social justice work and, as Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “prayed with our feet” to end the scourge of gun violence.  

Two months ago, just days after the massacre in Parkland, NFTY — The Reform Jewish Youth Movement...

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Reform Jewish students at March for Our Lives

Cry with full throat, without restraint; raise your voice like a shofar!'' -- Isaiah 58:1

As a social work intern, I encountered teens at organizations like Ceasefire and Corazon Community Services, a community organization in Cicero, a Chicago suburb that’s a hotbed of gang and gun violence. I helped them organize marches to take back their streets, efforts designed to end violence in their community.

Thirty-five miles away, I also worked with their peers at Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL. As a youth group advisor, I helped them plan events, including an annual spaghetti...

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