Our call to action challenges our networks to act on local and national levels and includes guidance to support Black and Brown people both within the Jewish community and beyond, both directly and on a systemic level.
For many white observers, the protests calling for an end to police violence and Black liberation that erupted over the weekend may have appeared sudden.
The U.S. 2018 Midterm Elections were historic in many ways.
This statement was written by Rabbi Jocee Hudson from Temple Israel of Hollywood. More than sixty Reform Jewish clergy have signed on to the statement.
B’chol dor vador chayav adam lirot et atzmo k’ilu hu yatza mi-Mitzrayim. “In every generation, a person must view herself/himself as if s/he had gone out of Egypt” (Pesachim 116b).
The growing refugee crisis enveloping Europe challenges us as Jews and as human beings deeply pained by the images of desperate individuals and families searching for sanctuary. Seeing this crisis play out in Europe of course brings with it the weight of the history we carry as a Jewish people.