Tikkun Olam

"We Can't Give Up on the Heart of Our Democracy"

Rabbi Joshua Caruso
June 17, 2020

Scores of organizations mobilized in 2018 to enact a new iteration of Dr. King’s 1968 campaign for the poor. It is called The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and I am proud that our Reform Jewish community is a partner in this important campaign.

"White Jews: It Is on Us"

Ali Rosenblatt
June 15, 2020

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. Yes, they came directly after the killing of George Floyd, but they were anything but sudden.

Ways Reform Jews Can Act Now for Racial Justice

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
June 3, 2020

Here are eight ways that white Reform Jews, especially, can act now in pursuit of social justice, both directly on a systemic level. These includes advocacy for policy change and for confronting racism within our own communities, and are guided by contributions and feedback from Jews of Color.

Mourning, Broken, Afraid: A Letter to My Friends

Jessi Kingston
June 2, 2020

If you are my friend, know that I am mourning the heinous murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers who worked for a police department with a long history of excessive use of force against Black and Brown bodies.