This MLK Weekend, Observe Shabbat Tzedek in Your Community

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This MLK Weekend, Observe Shabbat Tzedek in Your Community

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Shabbat Tzedek, observed annually the weekend before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is an opportunity for congregations and members to celebrate the achievements of movements for racial justice, and to look toward the challenges ahead.

From January 13-16 this year, Reform Jewish congregations across North America will host and take part in educational programming, cultural activities, service projects, and political advocacy. With the new U.S. administration’s inauguration just a week away, it’s more important than ever that Reform Jews reaffirm their commitments to education and action around racial justice.

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has a variety of resources to help congregations observe Shabbat Tzedek:

For more resources, visit the RAC’s Shabbat Tzedek page. Racism persists in our country and in our communities, but Reform Jews have a legacy of fighting for racial justice. Shabbat Tzedek is an opportunity to honor and continue that legacy.

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Marissa Solomon is a former digital communications producer for the Union for Reform Judaism. Based in New York, she is originally from Ann Arbor, MI, and has a degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

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