Here are a few things your congregation can do now to support Black and Brown people both within the Jewish community and beyond, both directly and on a systemic level.
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Throughout the past year, congregations have continued to add Judaism classes to their calendars, knowing that more than ever, people in our communities are seeking connection, and deeper spiritual meaning in these uncertain times.
This year, as I write about Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), I do so with a heightened sensitivity to issues that I had not previously contemplated.
The LAs are at the heart of every aspect of our social justice work, but to date, the fellowship has not fully reflected the diversity of the Movement it represents – and we’re committed to changing that.
Those of us on the margins are not exceptions to a “normal” Jewish community; we are an integral part of the community itself, and we want to know that you know: We all belong here.
Though the terrain may be uncertain, we are guided by our deep commitments to justice, learning, and action. As we walk hand-in-hand into 2021, let us make this year one filled with purpose, joy, nourishment, and a renewed sense of hope.
Join us to learn new advocacy strategies and take action to put the needs and rights of people with disabilities squarely on the policy agenda of the administration and the 117th Congress.
In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things.