More than two million people are currently living behind bars in America. From Rikers Island in NYC to Cook County Jail in Chicago, jails and prisons across the United States have some of the highest infection rates of COVID-19 in the world.
What I am about to share is not a surprise: Synagogues and houses of worship are in a difficult spot of keeping connected with their congregants and providing content to the community. Like many synagogues, my congregation is no different.
How do we navigate unprecedented times? We don’t know what our immediate future will look like, and many in our community are feeling isolated, lonely, and afraid.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright spotlight on the deep structural racism in the United States. We have known that our Jewish community is not exempt from racism, even though we have always been multiracial.
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One of the primary concerns of many congregations is financial decision-making in the face of unprecedented financial realities. We’ve rounded up resources to help you find the most up-to-date recommendations, information, and support.