We stand in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
As a Jewish community, we deplore the horrific killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Finan Berhae, Freddie Gray, and countless others who have lost their lives and been victimized by racism in this country. We stand in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. As Public Citizen noted: “As long as Black communities face the levels of racism and mortality that we see in this country, we are not free.” As Jews, we have a painful history of oppression and anti-semitism, and must be acutely aware of the need to listen, speak out and act in support of this struggle. We condemn the President’s inflammatory language, which has sown the seeds of hatred and division, and we yearn for political leadership based on the Torah’s ideals of peace, justice, and equality.
Please reach out to the Temple if you would like to get involved, and we will connect you with those who lead racial justice work in our community and beyond. (firstname.lastname@example.org; young people can reach out to Rebecca at email@example.com) Help us bring renewed energy and passion to this sacred and essential work. Our country depends on it.
Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser ~ Cantor Lindsay Kanter
Rabbi Mark Levine, Director of Congregational Learning ~ Dianne Neiman, Executive Director
Melissa Williamson, Director, Early Childhood ~ Rebecca Gurvets, Director of Youth Engagement
Temple Emanuel Anti-Racsim Resource List: Click Here
For Parents with Young Children: Resource List from the ECC
Jewish Community Relations Council: Statement of Solidarity with African-American Community
Religious Action Center: Every Voice, Every Vote
Jews United For Justice: Lo Tirtzach: Black Lives Matter
Union for Reform Judaism:
Ways Your Congregation Can Act Now for Racial Justice
Witnessing Protests, Rage, and Our Torah’s Unbending Demand for Justice
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Temple Emanuel is committed to the health and safety of our community – in and outside of our Temple walls – and seeks to be an active partner in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. In the interest of public welfare, all in-person events/activities (such as: adult education classes, brunches, March Mitzvah Madness, etc.) have been suspended.