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  1. Addressing Race as a Jewish Community

    Yom Kippur is a time when we confess our wrongdoings collectively, and is therefore an opportune moment in the Jewish calendar to reflect on how we can do teshuvah for the ways in which we have failed, communally and individually, to address the issue of racism.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/sermon/addressing-race-jewish-community

    Posted on: 2017/08/16 - 3:08pm

  2. Jews of Color and Allies Advisory Group Mandate

    Background and objectives: 

    WHEREAS Jews of Color (JOC) comprise at least 12-15 percent of the American Jewish community yet are often marginalized and discriminated against in mainstream Jewish settings, Reconstructing Judaism must take further action to ensure that our Jewish communities provide a safe, supportive, loving and empowering haven for all of us, most especially Jews of Color.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/jews-color-and-allies-advisory-group-mandate

    Posted on: 2020/10/12 - 1:43pm

  3. Jews, Race, and Religion: An Online Lecture Series

    By Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman and Steven Weitzman

    (This piece was originally posted on eJewishPhilanthropy on January 5, 2021. Click here for the original article.)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/jews-race-and-religion-online-lecture-series

    Posted on: 2021/01/05 - 10:56am

  4. Reconstructing Judaism is Not Free to Desist

    The following is a statement by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D, president of Reconstructing Judaism, and Seth Rosen, chair of the Board of Governors. 

    Reconstructing Judaism is fully committed to building an anti-racist Jewish community. We state firmly and unequivocally that Black Lives Matter, and that working tirelessly to demonstrate that Black Lives Matter is a Jewish value.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/reconstructing-judaism-is-not-free-to-desist

    Posted on: 2020/06/19 - 12:20pm

  5. 'A Beat to Which We All Can Move’: A Call to Jews to Embrace the Pursuit of Racial Justice - DW EJP

  6. Reconstructing Judaism Names Rabbi Sandra Lawson Inaugural Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  7. Creating Radically Welcoming Communities

    On June 30, 2021, Rabbi Sandra Lawson (she/her) led a racial justice workshop called Creating Radically Welcoming Communities. This workshop was part of a series of racial justice workshops called Looking within for Communical Change, organized and produced by Philadelphia’s Center City Kehillah. Reconstructing Judaism proudly co-sponsored Rabbi Lawson’s workshop with the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/creating-radically-welcoming-communities

    Posted on: 2021/07/19 - 2:55pm

  8. Responding to antisemitism by growing community, deepening commitments and building coalitions

    This article was originally published in the eJewish Philanthropy by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., president and CEO of Reconstructing Judaism. It was adapted from a longer, forthcoming essay.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/responding-antisemitism-growing-community-deepening-commitments-and-building-coalitions

    Posted on: 2021/10/28 - 5:57pm