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Grant to Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Builds Racial Justice Efforts

June 26, 2017  |  EJewish Philanthropy
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah has announced a significant 2-year grant to the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable (JSJR), launching the implementation of the Roundtable’s new multi-year commitment to racial justice and racial equity as an...

Jewish activists welcome the scandals slowing the Trump agenda

May 23, 2017  |  JTA
Abby Levine, who directs the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, an umbrella organization for Jewish groups that pursue a largely liberal agenda, said the scandals were relieving pressure on her constituent groups. “The scandals of the past few weeks...

For Jewish groups in Women’s March, many causes to fight for and a long road ahead

January 24, 2017  |  JTA
A range of liberal Jewish groups took part in the Women’s March, which drew more than 3 million people to streets across the country to protest Trump’s policies and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights. And like the organizers of the march,...

Ahead of Trump inauguration, Jewish groups gear up for DC protest

January 20, 2017  |  Times of Israel
“I’m excited to march as a Jewish woman because I think in this very scary confusing moment, it is important to make it clear that we as Jews are both standing up to protect vulnerable populations and are also being visible as Jews. That we are...

Tikkun Olam and Race: Five New Year’s Resolutions

November 1, 2016  |  Huffington Post
I’ve now begun the Jewish New Year firmly committed to five resolutions that are not necessarily new, but that will require unrelenting attention to keep in the foreground. I offer them here for consideration by others to adopt as well:

Is Malcolm Hoenlein still the king?

October 28, 2016  |  Jewish Journal
The influence of Hoenlein and the conference’s have waned because “there are many more tables” in Jewish life than there used to be, said Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Her organization is a...

Is Donald Trump’s proposal to keep out anti-Semites practical — or ethical?

August 21, 2016  |  JTA
It’s too much to expect immigrants to arrive with an outlook that is fully compatible with American values, said Abby Levine, the director of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, an alliance of groups with an agenda that includes immigration...

Jewish groups condemn racism, anti-Semitism in 2016 campaign

July 28, 2016  |  JTA
27 Jewish social justice organizations penned a forceful open letter imploring political candidates to put an end to the racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia they say has emerged in this year’s campaign.

Jewish Groups Denounce Hate After Trump Defends Anti-Semitic Tweet

July 28, 2016  |  Huffington Post
“The normalization of hate speech cannot become a reality in the United States,” the letter said. “It is vital that all people of goodwill stand in solidarity against bigotry and intolerance.”

Jewish Groups Hold Events to Counter Inflamed Rhetoric

July 28, 2016  |  Jewish Exponent
The week before, both groups had signed onto an open letter from a number of Jewish organizations that addressed hate speech specifically. 

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