Several Jewish Social Justice Roundtable organizations have made statements condemning the executive order banning refugee resettlement and immigration.
In August 2016, the organized Jewish community processed the Platform
This election season, the Roundtable wants YOU to write an Op-Ed from your perspective, raising up issues of justice that you care about. Here are 9 reasons why you should:
Check out the Roundtable's response to the piece called "Strategic Directions for Jewish Life: A Call to Action" that was published earlier this month in E Jewish Philanthropy. We felt it was missing something, so we added our perspective, below:
#JewishPurpose: An Invitation to Participate
Let me ask you something…is all chocolate created equally?
Here are two pieces of gelt – they look the same – but are they different? If one was .50 cents, and one $1.50, which one would you choose, and what would be the reason for that choice?
Usually, it’s taste and sometimes it might be kashruth. As Jews, we pay more for kosher meat than non-kosher meat, but should there be other factors, like how the product is made, or by whom? Should this be a factor? Does it get a veto or a vote?
On Tuesday, June 11, President Obama gave a speech from the White House about the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, S. 744, declaring that “if you’re serious about really fixing the system, then this is the vehicle to do it.” In the afternoon, the Senate voted in favor of beginning substantive deliberations on the bill. We will likely see dozens of amendments filed from both sides of the aisle as debate moves forward over the next few weeks. It is critical that the Pennsylvania Jewish community lend it voice in support of S.