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Jewish Social Justice Organizations' Responses to Hate Crimes

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is unified in our commitment to supporting vulnerable communities. With the rise of hate crimes against Muslims, Jews, and people of color, we know it's critical to stand up loudly, as Jews, to condemn bigotry and violence. 

Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Responses to Second Round of Muslim Ban

HIAS ​is keeping this page up to date with a list of ways that people across the country can fight back against Trump’s refugee ban.  On that page, you can find rally signs to download, talking points and instructions for congress, and much more.  BEND THE ARC RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT, ANTI-MUSLIM EXECUTIVE ORDER

Jewish Social Justice Organizations Respond to Executive Order on Refugees

Several Jewish Social Justice Roundtable organizations have made statements condemning the executive order banning refugee resettlement and immigration.

Public Jewish communal response to the Movement for Black Lives Platform

In August 2016, the organized Jewish community processed the Platform

9 reasons why you should just write that Op-Ed

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:

#JewishPurpose

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

The Justice of Gelt - Parashat Vayeshev 2013/5774

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?  

Action Alert for Jewish Community in Pennsylvania: Immigration Reform

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.

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