Actions and Statements On the Murder of George Floyd and Protests

Roundtable Organizations

This is a collection of actions and statements put out by Jewish Social Justice Roundtable organizations.  This list will continue to be updated. 

 

Remember, this is ongoing work. Being anti-racist is not a box to check off once but something to work towards every day. Continue to learn, discuss, and name your failures and learn from them.

 

Actions 

 

As part of MAZON’s commitment to justice, to community, and to peace you are invited to join them in supporting are asking you to join them in supporting Campaign Zero, an organization dedicated to identifying solutions, providing research and data to organizers and policymakers, and advocating to end police violence nationwide. MAZON will match every gift made to Campaign Zero dollar-for-dollar, up to $18,000. Please send your receipt to [email protected].

Sign the petition for #JusticeForFloyd Join over 3 million people who added their name to Color of Change’s petition demanding the officers who killed George Floyd be charged with murder. (Bend the Arc)

Carolina Jews for Justice has put together this list of actions in North Carolina, with resources for a variety of specific audiences as well.

Sign NCJW’s petition condemning police brutality.

Check out this URJ blog post Ways Your Congregation Can Act Now for Racial Justice. Within it are a few things Reform Jewish congregations (and any community) can do now.

A number of Roundtable organizations partnered to launch Skills for Impact, an accessible and impactful way for you to connect with nonprofits virtually and help meet urgent community needs. By sharing your talents and skills, you will have the opportunity to join our Jewish communal effort to support those on the frontline of this global health crisis. By signing up for a project, or even just hopping on the phone to give advice to a nonprofit in need, you are giving so much more than your time. Learn more about Skills for Impact and get started today. 

Ben the Arc encourages you to join people from across the country and organize a #BirthdayForBreonna — take action by signing Color of Change’s petition demanding the police officers who killed Breonna be fired

Here is a list of Movement For Black Lives verified bail funds that Bend the Arc encourages you to give to generously to. Right now, hundreds of thousands of people are hitting the streets in defense of Black lives — and being met with brutal violence and repression from police forces across the country. There’s a long-held Jewish value of freeing the captive who has been unjustly imprisoned — matir assurim. This is a moment to embrace that tradition and expand it outwards for everyone rising up in this moment.

We know Jews, and especially Black Jews, have been at every American protest for a more just multiracial democracy. Our people have survived genocide and fascism, deportation and slavery. Our ancestors fought for liberation and democracy. We are rooted in a legacy of pursuing justice. And we are rising up as a multiracial Jewish community for Black liberation. Here is a sign you can continue to use shared by Bend the Arc.  Download the sign or change your Facebook profile picture now.

JALSA Impact is working with Reclaim Our Vote and the NAACP to contact voters who may have been purged off the voting rolls, primarily in southern states, to make sure that they are eligible to vote in November 2020.  So far, over 100 JALSA volunteers have taken responsibility for contacting over 30,000 voters by postcard, and we will be expanding to include phoning and texting as well.  To find out how to participate in this project, CLICK HERE.

 

Statements 

 

ALEPH’s statement: Responding to the Murder of George Floyd and BLM Protests

AJWS’s statement: On the Murder of George Floyd and Structural Racism in the US

Avodah’s statement: In Memory of George Floyd

Bend the Arc’s Statement in Solidarity with Black Lives: Our Jewish Community Condemns Police Violence and Affirms Black Lives

Carolina Jews for Justice’s statement 

Challah for Hunger’s statement on Facebook

HIAS Stands for a Welcoming, Safe, and Just America for All

Ikar’s statement 

JALSA's statement

Jewish Community Relations Council Bay Area’s statement: Bay Area Jews in Solidarity with Black Lives

JCRC Sacramento’s statement

JCPA and 130 Jewish Organizations Issue Statement of Solidarity Pledging to End Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement and Work for a Just Society

JCUA Demands Action for Black Lives

JLC Joins in Outrage against the Murder of George Floyd; Calls for Change against Systemic Racism in the U.S.

Jewish World Watch’s statement: When Enough is Enough = Never Again

Jews United For Justice’s statement: Lo Tirtzach: Black Lives Matter

Kavod House’s statement: Together in Mourning & Solidarity

Keshet Statement on the Murders of George Floyd and Tony McDade

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s statement on Facebook

MAZON Stands in Solidarity With Racial Justice Protests

Moving Traditions’ Statement in Memory of George Floyd and in Solidarity with those Fighting Racism

The National Council of Jewish Women Voices Outrage and Demands Action Over George Floyd’s Murder

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies joins with JFCS Minneapolis’s Statement on the death of George Floyd

NIF's statement: NIF CEO: “Today, we stand in solidarity with communities of color”

Shalom Bayit’s statement

Society for Humanistic Judaism’s statement on Facebook

The Rabbinical Assembly: Conservative/Masorti Rabbis Respond to the Murder of George Floyd, Pattern of Racism, Police Brutality Against Black Americans

Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association’s statement: Standing Up for Racial Justice and Against Racial Violence

Repair the World's statement: A Moment to Learn and Take Action

T’ruah’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Violence Against Protestors

URJ, RAC and CCAR's June 12 statement: Reform Jewish Leadership Statement: Black Lives Matter is a Jewish Value

URJ May 30 statement: Witnessing Protests, Rage, and Our Torah's Unbending Demand for Justice

Workers Circle Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

 

 

 

 

 

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