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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. 

Jewish Republicans Face Calls To Dump Donald Trump After Star of David Tweet

July 7, 2016  |  The Forward
A joint open letter organized by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and published Thursday expressed the communal concern regarding the rise of xenophobia and bigoted rhetoric during the presidential campaign. And it did so without mentioning...

Jewish Groups Condemn Hate After Donald Trump Defends ‘Star of David’ Tweet

July 7, 2016  |  TIME
The letter from the Jewish groups did not specifically mention Trump or his Star of David tweet, which he deleted several hours after it was posted. However, it criticized “inflammatory rhetoric” that targets Muslims and refugees, and called out...