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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.”

Without Naming Trump, U.S. Jewish Groups Condemn anti-Semitism in Presidential Race

July 7, 2016  |  Haaretz
In light of Donald Trump’s Star of David controversy, a number of Jewish social justice and left-leaning organizations issued a joint letter condemning the use of anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic rhetoric in the presidential race and calling on...

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...


February 4, 2016  |  Canadian Jewish News
We are a group of authors, artists, human rights advocates, scholars, rabbis, Jewish communal professionals and others who are concerned by the growing scarcity of Jewish-led social justice in Canada. We call for a renewed social justice effort to...

Jewish Americans, Get On Board the Immigration Reform Train

October 25, 2015  |  The Daily Beast
With the lifting of the U.S. government shutdown, social activists are back to pressing for legislative change. This week, the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable released a document called “A Congress of Immigrants” in which a handful of Jewish...

Sharing The Wealth

May 12, 2015  |  The Jewish Week
Stickball, socialism and Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House.

Nancy Kaufman on the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

December 28, 2014  |  Repair the World blog
Perhaps you have heard the old joke two Jews, three opinions? For anybody working or volunteering in the Jewish non-profit world, it is a joke that hits close to home as all too often, well meaning organizations doing similar work end up clashing...

Why the Jewish Now (and Future) Can’t Be Confined to the Paradigms of the Past

November 20, 2014  |  ZEEK
 There is a veritable creative Jewish renaissance happening in America at the same time as the masses may be fleeing. Independent minyanim like Romemu in New York and Ikar in LA, alternative synagogues like B’nai Jeshurun in NY and others in major...

A First in the Jewish World - Interview with Rabbi Waxman

October 31, 2014  |  The Forward
Rabbi Deborah Waxman: We’ve been doing that in my home for the past 30 years. I see the orange as both a symbol of celebration and of challenge. In the Reconstructionist movement we can celebrate [this change]. In the wider Jewish world it’s still a...