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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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Social Justice Advocacy

Want to be involved? Please contact Andy Miller (ajmiller04@gmail.com). 

Upcoming Social Justice Advocacy Events:

We want to let our Chizuk Amuno community know about a series of events sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the National Urban League for this week, Sept. 6-11. These include:

  • #BlackJewishUnity Campus Convo on Instagram Live – Tune in live on AJC’s Instagram @ajc.global. – Thursday Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m.
  • #BlackJewishUnity and Faith: Is the Spirit of King and Heschel Still Alive? – Thursday Sept. 10 at 12 noon
  • Instagram Live: The Future of #BlackJewishUnity – Tune in live on Instagram via @ajc.global and @NatUrbanLeague. – Thursday Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
  • Most events require registration. More information can be found at https://www.ajc.org/BlackJewishUnity.

In addition Beth El Congregation is hosting the following event on Thursday
Inclusion and Belonging: Jews of Color, with panelists Rain Pryor, Lauren Esakoff and Jennifer and Andrew Beurger – Thursday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

We are in the process of finalizing the schedule for Chizuk Amuno’s nine-part series, presented in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, on Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter which will begin on Sunday, Oct. 18 and run through February 2021. Stay tuned for information on the complete schedule and list of speakers.

Please read this important and timely letter that President, Stephen Pomerantz and Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg wrote to our community.
“If Not Now, When?”


Resources:

https://medium.com/@jewishorgssayblacklivesmatter/majority-of-american-jews-in-full-page-new-york-times-ad-unequivocally-black-lives-matter-60ae44e7c305

 

Justice: The Ultimate Social Contract: Rabbi Gruenberg Sermon – Shabbat, August 22, 2020

 

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE SAFELY
REQUEST YOUR BALLOT NOW – DON’T WAIT FOR THE DEADLINE
To Request Visit: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/Application
• BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER
• AND LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

If you are already a registered voter and you would prefer to mail in your application, here is a link to the PDF.

Quote from Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League:
Over the past few weeks the world has witnessed the horrifying acts of police brutality targeting black lives, which only underscores the insidious racism that has and continues to underpin our country’s systems and structures. And all of this has played out in the midst of a global pandemic which has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Let’s be clear: what we are now seeing isn’t actually new. It’s always existed in this country. The difference is that for many people they are seeing it for the first time or close to the first time. But what they are now witnessing is what the Black community has always known. It’s also clear that in the United States, this moment, like so many before it, demands a dedicated focus and demands undivided attention and demands real resources so that we actively address it.


Fighting Hate From Home | Fighting Racism as a Multiracial Jewish Community

A conversation with Ginna Green, Ilana Kaufman, Gamal Palmer, and Jonathan Greenblatt, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League

Black Lives Matter: a Conversation on Being Black and Jewish at this Moment
A conversation with Ilana Kaufman and Yavilah McCoy, sponsored by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Why I Am a Zionist for Black Lives Matter
by Rabbi Josh Weinberg
https://urj.org/blog/2020/06/12/why-i-am-zionist-black-lives-matter

500+ Jewish Organizations and Synagogues say: Black Lives Matter
Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools is proud to be one of them!

https://medium.com/@jewishorgssayblacklivesmatter/jewish-organizations-and-synagogues-say-black-lives-matter-a1a0f7ea6da7

 

How Can We Win – Kimberly Jones viral video

 

I’m a black rabbi. I’ve never been in a Jewish space where I wasn’t questioned.
https://forward.com/opinion/448654/im-a-black-jew-i-have-never-been-in-a-jewish-space-where-my-jewish/

 

Richard Hudes D’var Torah from Summer Shul – June 27

 

Rabbi Wechsler’s article in JMORE – “I Can’t Breathe”

 

Rabbi Wechsler’s article in The Forward – “The return of keva”