December 21, 2014 · 29 Kislev

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Recording - Briefing on Ferguson

On November 25, 2014, the RAC hosted a conference call with Rabbi David Saperstein, Rabbi Susan Talve of St. Louis's Central Reform Congregation, and Hilary O. Shelton of the NAACP Washington Bureau to discuss the situation unfolding in Ferguson, MO and its implications for civil rights, criminal justice reform, race relations, and interfaith cooperation.

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L’Taken Participant Speaks Out for Voting Rights

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM
This past weekend at L’Taken, Ben from Beth Sholom Temple in Fredericksburg, Virginia spoke to Senator Mark Warner’s staff about voting rights. Since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, it has become harder for many minority and vulnerable populations to obtain fair access […]

Interpreting Our Dreams and Addressing the Problems of Our Nation

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM
In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Mikeitz, Joseph is brought out of jail in Egypt to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. Pharaoh’s had two dreams: one showing seven fat cows and then seven thin cows; and the other depicted seven healthy ears of corn followed by seven thin ears of corn. Deeply troubled by the dreams, he […]

RAC Submits Testimony for Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Rights   |   Dec 8, 2014 12:00 AM
Tomorrow, Senator Durbin is holding a final hearing for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. The Senator’s goal for the hearing is to assess what has been accomplished in recent years and what still needs to be done on key civil and human rights issues. The RAC has submitted […]
The Reform Movement works on a variety of civil rights issues including LGBT rights, hate crimes legislation, the death penalty and other criminal justice reforms, and Native American rights.
From the right to vote to the racial profiling, the Reform Movement fights for equality for all individuals and communities.
American Jews played a significant role in the founding and funding of some of the most important civil rights organizations.
Both the CCAR and the Union have adopted several resolutions relating to the issue of civil rights.
Video, lesson plans, discussion guides and more. These resources will help you or your community celebrate the victories and honor the struggle of civil rights activists who always pursue justice and seek equality.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the RAC awards the Civil Rights Leadership Award to outstanding leaders in the black and Jewish communities.

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Shabbat Tzedek: Celebrate Civil RIghts & Social Justice
Our Shabbat Tzedek resources include video and audio clips, text studies, and more honoring the Jewish role in the Civil Rights Movement and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kovler Black-Jewish Microgrant
Is your congregation engaged in activities and actions aimed at developing links and common ground between African Americans and Jews? Apply today for a Kovler Microgrant!
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