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June 2020


Israeli flag

This moment requires a strong moral voice.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Rabbi Hara Person
Rabbi holding a sign that says "black lives matter to this rabbi"

This statement was written by Rabbi Jocee Hudson from Temple Israel of Hollywood. More than sixty Reform Jewish clergy have signed on to the statement.

Rabbi Jocee Hudson
Sign that says "Black Lives Matter"

For many white observers, the protests calling for an end to police violence and Black liberation that erupted over the weekend may have appeared sudden.

Ali Rosenblatt
Two women holding a pride flag

One of the first things we learn in the Torah from the story of creation is that humans were created b’tzelem Elohim – in the holy image of G-d (

Jamie Starr
White womans hands holding a sign in Hebrew and English reading YOU SHALL NOT STAND IDLE UPON THE BLOOD OF YOUR FELLOW and concluding with the phrase BLACK LIVES MATTER

Our call to action challenges our networks to act on local and national levels and includes guidance to support Black and Brown people both within the Jewish community and beyond, both directly and on a systemic level. 

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner