The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Whether your community has been working thoughtfully on issues of racial justice and inclusion for a long time, or if you are just starting out, this cohort will support you in the work of becoming more diverse, aware, and impactful in your activism.
One way to have long term impact is to engage in elections. We hope you’ll join Every Voice, Every Vote: The Reform Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign. This nonpartisan campaign will strengthen our democracy by encouraging every citizen to participate in the U.S. election and supporting voters in doing so. A key tenet of the campaign is working to combat voter suppression. You can watch the recording of our Combatting Voter Suppression Training to learn about actions you and your community can take to ensure voters of all backgrounds are registered and equipped to cast their vote. Visit RAC.org/CEC to learn more and get involved.
Ending Discriminatory Money Bail Resource Guide – Rooted in our Jewish faith and teachings, we are commanded to create a fair and unbiased legal system that upholds human dignity while meting out justice. Learn how your community can bring us one step closer by ending money bail.
Record Restriction Toolkit (Expungement) – Download this toolkit created by leaders from The Temple Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in Atlanta, GA that walks through their process of implementing a record restriction summit, an action around record expungement, in their wider community. Watch the video about their process to help your community replicate this action.
Partner Resources on Voting Rights – For resources on voting rights, we recommend visiting the websites of our partner organizations.
Connect with Communities – Connect with other communities working to dismantle systemic racism in our society.
Explore RAC Reads – Review the RAC’s recommended reading list for books that address issues relating to racial justice. This page provides reading suggestions alongside discussion guides.
Becoming Antiracist Congregations
Jews of Color (JOC) Educational Resource Module - This toolkit is designed to help us think through how we can proactively create a community fully supportive to all members, including Jews of color, proactively and equally.
Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit – Download the Audacious Hospitality Pilot Toolkit which is to support congregational and Jewish communal leaders to embrace the diversity that is the reality of modern Jewish life.
Audacious Hospitality Resources in the Tent – Utilize other Audacious Hospitality resources in the Tent, like the Community Racial Justice Checklist, a recommended reading list, and a handout on colorblindness and microaggressions.
Search URJ.org and the other Reform websites: