Find materials designed for synagogues and communities to spur learning and conversation about racial diversity, about the deep racial disparities that afflict our society, and about how Reform Jews can continue to work for racial justice.
Discussion Guides for Racial Justice
This model for hosting a first discussion will set the stage for exploring our understandings of racism and provide new ways to raise this topic within your congregations to act effectively for change.
The RAC has partnered with Repair the World to create a racial justice discussion guide that raises complex issues and that challenges our vision of a just society. Use this guide as part of a Shabbat dinner gathering.
We have selected bestselling books that address relevant social justice topics, including social justice, and have provided questions to guide your discussion, as well as tips on getting started.
Resources for Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Find resources, including our congregational toolkit, created by the URJ Audacious Hospitality team to help you make your community more equitable and inclusive.
Here are a few things your congregation can do now, as well as resources and other opportunities from the URJ and our partner organizations.
Join other congregational leaders who are discussing racial justice and dismantling systemic racism in The Tent, the URJ’s communications and collaboration platform.
Voices of Jews of Color
The first season of our podcast Wholly Jewish features interviews with Jews of Color sharing their experiences, insights, and how they enrich and create a more vibrant Jewish community.
“As Black Jewish leaders in particular, we are tasked to uphold our identities in the face of oppression in the pursuit of tzedek (justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).”
A married couple – researchers and authors – share insights from Jewish-Asian households who say their multiracialism is connected to their strong Jewish identity.
The Reform Movement believes, unequivocally, that Black Lives Matter. Learn more about racial justice work in Reform congregations, write to Congress, and more.
Each year, we honor the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by commemorating MLK Day as well as Shabbat Tzedek, the Shabbat nearest to MLK Day.
Racial Justice Media Recommendations
The Union for Reform Judaism shares a robust list of resources that provide an informative and engaging look into institutional racism, privilege, and the lived experiences of Jews of Color.