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
Lead a Conversation about 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.
Turn the Tables: Racial Justice Conversations
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.
How to Start a Social Justice Book Club
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.
Observe the National Day of Racial Healing
Spark racial healing conversations and work to bring racial healing to your community with this action kit, conversation guide, and other resources.
Resources for Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
URJ Audacious Hospitality Resources
Find resources, including our congregational toolkit, created by the URJ Audacious Hospitality team to help you make your community more equitable and inclusive.
Ways Your Congregation Can Act Now for Racial Justice
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 the Conversation in The Tent
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
Podcast: Wholly Jewish
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.
Observe Black History Month Using These Jewish Resources
These resources are written or recorded by Black, biracial, and multiracial Jews to help Jewish communities more fully embrace the diversity of Reform Judaism.
Jewish, Asian, American: Welcoming a New Demographic
A married couple – researchers and authors – share insights from Jewish-Asian households who say their multiracialism is connected to their strong Jewish identity.
Reform Judaism and Racial Justice
The Reform Movement believes, unequivocally, that Black Lives Matter. Learn more about racial justice work in Reform congregations, write to Congress, and more.
Observing MLK Day in Your Community
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.
RAC in Your State
Our state-based affiliates build power, mobilize congregations, and engage the Reform Jewish community nationwide in the pursuit of justice.
Racial Justice Media Recommendations
Resources for Racial Justice Allyship and Action
Books, Films, and More to Delve into Antiracism Work
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.
The following organizations serve as resources for congregations and other institutions to continue the work of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in our communities: