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Racial Justice

In the Torah, Jews are taught to accept others without prejudice or bias. Judaism also teaches the importance of working with others in the community to achieve social justice. The Reform Movement and the RAC work together across lines of difference to fight the structural racism that is embedded in our society and to advance justice for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Racial Justice

The Reflect page contains links to materials designed for synagogues and communities to spur learning and conversation about racial diversity, about the deep racial disparities that afflict our society, about how we as Reform Jews can join the struggle for racial justice.

Relate: Resources for Allyship and Action
Marchers on the NAACP's Journey for Justice

These resources provide healing and helpful information to build relationships across lines of difference and stand as effective allies and advocates in the struggle for racial justice.

Racial Justice: Reform

Take meaningful action with partners in pursuit of policy change that takes real steps to dismantle structural racism.

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Latest Updates on Racial Justice
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Jul 02, 2020|Jacob Greenblatt
Rabbi holding a sign that says "black lives matter to this rabbi"
Jun 11, 2020|Rabbi Jocee Hudson
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
Jun 01, 2020|Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Sign that says "Black Lives Matter"

"On Shavuot, as we received the Torah anew, with its unbending demand for justice, we also witnessed protests in Minneapolis, Louisville, and around the United States following the all-too-familiar lethargy in bringing George Floyd’s killers to justice."

Man carrying sign that says - George Floyds Life Mattered

As we witness protests in Minneapolis, Louisville, and across the United States we see an all-too-familiar anger, frustration, and pain. Changes to federal laws are vital to ensure that law enforcement training, use of force policies, and data collection address historic and systemic racial injustices.Urge your members of Congress to pass police reform legislation.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Ali Rosenblatt at 202-387-2800.