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.
Take meaningful action with partners in pursuit of policy change that takes real steps to dismantle structural racism.
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.
These resources can be used to plan a religious service that celebrates the civil rights movement, social justice and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
These text studies can be used to consider how the Jewish community’s experience of bondage, slavery and persecution informs its involvement in social justice movements in general and the Civil Rights Movement in particular.
This resource packet for clergy and congregational leaders provides prayer and liturgy materials on racial justice and civil rights. Consider adding these to your Shabbat services.
These lesson plans can be used to introduce MLK Day or the civil rights movement to synagogue or interfaith community education classes.
On March 3, 2015, the RAC hosted a special web learning session featuring diverse voices on civil rights and racial justice from the 1960s in Selma to the front lines of the Ferguson movement today.
- Rabbi Richard Hirsch
- Rabbi Phil Schechter
- Julian Bond
- Rabbi Josh Caruso
- KB Frazier
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Latest Updates on Racial Justice
RAC Director Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner addresses an interfaith gathering at Selma's historic Reform Synagogue marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery.
Al Vorspan, Vice President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, discusses his arrest in St. Augustine in 1964
An introduction to the Religious Action Center and the fight for civil rights