Campaign promoting racial justice activism for young Jews over Martin Luther King weekend

This post originally appeared in JTA on January 11, 2017

By JTA Staff

A campaign to engage Jewish young adults in becoming activists for racial justice is sponsoring a platform for people to find opportunities across the country for Martin Luther King Day weekend.

The yearlong Act Now for Racial Justice, a program of the Repair the World initiative, plans to engage thousands of Jewish young adults in supporting racial justice through volunteer service, dialogue and learning over the King holiday weekend.

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How Can Jews Talk About Race?

This post originally appeared in My Jewish Learning on January 10, 2017

How can Jews talk about race? How can Jews not talk about race? Race is part of all of our lives no matter the color of our skin or Jewish background.

Throughout the country and the Jewish community, discussions about race, racism and how to navigate the legacies of slavery and civil rights as well as the complex contemporary landscape are as important and challenging as ever. At Be’chol Lashon, these issues are on our mind all year round, as they are for many Jews.  But we recognize that there is heightened attention and concern as we mark the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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You Should Know…

This post originally appeared in Baltimore Jewish Times on January 5, 2017

By Josh Sherman

Josh Sherman, 25, is a native son here in Charm City. He grew up with his Conservative Jewish family in the Guildford/Oakenshaw area of Baltimore, where they were part of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. He attended Krieger Schechter Day School through eighth grade, followed by Baltimore City College for high school. Though he left town for college (Kenyon College in Ohio), he found himself back in his hometown after graduation.

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Repair the World and Wigle Whiskey Blend for Community Support

This post originally appeared in The Jewish Chronicle on January 4, 2017

By Adam Reinherz

For many, ’tis the season of seemingly endless celebrations among those sporting turtlenecks and tweeds while hoisting a spirited beverage or two. And although most holiday partygoers participate in mainly mundane evenings, just how many merrymakers boast of attending whiskey-infused gatherings engendering social restoration?

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Artist Spotlight: Aaron Samuels

In the month leading up to MLK Day, our blog will be exploring diverse expressions of art created by people of color. The blog will highlight artists, collaborators, performers, poets, filmmakers, and everything in between. We will be exploring creative outlets that express the various ways racial injustice exists today.

In addition to reading, you can join our MLK Campaign and help us serve in solidarity by hosting and volunteering. Together we can #ActNowForRacialJustice.

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