Campaign Gives Young Jews a Platform To Fight for Racial Justice

This post originally appeared in The Forward on January 11, 2017

By Marcy Oster

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

The year-long “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 MLK holiday weekend.

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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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Campaign Gives Young Jews a Platform To Fight for Racial Justice

This post originally appeared on The Forward on January 11, 2017

By Marcy Oster

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

The year-long “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 MLK holiday weekend.

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Campaign Promoting Racial Justice Activism for Young Jews Over Martin Luther King Weekend

This post originally appeared on JTA on January 11, 2017

By JTA

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.

Among the events happening in cities throughout the Unites States is Turn the Tables, a do-it-yourself dinner dialogue initiative. The Repair the World initiative provides guides for the dinners, which include discussion questions for conversations about racial justice, the election and inauguration, and the connection between Jewish values and racial justice.

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Campaign Promotes Racial Justice Activism for Young Jews Over Martin Luther King Day Weekend

This post originally appeared on Haaretz on January 11, 2017

By JTA

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

The year-long “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 MLK 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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How Can Jews Talk About Race?

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

By Ruth Abusch Magder

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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Turn the Tables

This post originally appeared on Lilith on in January of 2017

By Lilith

This program encourages young Jews to host and attend Shabbat dinners and share conversation about social justice, providing nourishment for body and soul. They even provide host guides, such as “At the Intersection of Food and Racial Justice” and other programmatic guides themed for holidays such as Rosh Hashana and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to help facilitate meaningful conversations — for example, about institutionalized racism’s impact on food systems.

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