Act Now

Listen, learn, and volunteer

This Martin Luther King Day gather your best friends, your fiercest allies and family members ready to take on racial and social justice. It’s not just about the conversations today, but about what we’re going to do tomorrow.


Act Now: Have open and honest conversations about racial and social justice. These conversations around your table today are just the seeds; talk about how you will nurture them to life.



As we honor the unending work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we join the fight, amplify work that is being done, and move towards repairing the world. We Act Now in solidarity with directly impacted communities to address immediate needs created by institutionalized racism and other intersecting injustices. Will you Act Now?


Use these three discussion guides, three text studies and DIY resources to root your discussion of racial justice in Jewish values and foster a brave space for people to meaningfully engage with each other’s experiences and ideas.

Jewish Perspectives on Racial Justice

Racism continues today systemically and interpersonally. We must address it as part of an multiracial, multiethnic Jewish community.

Food is Power

Explore the role of power and dignity in food security and food sovereignty.

Failing at Literacy

Learn about the literacy crisis in the United States and how racism in our education systems play a key role. Created in partnership with Reading Partners, who help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

Never Too Late For Literacy

Dive into the literacy gap in the United States and the story of a second Century Rabbi who learned to read at age 40.

Food Justice Through Generous Listening

Explore how movements for food sovereignty fundamentally change one’s approach to volunteering with food justice organizations.

Praying with My Legs

The legacy of the Civil Rights movement should inspire us to act now, not to be complacent.

Guide to Respectful Conversations

Learn how to respectfully navigate difficult conversations. Share these community agreements as the foundation for your discussions.

Racial Justice Glossary

Build a shared language around racial justice.

Next Steps Guide

Need to know where to go from here? Check out this list.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, "what are you doing for others?"
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.