Anti-Racist Resources for Jews

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Jump To: Front Line Actions | Actions from Home | Jewish Community & JoC-Led Orgs | Resource Sharing ($$$) | Resource Sharing (Goods & Services) | Anti-Racist (Un)Learning Resources | (Un)Learning with Kids | Individuals & Accounts to Follow As is the case with our Covid-19 Resource pages, this is a living document and a work […]

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Editorial: Was An Antisemitic Dogwhistle Blown In A Key Minneapolis Race?

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A Minneapolis policing referendum that is heading for an Election Day showdown took an unnecessary turn last week when the name of George Soros was used on the website of a pro-police/pro-reform group’s website. Operation Safety Now, which has reported ties to a public relations effort to help Minneapolis’ police chief and the embattled Minneapolis […]

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Robin Washington Recruits Diverse Voices in New Role at ‘The Forward’

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Acclaimed journalist Robin Washington, who lives in Duluth, Minnesota, started in April as editor-at-large of The Forward. This flagship position, aimed at elevating and expanding diverse voices, is well-suited for Washington, a Jew of color raised in Chicago during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Born to parents who were active in racial justice, […]

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Who Are U.S. Jews? New Pew Study Takes Deep Dive

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In 2013, the Pew study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” shocked Jewish communal leaders and prompted a mad dash to rework institutional priorities and engage more Jews. The study showed a community with record rates of intermarriage, rapid denominational disaffiliation, and a growing rejection of Judaism as a religion.  Now, the Pew Research Center is […]

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Jewish Organizations’ Statements After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty

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After the guilty verdicts of the former Minneapolis policeman who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, a number of Jewish organizations released statements: Jewish Community Action: Today, Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. He is the first white police officer in Minnesota history to be convicted for […]

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Chauvin Guilty On All Counts, But Work Remains Ahead

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Enzi Tanner didn’t watch the trial of Derek Chauvin. Even as the jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday afternoon on all three counts that Chauvin was charged with — second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter — the community safety organizer at Jewish Community Action had been thinking of issues bigger than the result. The April […]

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Jewish Organizations’ Statements On The Death Of Daunte Wright

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In the 48 hours since the killing of Daunte Wright, several Jewish organizations in the Twin Cities released statements: Multiracial Jewish Association of Minnesota MJA extends its condolences and shared sense of loss to the family of Daunte Wright who was shot by a Brooklyn Center police officer on Sunday evening.  Yet, again, we find […]

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The Road To Freedom Isn’t An Easy One

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I dedicate these words to our neighbor George Floyd (z”l), may his memory be for a revolution.  A new Pharaoh rose up over Egypt who knew not Joseph. Now, when we ended the book of Genesis, Joseph and Pharoah had a close relationship — you remember how cozy those two were, saving all the Egyptians […]

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Zoom Event Revisits Jewish, Black Relations On The Northside

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For an hour on Jan. 28, Minneapolis’ old Northside came back to life on a Zoom call. Theartrice “T” Williams, a longtime civil rights activist and community leader, recalled how few Black people lived in Minneapolis when he moved here from Chicago in 1965 to work at a local settlement house.  As a result, “my […]

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