Anti-Racist Resources for Jews

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Jump To: Everyday Action | Front Line Actions | Jewish Community & JoC-Led Orgs | Resource Sharing ($$$) | Resource Sharing (Goods & Services) | Anti-Racist (Un)Learning Resources | (Un)Learning with Kids | Individuals & Accounts to Follow This is a living document and a work in progress. If you know of other events, opportunities for solidarity, resources, […]

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Jew Review: “The Prom”

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The Prom has two intersecting storylines: one is a simple story about a gay girl in the small, fictional town of Edgewater, Indiana. Emma wants to go to her high school prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa. But the homophobic parents in this economically depleted Midwestern factory town won’t have it, and so the PTA cancels […]

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Who The Folk?! Sara Greenhalgh

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Growing up a Jew of Color in Minneapolis, Sara Greenhalgh experienced more than her fair share of racism in Jewish spaces. Those experiences have helped direct her to the variety of work she’s doing now. We talk about a new program she launched for Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh, her work for Edot Midwest […]

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Jewish Organizers Helping On Ethics Complaint Against Frey

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In a short period of time late last week, Jewish Community Action members and two partner organizations reached out to ask for the social justice organization’s participation in what is being called “The Residents’ Complaint” – ethics complaints filed against Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey following the shooting death of Amir Locke on Feb. 2. “I […]

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Have Twin Cities Jews Learned To Trust Law Enforcement?

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In the weeks after George Floyd was murdered by now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a reckoning with police violence and systemic racism played out across America, including for American Jews. Twin Cities rabbis and cantors participated in interfaith marches to George Floyd square. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national umbrella organization for […]

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Who The Folk?! Robin Washington, ‘Live’ From JCation

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This week we have the audio version of the interview that TC Jewfolk’s Lonny Goldsmith and Lev Gringauz did with Robin Washington, Duluth resident and The Forward’s Editor-at-large, during Jewfolk’s JCation fundraiser. We had a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation on journalism, justice, race, history, and more, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Listen to “Robin […]

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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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