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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Hennepin County Approves $1M In Anti-Hate Funding

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While the Communities Combatting Hate Coalition didn’t have success in the state legislature getting a hate crimes law passed, the Hennepin County Commissioners stepped into the void. Last week, the commission voted unanimously to $1 million of federal money for “eligible costs, operations, staffing and services to support analysis of hate and bias-motivated incidents in […]

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The Letters Project: A Space For Youth To Wrestle With Israel/Palestine

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One of the most amazing and impactful classes I’ve ever taken.” “A chance to learn from an engaging book, other Jewish teens, and rabbis in the community.” “An amazing opportunity to strengthen support for Israel by learning to critique and disagree with some of its actions.” These are just a few of the comments offered […]

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The Crisis Of Dishonor

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“Who is honored? One who honors others.” –Ben Zoma, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Sages) The word COVID may be a conjunction of sorts, but the Hebrew Kavod or Kuvid is translated to mean Honor. “Kol haKavod,” Jews have a habit of saying to each other, literally meaning “all of the honor to you.” In the realm of Jewish philanthropy, kuvid is bestowed upon […]

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Vote To Reduce Gun Violence This Year

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We are a group of Jewish women writing because we are concerned about the increase in gun violence in our state and feel called to action. Our local news outlets report that Minnesota is currently experiencing a surge in shootings and an unprecedented demand for guns and ammunition. As Jews tasked with the obligation of […]

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JFCS, JFS Have Emergency Funding Options

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As the supplemental federal unemployment benefits have ended for those that have been affected by job losses due to COVID-19, both Jewish Family Service of St. Paul and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis have emergency funding options available to the community. JFS offers emergency financial assistance for those who qualify – assistance that […]

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Stepping Up: Reflections on How to Be an Antiracist

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Racist. It’s a word that conjures emotion. Either you are one or you’re not one. And heaven forbid, you don’t want to be called one. But you might just be one if you’re not actively working against racism. That’s a thought several presenters put before approximately 100 participants in a recent virtual workshop on “How […]

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To Give is Human; To Give from the Heart, Divine

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The Twin Cities Jewish Community embarked on an adventure four years ago to build endowments through a partnership with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and St. Paul Jewish Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  With the ongoing support of these institutions, It’s Your Legacy was initiated in 2016 and today has secured almost 37 million dollars in future […]

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