Our fellow Judaeans: It is incredibly difficult to find the right words to say during times like these. The recent and systemic acts of violence, racism, and discrimination towards Black Americans, including those in our Judaean family and the larger Jewish community, are unacceptable. Now is the time for us to lean into our discomfort; we must support those who need us, and stand in solidarity with the Black community. Judaeans have historically used our voices to speak up for what we know is right, and this is a moment to use our privilege and collective power to make change- there is work to be done, but we are not without hope.
As Jews we have an obligation to repair the world- Tikkun Olam. It is imperative that we continue to educate ourselves around injustice as well as ways to be active allies, just as we have done in the past. As Judaeans we have grown up with Ani V’ata as our anthem, and now we must embody those words.
אני ואתה נשנה את העולם
Together, through action, we will change the world.
– The National Mazkirut of Young Judaea