Dear Beloved Community,
For almost four years Jewish Federations of North America have been mobilizing racial justice and equity initiatives as core to what it means to be Jewish. With our Jewish Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Initiative we work to increase the racial diversity of our leadership and ensure that the voices of Jewish People of Color play a role in celebrating Jewish life and combatting all forms of hate.
Fifty years since the Yom Kippur War, Israel again finds itself confronting an unprecedented danger. Backed by Iran, Hamas terrorists launched an unprovoked invasion and large-scale attack on Israel. This attack led to the deadliest day in Jewish history since the Holocaust ended in 1945.
Our work together is essential to ensuring the Jewish state has what it needs to protect itself, by itself, and that the United States stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our ally. In response, Israel has a right and responsibility to protect its citizens from terrorism.
We know that Jews are a multiracial, multiethnic, and multinational people. Often, our diverse voices are not heard. At times, we are thrust into positions that tear at the fabric of our many intersecting identities. This makes the Jews of Color perspective on the call for unity and support all the more important.
Please urge your federal elected officials to take action to support Jews of Color in the U.S. and Israel by passing the Supplemental Budget Request and supporting the following:
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Thank you for taking action on this important issue. Your activism is essential for ensuring our elected officials stand with the Jewish state and support policies that ensure the safety and security of both the United States and Israel.
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Jewish Federations provide critical lifelines to those most in need within the Jewish community and beyond. Click on the button below to contact your local Jewish Federation and learn about how you can help those who need it the most.