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Racial Equity and Inclusion

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others have brought the issue of systemic racism glaringly to the forefront of our collective conscience.  Congregation Shaare Emeth is committed to partnering with other community organizations to call out white supremacy and work to end systemic racism. With the creation of the Committee on Racial Equity and Inclusion, we are also committed to furthering our individual and congregational antiracist education and training, as well as working to make our congregation an inclusive home for all Jews and people of color. 

In our weekly Tzedek (justice) email you will find suggested readings or videos, as well as action items we can begin to take. You can also find some of those articles curated below.  If you have questions or are interested in being involved in this important work, contact Stacy Jespersen at [email protected].

Please read the URJ’s statement: Black Lives Matter is a Jewish Value by clicking HERE


Tzedek (Justice)-Oriented Articles

Becoming a Parent in the Age of Black Lives Matter by Clint Smith

America, This is Your Chance by Michelle Alexander

Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism by Eric K. Ward

Stop Comparing Anti-Semitism and Racism in America by Hana LaRock

In Missouri, Citizens Need to Lead the Way on Voting Access by Milkayla Allen

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