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REDI at Shaare Emeth (Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee)

REDI at Shaare Emeth (Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee)

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor 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 REDI at Shaare Emeth (Shaare Emeth’s committee on Racial Equity, Inclusion and Diversity), we are also committed to furthering our individual and congregational anti-racist education and training, as well as working to make our congregation an inclusive home for all Jews and people of color. The committee has four goals:

  • Offering congregation-wide education on the history of racism in America, as well as opportunities to learn more about becoming anti-racist allies to all people of color.
  • Creating opportunities for Shaare Emeth families of racial, ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds to gather.
  • Looking at Congregation Shaare Emeth’s programs, departmental procedures and structures through a lens of racial reconciliation, healing and antiracism.

Partnering with members of our Tzedek (Justice) Committee to advocate for racial equity on a variety of fronts across our city, state and nation.


Upcoming Events:

Jewish and…
A Picnic for Families of Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
Wednesday, August 11, 5:45 – 7 p.m. at Shaare Emeth’s Camp Pavilion

To RSVP: Contact Stacy Jespersen at [email protected].

For more information: Contact Amy Hammerman at [email protected].


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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