I woke up this morning in tears as I thought about the misogyny, white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, classism, ableism, Islamophobia and antisemitism in our country.
I woke up fearful that our country is filled with so much hate.
I woke up reminding myself that love is the opposite of hate.
I woke up this morning thinking about the song that our teens & young adults sang together at Rosh Hashanah, "We will build this world with love, Olam Chesed Yibaneh"
Today we are in mourning. Tomorrow we will continue the work of building this world with love.
As a Jewish community, we deepen our commitment to stand with those most marginalized by this moment. We will continue to work for racial and economic justice and we will continue to stand as allies to the Muslim community against the rash of hate, marginalization and surveillance that has intensified during this election. We will continue to stand up for ourselves as Jews, and ask our allies to stand with us.
As parents and educators, we are figuring out how to talk to our children and teens about this election. We are listening to our allies and determining how to take meaningful action from here. We are continuing to deepen our relationships.
“The Workmen's Circle is my Jewish community because it allows me to express all the different aspects of my Jewish identity in one place. It’s where I act for change while being part of a larger, inter-generational community.”