We are Jewish organizations and synagogues from across the racial and political spectrum; from different streams of Judaism; whose members trace their lineage from countries around the world.
We speak with one voice when we say, unequivocally: Black Lives Matter.
We support the Black-led movement in this country that is calling for accountability and transparency from the government and law enforcement. We know that freedom and safety for any of us depends on the freedom and safety of all of us.
There are politicians and political movements in this country who build power by deliberately manufacturing fear to divide us against each other. All too often, antisemitism is at the center of these manufactured divisions.
Black Lives Matter, the recent uprisings across the globe in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others, and the decades of political organizing across the country that have led to this moment are movements led by and for Black people. We see through any attempt to suggest otherwise by pointing fingers, scapegoating, or using antisemitic dogwhistles.
As Jews, we know how dangerous this is: when politicians target Jewish people and blame us for problems, it leads directly to violence against us.When Black movements are undermined, it leads to more violence against Black people, including Black Jews.
Antisemitism is part of the same machinery those politicians use to blame Black and brown people, people who are immigrants, people who are Muslim, and more. But whether they generate division and fear based on our religion, our skin color, or how long we’ve been here, their goal is to keep us from working together to win the things we all need to survive and thrive.
When Jewish people join together with our neighbors across racial and religious differences, as we have in the past, we can protect each other and build the future of freedom and safety we all deserve.
Jewish tradition teaches us that justice is not something that will be bestowed upon us, it is something that we need to pursue, and that the pursuit is itself sacred work. We’ll show up for each other every time one of us is targeted because of our differences, and reject any effort to use fear to divide us against each other.
The Black Lives Matter movement is the current day Civil Rights movement in this country, and it is our best chance at equity and justice. By supporting this movement, we can build a country that fulfills the promise of freedom, unity, and safety for all of us, no exceptions.
412 Black Jewish Collaborative
A Wider Bridge
Adas Israel Congregation
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
Agudas Achim Congregation
Agudas Israel congregation
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Alumni Association of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College
Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community
Am Yisrael Congregation
American Conference of Cantors
American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
Americans for Peace Now
AMHAYAM, CAPE COD HAVURAH
Arizona Jews 4 Justice
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival
Augusta Jewish Federation
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
B’nai B’rith Colorado
B’nai Israel Congregation
B’nai Shalom Day School
B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation
B’nai Zion Congregation
B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael
B’nai Havurah: Denver Jewish Reconstructionst Congregation
B’nai Portland Congregation
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Bet Chaverim (Columbia, MD)
Bet Shalom Congregation
Beth Am Synagogue (Baltimore, MD)
Beth Chaim Congregation
Beth El (Bethesda, MD)
Beth El Congregation (Baltimore, MD)
Beth Emet the Free Synagogue
Beth Israel Congregation
Beth Meyer Synagogue
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
and hundreds of others jewish anti-white organisations