Criminal Justice Reform: A Jewish Call to Action
Sunday, September 15 | 8:30AM-4:30PM | UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street
Join a concerned cadre of passionate individuals and professionals from major Jewish organizations (including BJ), representing religious streams from Orthodox to Reconstructionist, in tackling today’s civil rights crisis. With a strong legacy of fighting for civil rights, the Jewish community can have an authoritative voice and influence toward mitigating the ongoing disaster of mass incarceration.
- Raise awareness that mass incarceration is the civil rights crisis of our time. Educate with the aim of moving toward collective engagement.
- Assemble a big tent representing the diverse Jewish community and draw on our collective core values to address crucial issues.
- Activate the NY Jewish community to work on local criminal justice reform issues in coalition with our non-Jewish partners.
Cosponsors (list is still in formation): ADL-NY, Aleph Institute, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Central Synagogue, Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, JCC Harlem: An initiative of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish Theological Seminary, Orthodox Union, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Repair the World NYC, Romemu, NCJW New York, The New York Board of Rabbis, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, T’Shuvah Center.