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Faith communities respond to police brutality, protests

As protests and riots have gripped the country in response to death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, several local faith communities and leaders released statements decrying racism and calling for action. These include the Toledo Catholic Bishop Daniel Thomas, the Jewish Fed…

Video: Universal charitable deduction’s bipartisan Senate sponsors speak

The recent CARES Act included a $300 above-the-line charitable deduction, but this was widely considered too modest a step to have much effect on the promotion of giving. Now, some organizing behind the scenes has resulted in a bipartisan group of six senators who back expansion of the measu…

Jewish activists in MPLS shift to responding to George Floyd protests

Jewish Community Action, the leading Jewish social justice organization in Minneapolis, was supposed to be closed last Friday for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Instead, its staff started organizing individually as protests broke out all over the city in response to the killing of George Flo…

Synagogues in L.A. can reopen, but many rabbis are holding off

When Young Israel of Century City reopens, it will hold satellite services in backyards following social distancing protocols. Fewer people will be in close contact with the Torah. There will be limited singing and no sermons. Even though the synagogue, which has about 500 families, now has …

Jews grapple with privilege, fear and power amid calls to ‘defund’ police

The Secure Community Network is featured in an article about how black Jews and white Jews are navigating the current situation. Read more.

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