Shemini Atzeret—the Jewish holiday that comes at the end of Sukkot—is a time when Jews around the world say Tefilat HaGeshem, a prayer for rain. And the people who will gather to mark the holiday at Jewitch Camp outside San Francisco on the evening of Oct. 4 are no exception. But this gathering, described as […]
School food inclusivity rally (@safest) We as faith leaders are most privileged to cooperate on a project that will benefit our respective communities. For far too long, students who follow religious dietary guidelines have found their public school cafeteria lacks sufficient accommodation in the food offered. Typically students who require a kosher or halal meal have very limited options in school lunch offerings, often choosing to eat nothing. At this time in history, with persistent and growing incidents of discrimination based on religious and racial animus, New York City...
Abby Stein is a transgender activist raised in a Hasidic family. She became a Rabbi before coming out as a transgender woman and leaving the Hasidic world. The program will include an intergenerational panel discussion, exploring spirituality and the transgender experience across generations.
Jewish and Muslim faith leaders were arrested outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office while calling for an end to deportations. Among them was 2017 Women’s March co-organiser and activist Linda Sarsour, rabbis, and imams all staging a sit-in who were taken away on charges of civil disobedience.