Jews Against Islamophobia and Racism - Rekindling our Commitment to Justice

Join JFREJ members and Jews Against Islamophobia (a coalition of Jews Say No! and JVP-NYC) at Rockefeller Center, NYC at 4 PM on Sunday, Dec. 6th, the 1st night of Chanukah and, also at 4 PM, on Sunday, Dec. 13th, the last night of Chanukah, as we stand against Islamophobia and racism and rekindle our commitment to justice. We will be holding nine signs, which, together, are in the shape of a Chanukah menorah. Each sign contains an injustice that we recommit ourselves to challenging. Each night of Chanukah, Jews in different cities will hold up these signs and read aloud each commitment in a public space. On the eighth and last night of Chanukah, all our cities will join in as we rekindle our commitments to justice from city to city, from community to community, and from strength to strength. Some of those commitments include: refusing to be silent about anti-Muslim and racist hate speech and hate crimes; condemning state surveillance of the Muslim community; challenging institutionalized racism and state-sanctioned anti-Black violence; protesting the use of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism to justify israel’s repressive policies against Palestinians; and welcoming Syrian refugees and standing strong for immigrants’ and refugee rights. We hope you will join us--together, our calls for justice will reverberate all across the country. For more information, check out the Facebook Event