In the Streets and In Your Home: Jews4BlackLives Ritual Toolkit

Download these resources to support your Shabbat, your action in the streets, and your mourning in this momentous time

We are in a time of mass disruption -- pandemic, global economic collapse, climate catastrophe, and mass uprisings across the country and the world -- in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade. This toolkit aims to support Jews taking action against anti-Black racism and White Supremacy and draw strength from our rituals and traditions. We believe that protests are sacred spaces. We believe we do our best work with intention, care, and integrity. We believe ritual supports us, grounds us, connects us to our ancestors, and helps us mark time as holy.

We see our work to end anti-Black racism, White Supremacy, and police murder as essential, varied and far ranging in our ongoing work for justice/tzedek. Use these rituals as you take action -- whether by marching in the streets, calling your representatives, creating resource materials, contributing financial or material resources, leading and facilitating educational opportunities, or providing support to a friend. All our work toward Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is needed and necessary as we work to make the world and ourselves whole through demanding justice.

Take these rituals as a suggestion. We encourage you to adapt them and the language to your needs, community, and practice.