Racial Justice Resources
Temple Beth Shalom is a community that is committed to the pursuit of “Tzedek” – “Righteousness.”
As Dr. Ibram X. Kendi writes, "What is the problem with being 'not racist'? It is a claim that ignifies neutrality: "I am not a racist, but neither am I agressively against racism." But there is no neutrality in the racism struggle. The opposite of racist isn't not racist. It is anti-racist.
Engaging in racial justice work is difficult, but we must engage. While the challenge to change hearts and minds may seem insurmountable, we are inspired by the words of our tradition that teach, "It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but neither are you free to desist from it."
Please utilize the resources on this website to deepen your knowledge and reflection around race and racial justice.
Additionally, we here at TBS are engaged in the work of racial justice. Please be in touch with Rabbi Julie Bressler if you are interested in learning more about upcoming programs and opportunities for engagement.