Jewish Justice Advocates (“JJA”) is a TBESOC committee striving to advance social justice in accordance with Jewish values and positions of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), Reform ‘s Religious Action Committee (RAC), United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).”
TIKKUN OLAM WEEK OF AUG. 31, 2020
Help Create Our World:
- Urgent! Deadline Sept. 4. Submit a Public Comment on Equitably Allocating Covid-19 Vaccine. For more information and to make a comment, go to COVID-19 Vaccine Comment
- Contact Senators. State your position on the proposed HEAL ACT which would provide healthcare access regardless of immigration status. The House passed the Act; the Senate has yet to consider it. If you save one life, it is as if you saved the whole world. Mishnah Sanhedrein, 4.5.
- URGENT! Ensure Voters Don’t Have to Choose Between Voting and their Health.
Contact Senators and Congressmen to support the right of every person who wants to vote in the November election to be able to so without risking their health. Urge them to adopt and provide the necessary funding for:
- nationwide vote by mail
- expanded time to vote in person
- same day registration including election day registration
- necessary funding for the USPS
- Complete your census form. Go to http://my2020census.gov.
- Join the Religious Action Center to join RAC’s non-partisan civic engagement campaign to help get out the vote at https://rac.org/take-action/congregations-communities/rac-civic-engagement-campaign-2020.
Rabbi Yitzchak taught in the Talmud, “A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted.” This summer RAC and JJA are trying to make certain that the entire country is part of the process of selecting our elected officials at every level of governme
Welcome the Stranger; Save A Life:
- Click on Jacob Soboroff Author Talk, to register for his Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7pm PT talk sponsored by 2 Los Angeles synagogues. Hear news correspondent, Jacob Soboroff, discuss his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy.
- Click on Uncertain Times, Certain Fear: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the COVID-19 Era to register for this September 16, 2020 |. 12 PM PT discussion. Join HIAS and ADL for a dynamic conversation about the historic and contemporary intersections of anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant rhetoric, and how the current pandemic is impacting refugees and asylum seekers in particular.
- Join HIAS and AJWS for a virtual tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new online exhibit “Burma’s Path to Genocide,” and learn how the Rohingya, a religious and ethnic minority in Burma, became targets of a sustained campaign of genocide starting in 2016. Hear from a former political prisoner and Rohingya activist, receive an update on the current situation, and find out how you can help. 9, 12 PM. Click on From Citizens to Outsiders: Burma’s Path to Genocide to register.
You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus10:33-34. If you save one life, it is as if you saved the whole world. Mishnah Sanhedrein, 4.5.
Do Justice and righteousness.
- Jeremiah 22:3. Justice, justice, shall you pursue. Deuteronomy 16:30.
Contact your Senators to support SB 3768 and 3644 to ensure enough PPE for nursing homes and assisted living locations and provide more funding for senior meals and services so seniors can stay safely at home during the pandemic.