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ROTHSCHILD SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE

The Temple heeds the prophetic call for tikkun olam through the Rothschild Social Justice Institute. Named in honor of The Temple’s esteemed Civil Rights leader Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild, the Rothschild Institute seeks to affect positive change on the local level and beyond concerning eleven broad societal issues of our time.

We welcome your involvement and inquiries!  Contact RSJI Chair Amy Adelman or Temple President Louis Lettes. 

UPCOMING EVENT!

RSJI Racial Justice Group – Reading Race Series

To register and get the zoom link, click here to sign up.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Sunday, February 26 • 7:00-8:30 pm • Virtual
The RSJI Racial Justice group is pleased to announce our next Book Group Discussion! Please join us on Sunday, February 26 from 7-8:30pm via zoom to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.
This book has received many accolades, including being #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list, and being listed as one of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year.

Next Up: The Trees
Sunday, May 7 • 7:00-8:30pm • Location TBD
If you want to get a head start on reading for our next book discussion, we will be reading The Trees
by Percival Everett and having our discussion on Sunday, May 7.


 

Visit our RSJI Facebook page for additional information!


RSJI MEET AND GREETS

RSJI meets Senator Kay Kirkpatrick:

               


LET'S GET INVOLVED!

                                         

The RSJI Public Education and Homelessness groups have joined together to help support financially disadvantaged children at Toomer Elementary School.  Each Friday, 29 children go home with a nondescript backpack filled with non-perishable food items  for the weekend.  These children are confidentially selected by the school administration and school social worker.   Our Backpack Buddies program helps ensure that these children have nutritious meals on the weekends when they are not receiving lunch or breakfast at school.  

We are able to continue this program thanks to generous donations by our Temple members.  Please consider purchasing items on the Amazon Wish List.  If you are interested in volunteering to help sort and/or deliver items to Toomer, please contact Stacey Berg.  

FEATURE FOCUS

As the world around us changes, as does our focus and attention.  This section will feature the most pressing initiatives of our community.  Follow the links below to learn more.

RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

VOTER ENGAGEMENT


RSJI GROUPS

ANTI-DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & SUSTAINABILITY

GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

HOMELESSNESS

IMMIGRATION OUTREACH

JEWISH-MUSLIM RELATIONS

LGBTQIA+ INCLUSIVITY & EQUALITY

PUBLIC EDUCATION

RACIAL JUSTICE

WOMEN'S RIGHTS


Watch VIDEO below for more information about the Rothschild Social Justice Institute and its namesake!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND REGISTRATION

Visit The Temple's calendar to view and register for upcoming Social Justice events.

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Sh'vat 5783