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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 Susan Gordon or Temple Vice President Louis Lettes.

UPCOMING EVENT!

 

We Refuse to Be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace

An informative and enlightening event - All are welcome to register and attend

Tuesday May 5, 2022 from 7:00-8:30pm

Join the Temple Rothschild Social Justice Institute and the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta as we host the authors of We Refuse To Be Enemies and learn from their journey. 

We Refuse To Be Enemies is the product of four years of collaborative effort between Walter Ruby a long time advocate of Muslim Jewish relations and Sabeeha Rehman, the acclaimed author of Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to Muslim American. The book elucidates the largely untold story of the building of a Muslim-Jewish alliance in America, as well as Europe, over the past two decades in which the two of them have been deeply involved.

Rehman's book also serves as a manifesto for 2021 and beyond; asserting the importance of our two communities standing up for each other and defending diversity and mutual acceptance in America at a time when, despite the change of Administrations, a toxic blend of bigotry, conspiracy theories and white nationalism remains rampant in the land.

This is a virtual event, free of charge.  Link will be provided upon registration.  Follow this link to register.


 

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, May 17 2022 16 Iyar 5782