Social Action Committee

Social Action

The committee welcomes your suggestions and participation.
For further information…
Email: Wende Jager-Hyman

Congressman Tom Suozzi – May 2, 2021

Congressman Tom Suozzi speaks about the immigration crisis and what Washington can do about it.

Refugee Shabbat – April 9, 10, 11, 2021

Media
The Resettled (link): Tzu Chi USA 360 Production
Appearance: 2016

Out of the Fire, (Personal; documentary film (link):
Reel Lives Films Production
Writer, Director, Producer: 2011

Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World (link):
IRC/Other Islands Films
Appearance (Password: metamorphosis)

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-whither-americas-global-example-20180920-story.html

 

Student Arts and Essay Contest

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Click here for the Student Arts and Essay Contest Entry Form

 

Zioness: Celebrating Black History

Every February since 1926, our country has celebrated the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our American story.

Did you know Black History Month was not always a month?

Pastor Jesse Moorland and Dr. Carter Woodson, like many Black Americans, were disappointed and frustrated at the erasure of Black Americans and their contributions to society in historical texts. Together they founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to promote the study of Black history and commemorate the achievements of Black Americans. In 1926, this vision expanded into “Negro History Week” to be celebrated during the second week of February, to honor the birthdays of two pioneers of civil rights history: Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14).

Schools began studying more Black history, and Black history clubs started forming all across the country. This laid the groundwork for the White House to nationally recognize and elevate the week into Black History Month.

Though Black History Month takes place in February, we have the responsibility to know and celebrate the voices and history of Black Americans every day of the year. For the next four weeks, Zioness will be posting historical figures and facts, and celebrating Black history with various virtual events. We encourage you to join us, to read and share these posts, learn more, and amplify Black voices––not just in February, but year-round, in all areas of your life and work.
https://zioness.org/events/

 

Socially Just, Unapologetically Zionist

Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn Heights was proud to host Zioness founder Amanda Berman on January 25, 2021.  Amanda presented on the question of how we can stand proudly in social justice spaces as Jews and Zionists. Until she recently made the transition to focusing exclusively on building the much-needed Zioness community, Amanda was a civil rights attorney fighting anti-Semitism legally, spearheading such groundbreaking initiatives as the international action against Kuwait Airways for its discrimination against Israeli nationals, and the dual cases against San Francisco State University for its constitutional and civil rights violations against Jewish and Israeli students and community members. Zioness is a proud voice supporting the Jewish community’s right to advocate for its safety and well-being even as it works to create a more just world for all people.

For those that could not attend, you can access the recording by clicking HERE.

 

The Hineini Initiative

As part of our Hineini Initiative,  Pastor Victor Lewis of Friendship Baptist Church of Roslyn joined us for a program entitled Children of One God. You can access the recording of the evening by clicking HERE.

Click Here for Readings On The Black American Experience and Racism

 

The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine

In partnership with Sisterhood and the Sid Jacobson JCC, Yousef Bashir author of The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine – virtually joined the TBS community for an Author Talk. The evening highlighted Mr. Bashir, a Palestinian Peace Activist and his memoir.

For those that could not attend, you can access the recording by clicking HERE.