The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC's Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Young Adult Division held a dialogue on Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30 PM with author, Tufts University associate professor, and brilliant data analyst, Eitan Hersh discussing his book, Politics Is For Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change. Click here to watch the recording.
The UJFT Community Relations Council presented a special conversation with Senator Mark Warner, the state's former Governor, and current Vice-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Member of Senate Finance, Banking, Budget and Rules Committees. It took place via Zoom on September 22 at 10 AM. Click here to watch a recording of the conversation.
Israel and the Territories: Calculating the Risk/Reward Ratio. Hear from Ghaith Al-Omari, Senior Fellow, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel, Strategic Relationship at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President for Research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former Israel Today visiting expert in this July 9, 2020 community conversation. Learn more about the issue and check out CRC's resources here.
Urge Congress to Address Rising Hate and Xenophobia
At a time of fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, we have seen a spike in the spread of disinformation about and harassment of Asian-Americans, immigrants, and others. In Los Angeles, fake flyers were posted with the World Health Organization seal advising residents to avoid Asian-American businesses, thereby spreading the stigma surrounding the virus' origin in China. In this toxic environment where harassment and vitriolic rhetoric is on the rise, we cannot allow crimes motivated by hatred towards a victim's real or perceived race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability to go unchecked and uncounted. Yet our nation's ability to address this increase is hindered by a lack of information about these crimes. In 2018, Birmingham, Newark, Syracuse and more than 80 other cities with a population over 100,000 failed to report hate crimes to the FBI.
Join the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, co-convened by AJC and the Islamic Society of North America, in standing up for the civil rights of all Americans. Together we are advocating for legislation to improve FBI hate crimes reporting.
Stand with AJC and take action to combat hate and xenophobia by urging members of Congress to cosponsor and support the National Opposition to Hate, Assaults, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act (H.R.3545/S.2043). Click here to TAKE ACTION and contact Reps. Wittman, Luria, Scott, and McEachin.THANK Senators Kaine and Warner for signing on to the Senate bill.
For your listening (and watching) pleasure!
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas - Living Room Learning with David Horovitz and Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Resource mentioned during the webinar: Why The Coronavirus is Hitting Black Communities Hardest (a podcast from NPR’s Codeswitch if your eyes need a break from screens)
Network Advocates for Catholic Social Justice - Faithful Democracy Coalitions’s Town Hall: Protecting Our Democracy in the Face of COVID-19
State of Israel Ministy of Foreign Affairs - Six ways Israel is managing the corona crisis
American Friends of the Hebrew Univerisity. Click here to access the complete playlist of videos.
COVID-19 Math: Why just two months of extreme isolation probably won't end the epidemic
Coronavirus and the Future of Immunotherapy
Don't Panic Dealing with Anxiety in the Age of Corona
The Financial Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Israeli Economy
Coronavirus: How easy will it be to develop drugs and vaccines?
Current Approaches for the Treatment to Prevent COVID-19
Meet the Hebrew University Students who are Fighting the Coronavirus
COVID-19 Math: Why Social Distancing Matters, and why it's not a Quick Fix
Legal and Constitutional Issues Relating to the Use of Digital Surveillance in Israel to Combat COVID-19
Simulating and Monitoring COVID-19: Physics, Medicine and Epidemiology Working Together
From Anxiety to Resilience
Developing New Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19: Technological Innovation in Times of Crisis
Smell and Taste Changes in COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Diseases - Research in the Age of Social Media
The Battle for Better Diagnosis and Treatment at the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine