Tagged Jewish social action

JCRC holds school supply drive for Homer Davis

Making a Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project, an effort to reach out to the under-served school children in the community at Homer Davis Elementary School, is the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s signature social action program. School. This coming school year, 2016-2017, begins the seventh year… Read more »

Op-Ed: On Martin Luther King Day, Jews must acknowledge their privilege

Demonstrators in Miami, fla., protesting the failure of grand juries to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (JTA) — The events of the last few weeks have shaken me to the core. Beyond the devastation I felt over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, I was heartbroken to learn that the police officers involved would not stand trial. “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”… Read more »