Grief and rage, mourning and action

We write you this morning in grief and rage, in mourning and in action.

For you who . . .
Feel alone
Want to give up
Are under direct attack
Whose beloveds are directly under attack
Feel enraged
Don’t know where to turn or what to do
For all members of our community
Now more than ever, our work together matters. Our work didn’t begin and won’t end at the ballot box. We aren’t going anywhere.
In the hours, weeks, and months ahead we need to double down on our efforts, stand with our partners at the front lines, and those in our own community most directly under attack. We are grateful for our movements and our communities, and in this difficult moment we will show up for each other in ways we never have before.

Join us.

— Join JFREJ and our partners TODAY, Wednesday Nov. 9th at 4:30 PM at Columbus Circle for We Stand Together: Reject Misogyny, Racism, & Embrace Each Other. Led by women of color, we will speak out against the Right’s message of hate and violence and stand together with solidarity, unity and resolve.
–Sign this open letter to our nation from 100 women of color leaders. After an election rife with the politics of division and hate, commit to opening a new chapter in our country’s long, difficult journey towards liberty and justice for all.
-Join our faith partners TODAY at 3pm at Washington Square Park for Songs for the Soul: Multifaith Gathering to Sustain our Spirits. We’ll sing together and share in a moment of prophetic respite and healing following an election season where hate took center stage.S
— Reach out to us if you want to come to the JFREJ office and get to work. We will be able to make use of your energy and time. Email info@jfrej.org.
— Reach out to us if you would like to be connected to a member of our Rabbinic Council for pastoral care. Email mackenzie@jfrej.org.
— Come to our Anti-Islamophobia Training on November 29th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. RSVP here.
— Join us at the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards on December 7th to honor the incredible risks our movement leaders take, and ground ourselves for the risks we will all take together.

“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
– Bertolt Brecht

We will be sharing information in the coming days about additional ways to gather and work to be done. Please go to our website at http://jfrej.org/upcoming/list/ and our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JFREJNYC/ for regular updates.

We are together in fighting for the safety and well being of each and every person. In the world we’re fighting for, no one gets left behind. We are creating that world today.