Black Jewish Unity Week Presented by AJC and the National Urban League

As part of a weeklong national initiative starting on September 6, two of the world’s foremost human relations organizations, the National Urban League and the American Jewish Committee, are uniting against surging levels of antisemitism and racism.

As part of a weeklong national initiative starting on September 6, the American Jewish Committee and the National Urban League are uniting against surging levels of antisemitism and racism.

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Use the options below to join this historic effort and EDUCATE YOURSELF about the Black and Jewish communities and their long history of cooperation, TAKE ACTION to combat antisemitism and all forms of racism and hate by urging Congress to pass the NO HATE Act, and SHARE on social media what you are doing to promote #BlackJewishUnity. 

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During #BlackJewishUnity Week, AJC and the National Urban League will call on members of the Jewish and Black communities to foster #BlackJewishUnity, attend joint AJC-NUL programming, educate each other, and remember and honor the Black and Jewish leaders over the past century who forged this relationship. The effort will be followed by over two dozen local initiatives across America between AJC Regional Offices and NUL Chapters.

#BlackJewishUnity Week News:

Op-Ed in USA Today
Black, Jewish leaders: We are standing together to fight bigotry in America, by National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and AJC President Harriet P. Schleifer

Op-Ed in Religion News Service
Healing Black-Jewish and Muslim-Jewish Divides, by Muslim Jewish Advisory Council Members Director of U.S. Muslim-Jewish Relations Ari Gordon and President and Imam of the Nation’s Mosque Masjid Muhammad, Talib Shareef

 

#BlackJewishUnity Week Supporters:

Ambassador Susan Rice
Nick Cannon
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)
Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL)
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
(Shark Tank) Daymond John
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
The Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity
Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition
Widen the Circle
CONIB - Brazil

 

Previous Events

#BlackJewishUnity and Faith: Is the Spirit of King and Heschel Still Alive?
9.10.2020

Watch: religious leaders discuss the role houses of worship and religious communities play in the future direction of Black-Jewish relations.

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Challenges and Opportunities of Being Black AND Jewish in America
9.9.2020

Watch: leading Black-Jewish voices on the fight against antisemitism, anti-Black racism, and strengthening diversity within the Jewish community.

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The State of Black-Jewish Relations with David Harris and Marc Morial
9.8.2020

Watch: a discussion on the need for a strong Black-Jewish relationship featuring National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial and AJC CEO David Harris.

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