We are here today because Black Lives Matter. Within our Jewish community and beyond, Black Lives Matter, and we will not sit silent — as Jews and as human beings, we cannot be complicit with police violence and systemic racism. – Shoshana Brown, Jew of Color and JFREJ leader

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) protest for BlackLivesMatter in Brooklyn
 

Us Jews of Color are turning to our Jewish sisters and brothers. We need our Jewish community’s help in this dark hour. We need the Jewish community to show up for us and all people of color in this nation right now. – Yehudah Webster, Jew of Color and JFREJ leader

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) protest for BlackLivesMatter in Brooklyn Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) protest for BlackLivesMatter in Brooklyn Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) protest for BlackLivesMatter in Brooklyn

As my children grow up, they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity by the police…Instead of working with me to ensure my children grow up safely, police officers have become one of the things I need to protect my kids from and that is not okay. This is why I am asking for a real Right To Know Act. – Autumn Leonard, Jew of Color and JFREJ leader

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) protest for BlackLivesMatter in Brooklyn

This Tisha B’av, we mourn not only the Jews killed and attacked around the globe for centuries, but the Black people killed or attacked right here, in our city, in our country each day. I am a Black Jew. I am a Jew for Black Lives. Black Lives Matter. – Shoshana Brown

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) protest for BlackLivesMatter in Brooklyn

We are asking the Jewish community to show up for their Jews of Color brothers and sisters in this moment of state sanctioned violence against them and help us find accountability and protect our civil rights. We need your voices. We need your help. We need your love. – Yehudah Webster