Our Nation Is in Pain – A Statement from WHC

The hearts of our entire Washington Hebrew Congregation community cry out in sorrow and outrage at the tragic death of George Floyd. We grieve with his family and our nation, which are both in such pain.  

Our tradition teaches us Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof  – “Justice, justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20) and to be pursuers of peace (Pirkei Avot 1:12).

We call upon our national leaders for swift and fair justice and impactful change. And we call upon our neighbors and allies to join us in our peaceful work for equity. As we have seen, violence in reaction to violence will result in more injustice.

For resources and opportunities to take direct action, please visit the websites of the NAACP and ADL.