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“Like many other progressive Jews, I’ve accepted as real the false narrative that simply being Jewish made me a part of the brotherhood against racial injustice.”
We actively participate in creating change, both internally in our Congregation and externally in the broader community to pursue equity and justice to heal our fractured world. This includes new endeavors such as congregants forming and participating in Affinity Groups, the Greeter Program, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice programming, and through working together with interfaith and community organizing groups on social justice issues.
SEA Change is an opportunity to work together with congregants and others in our community to address long-term inequities. We engage on a personal level, through listening sessions and one-to-one conversations and incorporate community building into action and programming on issues that are important to our members.
All WHC congregants are invited to join in ongoing S.E.A. Change work within and outside the congregation. For more information, please contact Lauren Lieberman at LLieberman@whctemple.org.
"I’ve determined that as a privileged, White American, I want to help turn back systemic racism. As a Jew, I feel I must do more than want…I need to take some action."
“Indifference to oppression is just as dangerous as active oppression. This is an idea that has been drilled into every Jew’s head. If we don’t actively fight against oppression, then we support it…We have to fight against the oppression of African Americans.”
Three-part in-person series on how you can have a real impact at the local level in D.C. We invite you to join fellow WHC members, other SEA Change congregations, and others in our community for three interactive workshops held over brunch and in the evening. We’ll learn about the structure and function of the D.C. government and concrete ways each of us can engage with local government officials to make real change for the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.
Celebrating a decade of stigma-smashing film, art, and commUNITY!
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.
Each year, this dynamic festival, powered by the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, presents both domestic and international award-winning films paired with interactive programming that gives us a new perspective and highlights the vibrant personalities, realities, and extraordinary abilities of people.
Learn what Jewish Federations, Jewish human service agencies, and others are doing to improve the daily lives of people living with disabilities.
Hear from leading Members of Congress, disability advocacy champions, changemakers, and experts about the remaining obstacles to inclusion and national legislation that will help millions of people with disabilities flourish.
Advocate for the policies that make an impact in real-time. Together we’ll work towards improving economic security for people with disabilities.
Are you neurodiverse or do you have a neurodiverse friend or family member who would like to be more involved in WHC Temple life? If so, please contact Jennifer Berzok at KatzBerzok@gmail.com (Board member and mother of a 19-year-old son with autism).
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has information about providing the tools to raise awareness and advocate for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and advance inclusion. This crowd-sourcing guide is a community effort. You can learn more about these available resources HERE or call 301-230-7200.
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