Imagining the World to Come

 

What would a world without police, prisons, detention, extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance look like?

 

How would that impact our Jewish communities?

 

How can we change all our communities to make that world more possible?

We invite you to think about this moment of collective struggle with these offerings from our Artist, Academic, and Rabbinical councils.

Imagining the World to Come: An Introduction

At JVP, we work hard to imagine a different future for Palestinians and Israelis, one without walls, checkpoints, home demolitions, and child detention. One where everyone has freedom of movement, access to clean water, the right to live and worship as they please.

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The City

It seems crucially important to me, at this time when hatreds divide us and violence upends whole countries’ civilian populations, that we retain the ideal of the City of Refuge, a place of peace and mutual respect where human needs are met and all are welcome who wish to begin anew.

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zog nit keyn mol

“zog nit keyn mol,” is a collage-based work from research I have been doing on Jewish women partisan fighters from the second world war and Nazi Holocaust.

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The History We Need for the Future We Want

On the same week that the Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, an African American pregnant mother of four after she called to report a burglary, the Jewish Federation of Seattle planned to give the Seattle Police Department (SPD) its 2017 “Tikkun Olam” (repairing the world) award.

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Planet Refugee: Sanctuary Everywhere

What if, instead of promoting safe harbor in one country to protect solely Jewish people, our visions of refuge proliferated, creating haven for the over 50 million displaced persons worldwide?

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