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.
What Does it Mean to Keep our Kehillah Safe during the High Holidays?
Here’s to the day when Jewish organizations are meeting regularly and getting support on safety and security from well funded anti-racist groups, fire safety experts, health care systems, trauma experts and community-building and interfaith organizations.read more
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.read more
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?read more
A New World is Possible: A Jewish View on Police/Prison Abolition
In the words of Mariame Kaba, “You can’t just focus on what you don’t want, you have to focus also on what you do want. The world you want to live in is also a positive project of creating new things.”read more
Building Safety through Solidarity: An Interview with Dean Spade & Craig Willse
Abolitionist and anti-colonial commitments support us to make our work more effective while avoiding the traps of cooptation and misdirection that can undermine our efforts.read more