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B'nai Jeshurun Social Justice and Greater Cleveland Congregations Committee


Welcome to the B'nai Jeshurun Social Justice/ Greater Cleveland Congregations Committee. We work with Greater Cleveland Congregations, a non-partisan coalition of faith-based communities and neighborhood organizations from across Cuyahoga County. The purpose is to work together across divides of race, class, and religion to promote civic actions that improve the quality of life for everyone in Greater Cleveland. This committee also identifies and participates in social justice activities and actions, beyond the work of GCC, that are of particular interest and relevance to B'nai Jeshurun and committee members.

B'nai Jeshurun is proud to be a member of Greater Cleveland Congregations. Interested in getting involved with our work on social justice? Contact Core Team Chair, Lee Markowitz or Vice Chair, Deby Auerbach-Brown

A few articles and sources to learn more about the work of Greater Cleveland Congregations:
GCC celebrates 10 years of advocacy
GCC:  who we are
Cuyahoga County diversion center
Criminal Justice
GCC Facebook page


What Can We Do About Climate Change? 

Thursday, February 10 * 7:30 pm

B’nai Jeshurun will co-sponsor a climate change webinar with other local synagogues.  We have an exciting opportunity to hear from Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Executive Director of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.  Rabbi Swartz attended an interfaith climate change conference led by the Vatican last fall to discuss global negotiations and what we can do next.  . You must register here by February 8th to participate. 

Save the Date - March House Meetings! 

This is an opportunity to help to shape the direction of the Social Justice/ Greater Cleveland Congregations Committee as we expand to some new focus areas. These meetings are open to everyone in our Congregation and will occur the week of February 28th. You will have the opportunity to select one of several evenings that week (from 8 - 9 pm) to join with fellow congregants to make your voices heard on your experiences and interests related to social justice.

Those interested can contact Lee Markowitz . We hope many of you will attend.

Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782