A Message to Our Community – “The first of our Four Commitments means we at Kehillah hold, unequivocally, that Black lives matter.”
This message was both emailed to our community and read live at our virtual gala on June 4th, 2020.
“The first of our Four Commitments means we at Kehillah hold, unequivocally, that Black lives matter. As educators, as Americans, as people we are dismayed by the long patterns of race-based brutality in the United States. Our hearts break at the traumatic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, whose names join the seemingly endless list of Black lives cut short unjustly by state violence and structural racism. Kehillah stands in solidarity with members of the Black community, and marginalized groups, against this pernicious, racially-motivated targeting and mistreatment — reminiscent of persecution too familiar to Jewish history. We must stand together.”