Take Action Newsletter

You can directly fight back against hate and anti-Semitism.  The Take Action Newsletter brings you tips, inspirations and examples of how to build bridges to your neighbors, even during COVID.

The newsletter is free and is sent out every Thursday.

Past Issues

Walking on the Bridges We Built

Walking on the Bridges We Built

Post-Rally Against Anti-Semitism: What's Next? Take Action is on temporary hiatus, but we felt current events needed addressing. Helping people understand the complexities of Israel and Palestine is not our focus.  As an American, I don't pretend to understand the...

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2 for Seder: Your Questions Answered

2 for Seder: Your Questions Answered

Having a Virtual 2 for Seder?  See our Virtual Resources Page for ideas, downloads and inspirations!  2 for Seder is a special program.  When Joyce Fienberg, my mother-in-law, was murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, I felt that there was so much...

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Unexpected Benefits of Hosting 2 for Seder

Unexpected Benefits of Hosting 2 for Seder

by Lauren Kline, Co-Founder, 2 for Seder For Passover 2019, I worked with Marnie Fienberg to start up 2 for Seder.  While this was a successful national event, I wanted to hold my own 2 for Seder!  I invited seven extra people, many from my running group.  We had a...

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A Teen’s Adventures with 2 for Seder

A Teen’s Adventures with 2 for Seder

Computers Shouldn't Drink Wine! A Teen's Adventures with 2 for Seder - written by Ben Shoykhet I am 15 and was born in Pittsburgh. My family lived in Squirrel Hill where the anti-Semitic attack happened at the Tree of Life synagogue. As a high school Sophomore in...

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Fighting Back Against Hate on Campus

Fighting Back Against Hate on Campus

Thank you to Moshe Lencer for this story. COVID-19 has changed campus life as we usually know it. Students take classes online, spend time at home more than on-campus, and most social events have been either canceled or altered to fit the times. Sadly, some aspects of...

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Fight Anti-Semitism with Love and Hamentashen

Fight Anti-Semitism with Love and Hamentashen

Purim Take Action Tip: Give a Mishloch Manot package to at least two neighbors of another faith. The news stories about anti-Semitism just are not slowing down.  Fight this fire with love by sharing a joyous holiday with our neighbors - the story of Purim. This story...

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Finding Common Ground: Romantic Love

Finding Common Ground: Romantic Love

Take Action looks at ways to help you fight anti-Semitism by building bridges to our neighbors – including acquaintances, co-workers and fellow students.  One of our ongoing series is “Finding Commonalities” which is critical to building bridges. We’re all...

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Movie Mayvens: The Ultimate Weapon?

Movie Mayvens: The Ultimate Weapon?

We were going to review Driving miss Daisy, as you requested.  Really!  But the news last week was just too much to resist.  Yes, Rep. Greene was on a long rant where she surmised that the Rothchild family (code for Rich Jews) started the forest fires in California...

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The Original Auschwitz Museum Wasn’t About the Holocaust

The Original Auschwitz Museum Wasn’t About the Holocaust

Yesterday’s International Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated the anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz.  For Jews, especially those with European heritage, Auschwitz is synonymous with the Holocaust. Located in Poland, it was the largest of the camps and...

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