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

What do North American Sephardi Jews think of Anti-Semitism?

What do North American Sephardi Jews think of Anti-Semitism?

Do Sephardi Jews View Anti-Semitism Differently? When my mother-in-law, Joyce Fienberg, was murdered at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting, there were literally thousands of people who came to mourn with us. One group of Jews from Brooklyn, NY traveled...

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Be Ready for Haters on New Social Media Platforms

Be Ready for Haters on New Social Media Platforms

As technology and especially today's politics evolve, new social media forums are created, coming in and out of style.  Some become popular, some become niche. Take Action always recommends trying new places, technologies and ideas, even if they carry a risk of your...

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Tikkun Olam Profile: One Act of Tolerance Changed the World

Tikkun Olam Profile: One Act of Tolerance Changed the World

Many recent events divide us in America, but there are many people who are working to make the world a better place.  So, let us build trust and love by shining a light on the Jewish message of Tikkun Olam, or “repairing, mending, fixing, healing the world.”  Tikkun...

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Action Tip 14:  Taking Action When it Happens to You

Action Tip 14: Taking Action When it Happens to You

Sign up to get Tips sent to your email box each week. Help us grow - please forward this newsletter to a friend! A Discussion Anti-Semitism, racism, sexism or any form of hate usually happens in the heat of the moment. It catches us off guard, hitting us in the most...

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Today is About Love and Remembering

Today is About Love and Remembering

It's been two years since my world was shattered, when a monster so full of hate decided to take the lives of innocent people at Shabbat prayer, including my kind, beautiful and caring Mother-in-law, Joyce Fienberg. Would you say that 2 for Seder started because of...

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Your Planning Guide for the Pittsburgh Shooting Commemoration

Your Planning Guide for the Pittsburgh Shooting Commemoration

This Week's Tip:  Plan for the second commemoration of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Shooting that took the lives of 11 Jews while they prayed at Shabbat morning services. (see our origin story)  Plan what virtual events to attend.  Bring a friend of a different faith....

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Take Action Tip 12: Tell Diego’s Story

Take Action Tip 12: Tell Diego’s Story

This Week’s Tip:  For sports fans (or folks talking with sports fans) weaving Diego Schwartzman’s story into a discussion combats almost every negative stereotype about Jews and inspires all of us when we need a little boost!

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With all These Guests, You’re Never Alone in the Sukkah

With all These Guests, You’re Never Alone in the Sukkah

During Sukkot it is a mitzvah to provide hospitality to guests, especially the poor. This mitzvah was inspired by Abraham who sat at his open tent to welcome travelers and provide them with food and respite. The tradition of ushpizim (Aramaic for guests) is relatively...

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What do North American Sephardi Jews think of Anti-Semitism?

We talked with Sarah Levin, the exec director of JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa about it.

JIMENA was a leader in the coalition to modify the recent California Ethnic Studies curricula, removing anti-Semitic content and adding Jewish history.

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1 week ago

2 for Seder

We're planning on adding an Ashkenazi Jewish touch to our Thanksgiving with latkes instead of mashed potatoes.

Are you adding anything from your heritage to make this year's Thanksgiving a little special and extra comforting?
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