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If you or your congregation are already involved in efforts to oppose or to amend state-level RFRA legislation, or would like to learn about how to engage on this issue, please let us know.

As you build a library for young people in your family or synagogue, prioritize books that include diversity, multiculturalism and prejudice reduction. This list of books below is a great place to start.

Learn more about how to embrace racial diversity in our communities.

Jews of Color is a pan-ethnic term that is used to identify Jews whose family origins are originally in African, Asian or Latin-American countries. Jews of Color may identify as Black, Latino/a, Asian-American or of mixed heritage such as biracial or multi-racial.

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v.

Synagogue works with an African American Church to ensure racial and economic diversity in the county juries.

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Temple Sinai

An interfaith effort to bridge understanding and cooperation between African-Americans and Jews.

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Central Synagogue 

The following letter was sent to members of the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee on May 12, 2015 by Reform California leadership: