Racial Justice

Resources to Watch, Read, Listen, & Notice

Use Temple Beth El’s list of resources to diversify your understanding of the complexity of the issues. Connect with other members of the congregation, clergy, or your TriBE to discuss. Temple Beth El members, we will purchase and deliver any of the below books to your door (or your Kindle, whichever you prefer). We’ve decided to allocate social justice and Clergy Good Works dollars to help congregants self-educate. Fill out this form to make your request. Note: we acknowledge that learning is the beginning and not the end of this journey. We look forward to growing and acting, together.

  • How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Color of Love by Mara Gad
  • White Fragility by Robin Deangelo
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Tatum

We Act Together

Looking to do something today? Here is a great article entitled “75 Things for White People to do to be Anti-Racist Allies during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Stay tuned. Conversations are ongoing about various opportunities for our Temple Beth El community to further educate ourselves and take action. If you have particular interest or energy in being involved in our TBE Race&Justice efforts, please email Rabbi Klass directly.