Tzedek is the anti-racism group at CBS. It means justice and equity! We’re un-doers of racism, co-conspirators for change, and Jews of all identities who recognize the divine spark in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Through education, direct action, bearing witness, and forming partnerships, we are constantly working towards a welcoming community culture at CBS, supporting our collective liberation, and affirming that Black Lives Matter. When we stumble, we search out deeper understanding and recommit to the work of anti-racism. Together, we rise.
The Tzedek team recommends these resources for our learning:
Black Lives Matter
Can We Talk? The Black Lives Matter episode focuses on perspectives of Jewish women of color in the summer of protests following George Floyd’s murder.
Antisemitism & Racism
Blog and Newsletter from Be’chol Lashon. Their contributors give voice to the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience.
Kabbalat Shabbat series. Videos from Be’chol Lashon: Juneteenth Shabbat, Loving Day Shabbat, Ethiopian Shabbat for Sigd, Ladino (Salonican) Shabbat, Hispanic heritage month Shabbat, and more, led by Jews of color.
Bechol Lashon’s Black Lives Matter page. A collection of quotes of Black Jewish voices.
Children and Racism
Intentionalist. Search for restaurants and other businesses that are owned by people who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and more.