Do not stand idly by while your neighbor's blood is being shed. —Leviticus 19:16
What is at stake is our own humanity. —Elie Wiesel
Whoever can prevent any person throughout the world from committing a sin but does not, is responsible for that person's sin. —Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 54b
The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation is participating in the Save Darfur Coalition effort to stop the atrocities and impoverishment in the Darfur region of Sudan.
View our Darfur resources.
JRF is a member of the coalition (supported by AJWS and JCPA), and is encouraging our member congregations to show strong participation in this effort, through tzedakah relief efforts and organizing nationally and regionally to aid in this effort.
Activities occurred worldwide, with thousands of people taking part in SAVE DARFUR NOW: Voices to Stop Genocide to urge the United Nations to deploy a peacekeeping force to Darfur and to raise international awareness of the ongoing atrocities in Darfur.
The April 30th, 2006 rallies in Washington, DC and across the country demonstrated the impact that Americans could make on our congressional and political leaders. The September 17th rally in New York and internationally, redoubled Save Darfur Coalition domestic efforts while engaging the international community in a more coordinated manner.
We hope your congregation will continue or deepen its involvement in trying to end the violence and impoverishment being perpetrated on the people of Darfur. NOW IS THE TIME!
Please use the resources and read the news gathered on these pages to support your efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur.
For info on JRF efforts contact: Rabbi Shawn Zevit, JRF or 215-885-5601, ex. 24