Reclaiming the Jewish social justice agenda

We are please to circulate this Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCore) appeal and urge all our Jewish members to support it.

Four years ago, our community came together to respond to the refugee crisis, campaign and provide practical support for refugees and asylum seekers.

But four years on, the refugee crisis persists, with hundreds of thousands in desperate circumstances – children separated from their families in the UK, and asylum seekers here forced into destitution or forcibly returned to their countries, often to face persecution and death.

At the same time, our own politics and society are tainted by prejudice – from the inability of political parties to establish clear policies on racism in their own ranks, to the government’s shameful treatment of the Windrush generation.

This Rosh Hashanah, let us renew our commitment to social justice by sending the government these six challenges

Let’s try to get 1000 signatures!

We, members of the Jewish community, call upon the government to commit to concrete proposals to:

  1. Allow asylum seekers the right to work
  2. Reunite refugee families
  3. Create a properly funded programme to resettle unaccompanied refugee children and young people in the UK
  4. Protect the Race Disparity Unit, which monitors the extent of racial inequality in Britain
  5. Provide funding for a permanent memorial to the victims of the transatlantic slave trade
  6. Make sure all political parties have clear and transparent procedures for dealing with all forms of racism, including antisemitism, Islamophobia and anti-black racism.

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