“Our lives begin to end,” the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “the day we become silent about things that matter.” This is not rocket science. This is not complicated. The forcible separation of children from their parents is cruel and barbaric and inhuman. This is a test-run on the conscience of America. Not Democratic America Not […]
Many of you have responded to the inhumane policy of family separation happening at our southern border. We are asking you to join over 12,000 organizations and individuals who have signed a document declaring that we are in a state of moral emergency. We believe the Jewish community must respond with one clear voice. Please […]
Dear Fellow Congregants, Below is a letter from Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center in Washington DC. If you are concerned for families staying together please read below and take ACTION. Tomorrow, I am going to the border. If you are also heartbroken at the idea of children needlessly and cruelly separated […]
Congregation Kol Ami traveled to Washington DC for the march to end gun violence.
Kol Ami is assisting AFYA by packaging medical supplies.
Dear Friends, Be The Light for Social Justice! This issue of our Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof – Pursue Justice Newsletter is focused on opportunities for advocacy and engagement. General Advocacy: Reform Jewish Voice of New York State (RJV), under the auspices of the Union for Reform Judaism, is Judaism’s progressive voice for social justice in New York […]
As most of you know by now, Congregation Kol Ami and Scarsdale Synagogue Tremont Temple-Emanuel have been working together to sponsor and assist a refugee family from Syria. The family has been living in White Plains for the past seven months and has settled in to life in the United States. You may remember that […]
We’re proud to have won this award at the 2016 URJ Biennial in Boston.
The White Plains/Scarsdale Refugee Resettlement Group, led by Congregation Kol Ami applied with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to host a Syrian refugee family in December 2016. Recently, the group was notified that a family of five was granted access to the US and that we would be the host! The resettlement group is committed […]
This statement was circulated to Westchester clergy following the recent bomb threats against Westchester JCC’s. It is another demonstration of our will to come together and to affirm our most deeply beliefs that we are each created in the Divine Image. We have all been awakened out of our complacency; the spiritual challenge of these […]