The latest issue of our newsletter profiles recent Mandel Institute convenings on responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Although the challenges are enormous, national networks, funders, organizations and individuals are responding in creative and often pathbreaking ways.
In recent weeks, responses to the pandemic coincide with an outpouring of national activism on the issue of racial justice. Galvanized by the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, public support for addressing the issue of systemic racism has never been higher. How can Jewish organizations contribute to the cause of racial justice in the United States, and what are the special responsibilities of Jewish leadership? We plan to explore these questions with our fellows in the months ahead.