Matt Nosanchuk and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, co-authored this op-ed in The Forward, writing that public education is a Jewish value.
Sharon Kleinbaum, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and Co-Founder and Board Member of New York Jewish Agenda appears in City & State New York’s 2020 Pride Power 100 List.
Matt Nosanchuk appears in the Top 50 NYC Jewish LGBTQ Influencers List, published by Jews of NY in honor of the NYC LGBTQ Pride Month 2020.
Matt Nosanchuk addresses police policies and NYJA’s position on legislation to reform police through practices, policies, and training to stop systemic racism.
This article in Patch covers NYJA’s letter signed by more than 350 Jewish leaders in New York, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass meaningful police reforms.
Acts of police violence we have witnessed in the streets of New York, Buffalo, and elsewhere in New York this past week demand that we shine the brightest possible light on the culture and actions of law enforcement in the state. We strongly support legislation that forms the rest of the SAFER NY Act and that will account for discriminatory policing through increased reporting practices and strengthening prosecutorial oversight of police misconduct.
This article, written by Molly Boigon, appeared in The Forward as a News item. The article notes NYJA’s support for efforts by New York State Attorney General Letitia James to look into reports of unequal enforcement by the NYPD of social-distancing requirements due to coronavirus.
The Forward reports on NYJA’s letter to Gov. Cuomo with 100 other Jewish organizations and leaders urging him not to undo the state’s bail reform law.
Rabbi Timoner and Rabbi Kleinbaum explain the purpose of NYJA in an article published by The Jewish Week. The new organization will have a New York focus, “a voice that is politically Jewish,” concentrating on such issues as bail reform, criminal justice and anti-Semitism.
African American & Jewish Organizations: Violence and Discrimination Shouldn’t be Part of NYPD Social Distancing Enforcement
The New York Jewish Agenda and the African American Clergy and Elected Officials Coalition released a joint statement: “We were profoundly disturbed to see the news reports and video of an NYPD officer using physical force against African-American men to enforce social distancing rules on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Saturday. On the very same afternoon, New York’s parks were filled with individuals, mostly white, who disregarded social distancing rules without police intervention.”