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Criminal Justice Reform

Congregation Shearith strives to be a community of Ahavat Chinam, love for the sake of love, love for the sake of understanding, love for the sake of lifting one another out of despair and doing the work of healing our wounds and our illness. Since we have many congregants — including many who work in the legal field — who feel passionate about Criminal Justice Reform, Rabbi Kaiman created this opportunity for CSI to work together to make an impact.

when/where we meet:

TBD — this new initiative just launched at the Say Chai at CSI event on August 18!

what we do:

Following in the footsteps of Ebenezer Baptist and The Temple, Shearith Israel is working with Donna Stribling, the Solicitor General of Dekalb County to create a summit that streamlines a process for a person with a record to have access to meaningful employment.  These record restriction summits draw attention to the system of mass incarceration that places stumbling blocks before the poor and prevents Teshuva rather than facilitating it.  Many organizations like Georgia Justice ProjectJewish Community Relation Council (JCRC), and Repair the World Atlanta are excited to partner with us in this work.

how to get involved:

Please stay tuned to the weekly eBlast for more information as we schedule an initial time for anyone who is interested to meet. To ensure you are added to our email list, please fill out the online interest form:

Criminal Justice Reform Interest Form

Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyyar 5781