New video highlights Obama speech on American Jews and social change


It’s no secret that American Jews have a rich legacy of involvement in American social movements—the labor movement, the civil rights movement, women’s liberation, LGBT rights and immigration reform, to name just a few.

That’s why we’re so moved by this powerful new video, Hineni, created by our friends and colleagues at the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. Built around a moving speech by President Obama, this video chronicles how American Jews have played key roles in the arc of social change. As President Obama notes, American Jews have “made a difference on so many of the defining issues of the last half century. The world’s a better place for it.”

The video features AJWS President Ruth Messinger, along with many other familiar Jewish leaders. Take a look!

And if you missed Ruth’s op-ed about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, check it out here. How will you carry this work forward in the new year?

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2 Responses to New video highlights Obama speech on American Jews and social change

  1. Perry says:

    Historically a large number of Jews have been pro labor and against easy immigration to the USA because they understand that too much immigration leads to exploitation of labor. Today, many Jewish groups are out of step with most Jewish people who want some immigration reform but appose allowing 8 million illegal immigrants being allowed to work legally when there is 11 million unemployed Americans. One cannot rationally support the Senate-Obama immigration plan without being anti-worker.

  2. Perry says:

    Actually 21 Million unemployed in USA –I had number wrong

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