Yesterday I attended a Rosh Hashanah reception at Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff’s residence in DC. It was inspiring to hear the Second Gentleman talk about the administration’s commitment to implement their plan to fight antisemitism (which we at Bend the Arc proudly contributed to) and his reminder that “being joyful and living openly as Jews is what we all need to do.”
As Vice President Harris said yesterday, “it is important for us to be clear-eyed about what is at stake and agree we can do something about it. There is a venom coursing through our country, and we are the antidote. It is us who in this moment are prepared to rise and do what is important to bring us together, and not allow forces to divide us.”
As the only Jewish social justice organization working solely on domestic issues nationwide, it is clear to me that now more than ever, the work we’re doing is vital. Across the country, Bend the Arc is organizing Jewish communities, rising up alongside partners, and fighting to make the future we dream of — one with the sweetness of safety and liberation for all of us — a reality.
Every Rosh Hashanah, Bend the Arc launches a fundraiser to mark the end of the Jewish calendar, the same way most organizations do at the end of the Gregorian calendar. Will you help us build a sweeter future as we enter 5784 by giving today?
Wishing you a sweet new year,
CEO, Bend the Arc