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How Ritchie Torres built a fan base in the Jewish community

Amanda Berman first met Ritchie Torres on stage in January 2019. The city councilman, who represents the South Bronx, was speaking on a panel alongside Berman and other young progressives to discuss the Women’s March. “I had goosebumps immediately,” Berman, the founder of Zioness, recalled. After Torres spoke, Berman told Jewish Insider, “I pushed away …

We can – we must – show up as Zionists for Black Lives Matter

Zioness compiled an activist’s guide [https://zioness.org/resource/racial-justice-guide/] specifically geared towards anxious members of our community, explaining how they can show up in this moment to do the essential work, confident that they could respond to anti-Semitism if it appeared (thankfully, it mostly hasn’t). We created the guide because we believe that until they feel safe and equipped …

Jewish community urges combat against racism, bigotry

The Zioness Movement, which represents Jewish women who are active in political and social causes, commented “We must do more, though, than raise our voices. And we must do more than seek to heal our racial divides. We must confront, defeat, and dismantle white supremacy in America. … Zioness leaders in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis …

26 Jewish organizations speak out on the death of George Floyd

“Zioness is outraged and devastated by the senseless and brutal murder of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis Police Officer. As we’ve watched across the Twin Cities, it is clear that the entire city is experiencing unfathomable pain and trauma.”