Los Angeles Jewish Home's Blog

Rabbi Karen Bender Joins the Journey for Justice

This summer, more than 100 rabbis will join the NAACP in the Journey for Justice -- a 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. The theme of this historic march will focus on the racial inequalities we still face today -- "Our lives, our votes, our jobs, our schools matter." 

Today, the Los Angeles Jewish Home's very own Rabbi Karen Bender joined the march.

"50 years ago a Torah accompanied Martin Luther King Jr.'s march for civil rights in Selma, Alabama. When Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with King he said he felt as if he was praying with his feet. In this march, a Torah accompanies the 40 day ‪#‎JourneyforJustice from Selma, AL to Washington, DC. Today, I am praying with my feet in NC just as I use my words and my heart to pray every day for this country to become whole. We can overcome racial hatred and will someday achieve true equality -- not only in the eyes of the law but in the every day interactions of people. On this journey, I've met remarkable people -- I have learned so much from these phenomenal, passionate, life-long activists. I am honored to have participated in this historic march for racial justice."