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January 21, 2022 - 5:37am
A beautiful story from Storycorps of how an act of kindness led to a lifetime of love. In 1941, Rabbi Philip Lazowski and his family were among the Jews banished from their village in Poland by the Nazis and forced to live in a ghetto. He remembers the woman who saved his life.
January 19, 2022 - 11:36am
"While everyone is physically safe, they are also forever changed. My community knows too well the pain, trauma and lost sense of security that comes when violence forces its way in, especially into our sacred spaces. ...We can think of no better response to Saturday’s events than to reject all forms of hate, Islamophobia among them — to do otherwise would serve only to perpetuate the fear and hate that led to Saturday’s events." — Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Tree of Life Synagogue
December 10, 2021 - 10:35am
What does it look like to stand together against racism and hate? What are the terms we use and methods for moving forward together? A new study from Yale sought to learn what activists themselves are looking for. They found that activists value allies who are trustworthy and willing to defer to activists’ leadership.
December 10, 2021 - 9:44am
After a right-wing hate group surprised the residents of Rockville Centre with an unpermitted march, local leaders responded with a much larger rally against hate. Watch a conversation with community leaders about the incidents from PBS's local public affairs show, MetroFocus. 
November 29, 2021 - 11:29am
In honor of United Against Hate Week, NIOT El Sobrante decided to host a virtual concert for their community. Organizer Becki Cohn-Vargas writes about the experience and shares tips for other NIOT groups who may want to host their own concerts. "Although none of our members had previously hosted a virtual concert, nor were we Zoom experts," she writes, "we discovered that putting on a virtual concert was both great fun and not that hard to do. We also managed to do it without spending a penny. So we decided to share the steps we took in the hopes that we will inspire other NIOT groups to take on the challenge."