Jews all over the world recently celebrated the festival of Hanukkah by lighting the menorah and savoring symbolic foods. However, even the most thoughtful modern commentators rarely note that the historical events that Hanukkah commemorates also represent a striking, yet unheralded contribution to the evolution and establishment of Judaism’s highest value: The sanctity of life.
December 11, 2018 - 2:04pm
December 6, 2018 - 5:51pm
The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was a tragic reminder of what's at stake. Many of us have been or know someone who has been targeted by hate based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, and/or nationality. But, together, we can take action. I'm writing to remind you there is something we can do to stop hate.
December 1, 2018 - 3:59am
Recent Not In Our Town anti-hate event highlights from Marin County.
December 1, 2018 - 3:41am
During the eight day celebration of Hanukkah Jewish families light candles together. This clip from the first Not In Our Town film is a message of hope that we can all work together to stop the rise in anti-Semitism, bigotry, hate, and violence that has shaken our communities
November 18, 2018 - 10:12am
At a time when hate is rising as a toxic poison in our country, Bay Area Stands United Against Hate Week is an initiative focused on eradicating hate and bullying, eliminating implicit bias and driving civil discourse as the norm in our communities. Last month, 20 cities, towns and counties, and over 35 school districts, colleges and community organizations participated in this inaugural week of events. Not In Our Town was proud to be a cosponsor of the week and many events.