As Jewish communities throughout California and around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah, I want to extend my warmest greetings. Our Jewish neighbors usher in 5778 facing a U.S. presidential administration that has nurtured white nationalism and racial hatred. At times like this, we must remember to work together with all marginalized communities. We mustn’t allow this administration to scapegoat any oppressed people with its neoliberal policies that favor corporations over people, over the environment, and over peace.
By organizing as a unified force against the administration’s oppressive policies, we can create a California that supports all of its people, protects the environment we share, and becomes a society united for world peace.
Shana Tova, a good and sweet year!