SURJE

FHJC SURJE, Standing Up for Racial Justice & Equity

Our Vision

FHJC SURJE challenges itself to live up to the principle of tikkun olam by embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people.  FHJC is a place of welcome for Jews of all races, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ability, and socio-economic status.

Our Mission

The mission of this committee is to advance our vision by educating our members about racism and other diversity, equity, and inclusion issues by organizing discussions, providing resources, and by other means within the synagogue.

SURJE will advocate for people of color (diversity, equity and inclusion) in FHJC and the local community; advising the shul when a response is needed on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Leveled readers and read-alouds with Black characters or a Black point of view:

Cece Loves Science: Push and Pull (I Can Read Level 3) by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes, et al.

Just For You!: Hurry Up! by Bernette Ford (Level C)

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell (Level E)

Books by Ezra Jack Keats- The Snowy Day, Peter’s Chair, Goggles… (Level J)

Princess Truly series by Kelly Greenawalt Lola series by Anna McQuinn (Level J)

Jabari Jumps and  Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall (Level J)

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill (Level K)

Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller (Level M)

Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue (Level M)

A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams

A Story About Afiya by James Berry, Anna Cunha (Hardcover)

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship by Markette Sheppard, Charly Palmer

Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg, Ross Burach 

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts 

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper 

The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan, Tom Knight

Books by Black Authors

What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia McKissack

Ana and Andrew series by Christine Platt

Hair Love (there is also an animated short of this story) by Matthew Cherry

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin (poetry/verse) (Level J) by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Be A King (Level L) by Carole Boston Weatherford

Dream Big (Level M) by Deloris Jordon

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Imani’s Moon by Janay Brown Wood

Do Like Kyla (Level H), Lily Brown’s Paintings (Level L), Tell Me a Story, Mama (Level L) by Angela Johnson

We March (Level I) by Shane W. Evans

Another by Christian Robinson

Thank You, Omu! By Oge Mora

Sail Away by Donald Crews

Biographies

Christine Platt- Biographies- Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vashti Harrison- Little Ladies: Bold Women in Black History, Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

Anna Membrino- I Look Up To…Michelle Obama

Diversity, Culture, Acceptance…

All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street) by Bobbi Kates and Joe Mathieu 

Speak Up by Miranda Paul and Ebony Glenn

Lovely by Jess Hong

Where are you From? by Yamile Saied Méndez

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade 

A Place Called Home: Look Inside Houses Around the World (Lonely Planet Kids) by Lonely Planet Kids, Kate Baker

You Matter by Christian Robinson

Antiracist Baby Board Book by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead 

Grades 3-5: Books with Black Characters and/or Written by Black Authors

Out of Left Field by Klages, Ellen

Breakout by Messner, Kate

Trouble the Water (Level V) by Dowell, Frances O’Roark

Spirit Week Showdown (Level R) by Allen, Crystal

Horizon (Level V) by Westerfeld, Scott

All Different Now (Level S) Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Johnson, Angela*

Kinda Like Brothers (Level Z) by Booth, Coe*

Skateboard Party by English, Karen*

The Parker Inheritance 

by Johnson, Varian*

The Lincoln Project (Level V) by Gutman, Dan

Framed! by Ponti, James

Ruby Lee & Me (Level T) by Hitchcock, Shannon

A New Beginning  My Journey With Addy by Patrick, Denise Lewis*

As Fast as Words Could Fly by Tuck, Pamela M.*

Ghost Boys by Rhodes, Jewell Parker*

Towers Falling (Level W) by Rhodes, Jewell Parker*

P.S. Be Eleven (Level X) by Williams-Garcia, Rita*

If I Just Had Two Wings (Level T) by Virgina Frances Schwartz*

Send One Angel Down (Level T) by Virgina Frances Schwartz*

Gone Crazy in Alabama (Level V) by Williams-Garcia, Rita*

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond (Level T) by Woods, Brenda*

The Mighty Miss Malone (Level U) by Curtis, Christopher Paul*

Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome (Level R) by Montague, Brad

Poems in the Attic  by Grimes, Nikki*

Zoe in Wonderland (Level T) by Woods, Brenda*

Looking Like Me (Level R-picture book) by Myers, Walter Dean*

Betty Before X By Shabazz, Ilyasah*

The Crossover (Level Z) by Alexander, Kwame*

Under the Same Sun (Level N) by Robinson, Sharon*

Unstoppable Octobia May (Level W) by Flake, Sharon*

I Am Enough (picture book) by Byers, Grace*

We March (Level I-picture book) by Evans, Shane*

Preaching to the Chickens (picture book)

The Story of Young John Lewis by Asim, Jabari*

The Youngest Marcher (Level T-picture book)

The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist by Levinson, Cynthia

The Seventh Most Important Thing (Level Y) by Pearsall, Shelley

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 (Level U) by Christopher Paul Curtis*

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Level W) by Mildred D. Taylor*

One Crazy Summer (Level W) by Rita Williams-Garcia*

The Skin I’m In (Level W) by Sharon G. Flake*

CALLING ALL ARTISTS 
Ages 5-95! 
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP! 
WE NEED A LOGO!
 
(And we are offering a $25 gift card to a local Black-owned business
 and a $25 donation in your name to a racial justice charity of your choice)
 
~~~~The Details~~~
 
FHJC SURJE (STANDING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY) 
We are looking for a logo to use on all of our materials, as well as on the FHJC newsletter and website, that will best represent our mission and vision.
 
Some info on us:
 

Our Vision

FHJC SURJE challenges itself to live up to the principle of Tikkun Olam by embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people.  FHJC is a place of welcome for Jews of all races, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ability, and socioeconomic status.

 

Our Mission

The mission of this committee is to advance our vision by

educating our members about racism and other diversity, equity, and inclusion issues by organizing discussions, providing resources, and by other means within the synagogue.

SURJE will advocate for people of color (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in FHJC and the local community; advising the shul when a response is needed on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Details:

How: We are open to any format, color, and type of logo.

Our committee will choose a logo that best represents our mission and vision.

When: Deadline for submission is August 21st

Who: creative people of any age or skill level

Huh?: contact us with any questions

Where: Email your logo and any questions to FHJC.SURJE@gmail.com

Coming soon!

Email: FHJC.SURJE@gmail.com