Building a Sustainable Buffalo for All

Combating white Supremacy and Anti-Black Racism

Buffalo’s Jewish Community stands shoulder-to-shoulder linking arms with Buffalo’s Black Community as they deal with the aftermath of the horrific May 14th shooting that took the lives of 10 people and injured 3 others at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue. The Talmud tells us that: “Whoever destroys a soul; it is considered as if they destroyed an entire world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5). Our hearts and prayers extend to the families and friends of the deceased and to the larger community that mourns with them. May their memories always be a blessing.

In a blink of an eye, life changed in the City of Good Neighbors. These are times in which we must pull together and support one another. The Jewish community is here and will continue to be here for our neighbors; in Hebrew, we say – “Hineni” – We are here! With that, we wanted to share a number of resources for education, advocacy, and involvement that will help us build a sustainable and equitable Buffalo.

Understanding Disparities in Black Buffalo

How to Get Involved Long-Term

What we can do?

Immediate, short and long term action – the aftermath of a tragic Buffalo Shooting Changing Disparities and Building Relationships
By Deborah Goldman, co-chair; Adam Fogel co-chair and Mara Koven-Gelman, director

Combating white supremacy and anti-Black

Gun Control/Safety

Connect with your legislators

Diversity, Equity and Belonging work