Welcome

Welcome to the Sarasota County Democratic Party Jewish Caucus website. We are a chapter of the Florida Democratic Party Jewish Caucus (fljewishdems.org).

Click on a topic on the star below to learn more about SCDJC and how you can get involved!  Important message and video from Jerry Fleischer, President, SCDJC.

Other Views: Jewish Democratic Council of America's (JDCA) Four Observations about the Crisis in Israel

Please see the press release from Homeland Security, National Terrorism Advisory System-TERRORISM THREAT TO THE U.S. HOMELAND.  Specifically, the Bulletin details the threats posed by domestic terrorists, individuals, and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. We need to remain vigilant, focusing on prevention rather than a response-only model. What can you do? Report suspicious behavior/incidents to law enforcement and at Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee SRQ Safe https://jfedsrq.org/srqsafe. No matter how small the event may seem, the litmus test is if you had to stop and think about making a report, make a report, please.

Time to renew your membership. Click here for the renewal form.

Upcoming  Sarasota Chapter Events (Click here for a calendar of events for all Florida Democratic Party Jewish Caucus events at all chapters including Sarasota.)

Nosh and Knowledge

Sunday, September 12th 11:00AM

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bagel) as this is via Zoom

Margaret Good: How to Build Local Power

The Sarasota County Democratic Jewish Caucus proudly presents Margaret Good, who will be discussing her new initiative "Build Local Power" Please join us, become involved and let's turn Florida BLUE!

Margaret is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives.

Visit the website to learn more about the organization's mission: BuildLocalPower.com

Click here for more details and to register. Pre-registration is required!

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Click here for a list of all Sarasota sponsored events - upcoming and past

Click here for FLJewishDems.org newsletters.

 

Above: Jeff Solomon, our Community Security Director gave us a super interesting and informative program on April 27, 2021.  His position is a partnership with our Federation and a national nonprofit organization, Secure Community Network.  There is a vast amount of information and downloadable resources at jfedsrq.org, under the Security tab, SRQSafe.  There is a place to report an incident, too.  The good news is that he feels we are in an “Extremely Safe Community”.   Hooray for that!

 

Above: Sarasota County Democratic Jewish Caucus at Environmental Caucus Rally 4/21/2021. From left to right: Barbara Kaufman, Nikki Fried (Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services), Julie Friedman (SRQ Jewish Dems Membership Chair)

 

Tzedakah / Mitzvah / Tikkun Olam Opportunities  (Charitable Giving / Do Good / Perfect or Repair the World)

 

 

The Rise of Anti-Semitism

 

   As a Jewish caucus, it is imperative for us to take a stand and to actively engage in combating acts of hate, as is written in Leviticus (19:16), “Do not stand idly by.” --- ס֣וּר מֵ֭רָע וַעֲשֵׂה־ט֑וֹב בַּקֵּ֖שׁ שָׁל֣וֹם וְרָדְפֵֽהוּ׃ Shun evil and do good, seek amity and pursue it. --- Pirkei Avot 2:16 He [Rabbi Tarfon] used to say: It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but neither are you free to desist from it. --- In Avot, Hillel stated "If I am not for myself, who is for me? And being for my own self, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?"