Welcome

Welcome to the Sarasota County Democratic Jewish Caucus website. 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.

New 1/1/2021: FYI: Did you know this about Palestinian Refugees? 

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

Upcoming Events

Democracy Wins: Celebrating the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, January 17th, 5:00 PM ET/2:00PM PT for our special celebration, Click here for more details and to register.

"Oy, is Florida helpless?" Florida's rising Democratic voices  Speaker: US Congressman Ted Deutch. Sunday, January 24th , 11:00am to 12:30pm via ZOOM. Click here to preregister (required) and more details.

Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, January 28th at 7 PM on Zoom. Click for more details and to register.

(Click here for a list of all events - upcoming and past)

 

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?"