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.

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

Oy! What's the Future? July 8, 2021 6:30PM-8:00PM via ZOOM Register today for another great zoom discussion co-sponsored by the Florida Democratic Party Jewish Caucus! Our panelists will discuss a variety of topics, focused on Israel's new government and what to do next. Click here for more details and to register. Pre-registration is required!

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

Click here for a calendar of events for all Florida Democratic Party Jewish Caucus events at all chapters.

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?"