On October 2, 2020 NCJW advocates and partners across the country participated in “Circle the Courthouse,” a symbolic walk to signify the end of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s shiva (mourning) period. From Jackson, Missippii to Tampa, Florida, to Nashville, Tennessee, to Los Angeles, California, we held close to 40 events across the country engaging hundreds of people in socially distant walks in communities, around local courthouses, and virtual walks held online.
In Washington, DC, our National walk at the US Supreme Court was co-sponsored by 27 organizations. We heard remarks from NCJW CEO Sheila Katz and Operation Understanding DC Executive Director Yolanda Savage-Narva; Rabbi Aderet Drucker of the Den Collective led us in the Mourner’s Kaddish; and NCJW Board President Dana Gershon read Kaddish by Marge Piercy. Our walk around the Court was a vivid reminder of all that Justice Ginsburg fought for and what is at stake in our democracy.
May her memory be for a revolution.