Dear,Last week, the oldest and most respected Jewish paper in the United
States,the Jewish Daily Forward, did the unimaginable. They named Rebecca Vilko-
merson, the director of of Jewish Voice for Peace, one of the top 50 Jewish
leaders in the United States.
Rebecca’s inclusion on the list is really a symbol of JVP becoming a
force that cannot be ignored. It is a stunning acknowledgement of the
work of the staff, board, chapters and countless volunteer activists
who have spent years making Jewish Voice for Peace what it is, a sign
of our extraordinary progress. Today, we are the only national U.S.
Jewish group that fights for full equality for Israelis and Palestinians.
We can’t stop now. We’ve got our foot in the door – and now it’s time to kickit
wide open. And, we need your help to do it.
You see, to be acknowledged for our influence in the Jewish world is nearly
unthinkable. We’ve been handed a moment to exponentially increase that
influence. We’ve got to be louder, stronger and bigger – and that means finding
more and more people who, like you, are willing to speak the truth, to speak of
peace, to dissent with us.
This isn’t just our idea, though. When a couple of donors heard the news
about Rebecca’s inclusion in Forward, they came to us and asked, “What’s
the most important thing we can do to make the most of this moment?”,
the answer seemed obvious.