Racial bigotry, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, sexism, or any other form of hatred cannot be eradicated unless each and every one of us confronts it within our own circles of influence, family, friends and acquaintances. 


Silence is seen as being morally equivalent to consent. It takes unusual courage to stand up for the other(s)! So you are invited to sign this pledge and invite others to do the same. We plan to circulate it as widely as possible using social media. 


Help us spread the word!


While interacting with members of my own faith, ethnicity, and or gender community, as well as with others; if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community,

I pledge to STAND UP for the other and speak up to challenge bigotry in any form. 


Click the button below to make your pledge!

A Message from the Interfaith Coalition for Dignity

Representing a diversity of faith and ethnic communities in Greater Portland- Jewish, Muslim, and Christian:

We are one interfaith family
We believe that every human being is created in the image of God (or the Creator)
We choose friendship
We are called to see human dignity flourish




Bob Horenstein Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Rachel Nelson Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Lacy Kessinger Catholic
Marc Blattner Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Nadine Astrakhan Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Barry Cohen Jewish
Wendy Kahn Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Julie Alferez Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Lee Cordova Congregation Neveh Shalom
Bonni Goldberg Jewish
Michelle Gregory Jewish
Laurence Spiegel Jewish
Barbara Glazer CBI
Jill Rubenstein Jewish
Marsha Serling Goldberg Jewish
Wendy Mednick  
Linda Koonce Jewish Family & Child Service
Serene Piercy Jewish
Ronit Bezalel A Wider Bridge
Michelle Bombet Minch Congregation Beth Israel
Michael Weiner Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Esther Schwartz Beit Haverim
Jodi Garber-Simon Jewish - Modern Orthodox
Barbara Horwitz Beit Haverim
Ben Winkleblack Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Matt Cato Catholic
Peter Schwarzenberget  
Mark Zeitzer Jewish
Gabrielle Williams Beit Haverim
Barbara Gray Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Mallory Jarboe  
Linda Appel Havurah Shalom
Nava Sherwood Jewish
Tracey Snoyer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Brent Boswell  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Kimball Fisher Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints




Caron Rothstein  
Niki Pope  
Dale Pope  
Debra Kolodny Portland's UnShul
Ellen Fineman  
Judy Freeman Shaarie Torah Synagogue
Barbara Raymond Roman Catholic
Lupe Hernandez Adelante Mujeres
Linda Shivers Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jan Standlea Lake Oswego United Church of Christ
Kathryn Gordon Jewish
Cheryl Tonkin Jewish
Paula Sendar Jewish
Ruth Greenstein Jewish
Richard Lowensohn Congregation Beth Israel
Shirley Rackner Havurah Shalom
Morton Simon  
Aaron Douglas Gay Jew
Steve Rallison Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Sally Rosenfeld Jewish
Salma Ahmad Islamic Society of Greater Portland
Nathaniel Smith Jewish
David McFeeters-Krone Temple Beth Israel
Lynne Hana Reform
Max Netter Student, Congregation Beth Israel
Jonathan Banks Jewish
Stella Banks I'm Jewish
Bonnie Davis Reform
Carrie Banks Christian with Jewish husband and children
Max Young  
Evan Shereck Jewish
Carla Starett-Bigg Episcopalian/Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Debbie Frank Jewish
Todd Cooper Roman Catholic
Joshua Rose