Memorial Walk



Dear NCJW | MI Members and Advocates,


There is a custom in many Jewish communities that, at the end of a shiva period (the seven-day period of initial mourning following burial), mourners take a walk around the block to symbolically mark the end of an intensely inward time and a return to the world.

Friday, October 2nd will mark the day for this symbolic ritual shift in our mourning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court.

To honor her memory and her legacy, we will mark the end of her shiva by walking back into the world – a world that demands that we fight for a fair and impartial judiciary.  We will walk to honor a justice who worked tirelessly until her last days for women’s rights, for reproductive rights, for LGBTQ+ rights, for voting rights and for justice, freedom and equality.

We are inviting all in our community, whether Jewish or not, to join us in honoring the memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


WHAT:      Walk Around the Courthouse

WHEN:      Friday, October 2, 2020, beginning promptly at 12:00PM

WHERE:    On the Plaza behind the Southfield 46th District Court
                       Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road


Rain or shine, we will gather in the plaza area between the rear of the courthouse & the police station.  Park in the parking lot in front of the courthouse and look for the person directing you to the plaza.

We anticipate the event will last between 30 and 45 minutes.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Although the walk is short, there will also be standing, so we advise that you wear comfortable shoes and check the weather forecast to determine appropriate attire.

We look forward to having you, your friends, and your families join us as we honor the accomplishments and leadership of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for women, children, and families.


Amy Cutler,
President, NCJW | MI
Cathy Cantor, Irma Glaser and Linda Levy,
NCJW State Policy Advocates, Michigan
Susan Marwil and Sue Simon,
Chairs, Courts Matter Michigan Coalition


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