What Kelly Loeffler Should Have Written To the Jewish Community

Zoe Samuel
3 min readDec 19, 2020

Senator Loeffler wrote an actual open letter, which can be read here.

Below is what she should have written.

Kelly Loeffler offers a more authentic connection than she did the Jewish community, via Wikimedia Commons

An Open Letter to the Jewish Community

by: A Candidate Who Has Actually Talked To Actual Jews

My name is [NAME], and I’m running for Senate in the great state of Georgia. I’m writing to the Jewish community about how I hope to partner with you on this journey.

These are difficult times: times of vast and increasing inequality, a raging covid pandemic, and right-wing authoritarians grasping power in many nations. Extremist rallies in Charlottesville and beyond have put a modern face on ancient hatreds, that particularly threaten the safety of our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community.

I recently had the good fortune to spend the — safely socially distanced! — final night of Chanukah with my friends [NAMES OF ACTUAL LOCAL JEWISH LEADERS WITH PHOTO OF ACTUAL EVENT], where we discussed the Chanukah story; a tale that reminds us, no matter how dark things get, hope is possible. I truly believe that if we stand together, this is as true today as it was in the time of the Maccabees.