Jews United for Justice leads Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community. Learn More about JUFJ
We've grown dramatically in the last five years: quadrupled our staff, budget, and activist base, and developed a strong reputation and track record. Our plan for the next three years lays out a vision for another big step forward.
How did we get here? Where are we going? Find out what we've got in store, read the full plan, and leave your comments here.
Sixty-one JUFJ leaders gathered on June 2 to hear from campaign reps, discuss in groups, and vote.
We're proud to announce we will be working with the Raise Maryland coalition in the coming year to raise the MD minimum wage to $10.10! A whopping twelve people committed to being leaders on the campaign's core team. RSVP for the first planning meeting on June 27, or contact email@example.com to get involved. Check out the photos from Sunday too!
- Members Emmy Stup and Ben Block had a fire in their apartment. Sign up to bring them meals.
- The Jeremiahs had a beautiful closing retreat, and took nice photos.
- Activists in the District, including our own Rabbi Gilah Langner (left), testified against marked drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Read on in this week's news.
It's been another great year for the Jeremiah Fellowship, and we want to celebrate with the whole JUFJ community! As our Jeremiahs graduate, please join us on Wednesday, June 17th at HRC for dessert and inspiring stories from the Fellows. RSVP here.
We at JUFJ are heartbroken to share the news that Elissa Froman (Jeremiah '09-'10 and JUFJ board member) died in April after a long illness.
Elissa was a powerful force for love and justice in the world and a devoted JUFJ leader. Click here to read more about her life and work. Elissa was honored at a June 2 service at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.
JUFJ Executive Director Jacob Feinspan came to DC in his early twenties to work for the Religious Action Center, and then he became American Jewish World Service's first DC staffer. The same way AJWS' Washington presence quickly bloomed, JUFJ has expanded rapidly under Feinspan's leadership. Feinspan's Jewish values have motivated him both globally and locally. As he once learned under Rabbi David Saperstein, he now sits in coalition alongside him. Read more about Jacob on the RAC's blog.