2011: Everyone Deserves A Good Job

Sunday, April 10th, 5:30-8pm

Adas Israel Congregation

This year's seder focused on widespread unemployment in our region and on the struggles of working families and low-income residents to find and keep good jobs.

Guests heard testimony from workers, childcare providers, and policy experts, and shared their own stories about work. JUFJ collected hundreds of handwritten letters to local officials on employment policy issues.

For making possible our biggest Labor Seder yet, we are very grateful to the dozens of volunteers who wrote the haggadah, spoke beautifully, led songs, set up beautiful seder tables, captained tables, led discussions, shopped, chopped, cooked, and of course, cleaned. We'll see you next year. See more photos on Facebook.


Seder attendees enjoy the Haggadah.

Kristi Matthews, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator at the Fair Budget Coalition.

Kristi Matthews, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator at the Fair Budget Coalition.

JUFJ Executive Director Jacob Feinspan shakes hands with Jos Williams, the President of AFL-CIO's Washington DC Metro Council.

Longtime JUFJ members Laura Bellows and Jess Gordon enjoy dessert.

Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, JUFJ's Program Director and Rabbi in Residence.

We sold out and then kept adding tables! More than 330 people attended the Labor Seder.

Cantor Charlie Bernhardt leads the crowd in song.

Tamara Rushovich and Kashmir Kustanowitz read Green and Just Celebrations, our guide to celebrating simchas in an environmentally-friendly way.