Programs

Our ongoing programs are a core component of JUFJ’s identity and a source of strength for our organization.

JUFJ’s annual Heschel Vision Awards honor local leaders who fuse activism with deep moral commitments. These leaders inspire and empower people from all walks of life.

Through the Jeremiah Fellowship, young Jewish leaders from a wide array of fields develop community organizing skills, and engage with Jewish teachings on economic justice.

Our annual DC Labor Seder brings together people from different backgrounds to reflect on the relevance of the eternal themes of slavery and liberation to our present day.

In Baltimore, JUFJ engages with our community to retell the story of Passover in the context of a local social justice campaign. As the story reminds us that it is our duty to side with the oppressed, the Social Justice Seder gives our community an opportunity to take action.

Tikkun Leil Shabbat is a songful, soulful Friday night service, with a short presentation on a pressing social justice issue.

JUFJ’s handbook of responsible buying, The Green and Just Celebrations Guide, works to ensure that Jewish simchas (celebrations) reflect Jewish ethics and values.