In the News
Huffington Post | June 21, 2015
When you're keeping a tiny person alive and safe, you shouldn't be worrying about paying the rent or affording groceries or holding onto that job. Turns out most Americans agree with me. In 2012 a bipartisan poll on behalf of the National Partnership for Women and Families found that a whopping 86% of us support paid leave - 96% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans. But you would be wise not to hold your breath waiting for national legislation. That's why I'm part of a historic campaign in Washington, D.C. for a citywide paid family and medical leave program...
Montgomery County Gazette | June 10, 2015
Two groups, MomsRising and Jews United for Justice, held a family play day Sunday at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase. Besides featuring a story time, treats, face painting, animal balloons and arts and crafts, the afternoon was an opportunity for the parents to show their support for paid sick days legislation in Montgomery County, organizers said.
City Paper: Mobtown Beat | May 26, 2015
One group, including Molly Amster, the director of the Baltimore Jews United for Justice, and Sara McClean, a dietician with Moveable Feast, spent most of the day in Edmondson Village, though no one answered most of the doors they knocked on. At one house on Culver Street, a woman opened the door, closed it quickly, and then had her son come out to talk.
Jewschool | May 20, 2015
So when Freddie Gray was killed, and my beloved allies and friends took to the streets to call for justice, I knew where I had to be. As a Baltimore Jew, Freddie Gray’s death and the activism that followed has been heartbreaking, challenging, and inspiring.
Ha'aretz | May 5, 2015
Jews United for Justice, (JUFJ) has taken a more demonstrably public role in supporting African-American protestors. The group was formed in late 2014 to provide an outlet for Jews, mostly in their twenties and thirties, to engage in social justice work. Many of these activists turned out for Ferguson solidarity events earlier in the year, so it was not surprising to see 30 JUFJ members marching on April 25th in Baltimore with #JusticeForFreddie black-and-white picket signs...
Ha'aretz | May 2, 2015
The rally, organized by Baltimore United for Change, a coalition of grassroots organizations that focus on systemic inequality, was scheduled to begin Friday at 3 p.m. and was expected to draw hundreds of activists, including “dozens” from Jews United for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based community organization, according to a news release issued by the organization.
JTA: The Jewish Global News Source | April 30, 2015
Representatives of Jews United for Justice took part in a huge and peaceful march against police heavy-handedness.
Times of Israel | April 29, 2015
I walked down and joined a few congregants who joined a group from Jews United for Justice, and we had a Shabbat prayer experience together. Then we joined the protests at the Western District [police] headquarters where Freddie Gray had been, and walked through west Baltimore in what in my experience was a very peaceful demonstration. It was very civil.
The Jewish Daily Forwad | April 28, 2015
Alongside the words of these rabbis, JUFJ Baltimore Director Molly Amster reminded us that short-term accountability for Freddie Gray is at risk because Maryland’s laws, among the most favorable to police in the nation, stand in the way of full and fair investigation.
Washington Jewish Week | April 8, 2015
People should not have to choose between getting paid and taking care of themselves or family members, agreed Ethan Miller, who heads the paid sick-leave campaign for Jews United for Justice. JUFJ staff and volunteers have written letters, lobbied state legislators and helped raised awareness on the issue by speaking out at numerous events.