In the News
The Baltimore Jewish Times | March 20, 2015
“I think the Jewish community came to the United States for refuge, and many of our families came precisely because they feared the authorities who were supposed to protect them,” [Molly Amster, Baltimore JUFJ Director] said. “How could we be good Jews if we didn’t stand with the black community that is being similarly affected by policing today?”
Washington Jewish Week | July 23, 2014
JUFJ leader Eli Kasargod-Staub discusses his presence at a meeting with Governor O'Malley about how Maryland can respond to the influx of children fleeing violence in Central America, as part of a larger article about the Jewish community's response.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism | May 28, 2014
JUFJ's Executive Director, Jacob Feinspan, shares some thoughts on how technology can actually help working parents stay connected to loved ones far away, including at difficult times.
Washington Jewish Week | May 14, 2014
JUFJ organizer Monica Kamen is profiled as an alumna of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, an organization that places 1-2 full time corps-members with JUFJ every year.
Jewish News 1 | April 4, 2014
Coverage of the Labor Seder, including interviews with Jane Yamaykin, Mitch Crispell, and Rabbi Elizabeth Richman.
Tikkun Magazine | March 10, 2014
In a few short years, same-sex marriage went from being an untouchable political hot potato to a broadly accepted civil right in eighteen states and the District of Columbia. Jews, and their social justice organizations, helped make that happen.
Labor Notes | February 21, 2014
In December lawmakers in Washington, D.C. and two neighboring Maryland counties voted to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour in all three jurisdictions. It was a regional cooperation unprecedented in this country. Too often, minimum wage increases are defeated when opponents argue that businesses will flee across city or state lines.
The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg of Congregation Beth Am and Jews United For Justice was among many clergy who spoke at a rally on Monday about why his religious faith compels him to speak out in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Zeek | January 30, 2014
In December, Washington DC and two neighboring counties in Maryland raised their minimum wages at the same time, the first time jurisdictions aligned their strategic efforts across state lines. The Jewish community, through JUFJ, was at the heart of this victory.