Montgomery County police questioned my former student and his father on May 20. They expected to return home that afternoon. Instead, the county police turned them over to ICE and they remain [...]
JUFJ member Virginia Spatz prepared these readings and prayers for those who want to join us in their Shabbat observances at home or in their own congregations or minyans. Feel free to use these [...]
On Tuesday, June 18, JUFJ hosted a Racial Equity Community Conversation to discuss systemic racism in Montgomery County and to provide feedback to county government as they craft a racial equity [...]
Rabbi Alana Suskin spoke at the memorial for Robert White, who was shot and killed by a Montgomery County police officer last summer while walking through his own neighborhood. Here is what she said:
The cruel and unjustifiable actions of ICE in our homes and along the border cannot be tolerated. JUFJ has fought alongside immigrants in DC and Maryland to protect their rights as members of our [...]
There has been one disturbing story after another about how Black and Brown people are mistreated by police. JUFJer Melissa Goemann shares those stories and ways to get involved to reform policing.
On June 6, JUFJ members attended a public forum on policing with Montgomery County Executive Elrich and Council Member Will Jawando. Read some of their reflections.
JUFJ met with many of Montgomery County's State Senators and Delegates at our Legislator Lag Ba'Omer picnic last month. Thanks to all of the elected officials who joined us!
I am Anita Lampel. I live in Bethesda and I am active in local advocacy with Jews United for Justice. Thank you for letting me speak in support of funding for Early Childhood Education in [...]