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November 2018

TLS Learning Shabbat

November 16 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington,DC20009United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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DC Annual Community Meeting

November 18 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DC

This is the moment we've all been waiting for! It's time for JUFJ to select our next DC campaigns! Dozens of people have guided our campaign selection process so far, thinking carefully about what change we can make in our city to move toward racial, social, and economic equity.

Join us to be in community, to eat together, and to help decide on our path forward. We will build this world with love — but we also need an action plan. Come to this meeting to connect with your community and determine the next steps JUFJ will take in DC.

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Montgomery County Community Convening: Preparing for House Meetings with Legislators-Immersive Experience

November 19 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda,MD20817United States
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Join JUFJ Montgomery County at our first monthly community convening! Each convening is a space for you to connect with other JUFJ leaders and supporters, stay updated on our ongoing projects, and take action with us on one of our campaigns. All are welcome.

The first half hour beginning at 6:30pm will be a general info session for those who are not familiar with JUFJ.

This month we will be preparing for our upcoming house meetings with our state legislators. Get ready for intimate, in-person conversations with your state legislators by practicing with us at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation. Experience a mock house meeting setting, and get trained in advocacy skills so that you are ready to represent progressive Jewish values this year.

We will have light refreshments!

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Maryland General Assembly Legislator House Meeting

November 26 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County

Join JUFJ and District 16 residents as we meet with our state representatives to discuss priorities for the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Racism and Antisemitism Workshop 3: Suzanne Feinspan

November 29 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
James and Hoffman, 1130 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,DC20036United States
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In this volatile national context, understanding how each of us is targeted by anti-Semitism, the effects that has on us and how our own oppression relates to other forms of oppression is critically important. In this workshop, we will explore some questions through interactive exercises and discussion.

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December 2018

Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

December 9 | 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda,MD20817United States
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Join Congressman Elijah Cummings, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ph.D., and incoming Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando for a special Hanukkah showing of the documentary "Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class." The event is co-sponsored with Adat Shalom.

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Baltimore Monthly Community Convening

December 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore,MD21210United States
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Join JUFJ Baltimore at our monthly community convening! Each convening is a space for you to connect with other JUFJ leaders and supporters, stay updated on our ongoing projects, and take action with us on one of our campaigns. All are welcome. We will have light refreshments!

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Racism and Antisemitism Workshop 4: Cherie Brown

December 12 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
DC
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW
Washington,DC20012United States
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This is an experiential workshop to understand what antisemitism is and to be able to identify when something is antisemitic and when it's not. Participants will explore their own personal experiences encountering antisemitism and learn about the negative impact of antisemitism on one's own life.

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January 2019

MD Statewide Legislative Kickoff

January 13, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

JUFJ's 2019 Maryland legislative kickoff is the most important chance of the year to learn the ins-and-outs of the campaigns we will be taking on this legislative session. You'll get educated on our 2019 issues and have the opportunity to receive training in how to be an effective advocate. Whether you are a seasoned activist, coming back for another year of making change in Annapolis, or you are brand new to advocacy at the state level, this is where we all learn the intricacies of JUFJ’s issues and strategize together toward a more just Maryland.

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