Sound the Shofar for economic justice! DC domestic workers deserve the same workplace rights as all other workers. Join other JUFJers for an in-person action before Rosh Hashanah to remind the DC Council to pass the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.
This Sukkot, we're imagining a DC where everyone has access to housing and where we keep our planet safe and beautiful for everyone who lives on it — and we're fighting for that future! Join JUFJ, Sunrise DC, and Councilmember Janeese Lewis George (in a sukkah!) to learn more about the Green New Deal for Housing bill, and how you can help build a more sustainable, affordable DC.
Join JUFJers from across Maryland to schmooze, celebrate Sukkot, and build community, with music and singing led by Cantor Rosalie Will. Whether you're just joining JUFJ's statewide work, or you've been involved for years, everyone is welcome! This event will be held in person at Columbia Jewish Congregation (5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia).
Join JUFJ's Montgomery County leaders and staff for kosher Chanukah food, apple cider, a nature walk, and mindfulness activities at Cabin John Regional Park! Whether you're new or returning to JUFJ, everyone is welcome to this family-friendly event — kids and grandkids are invited to join the fun, too! Options are available for mobility accessibility. Please be sure to indicate how many people will join you!
This Sunday and Monday mark Tu B’Shevat (the New Year of Trees), a holiday that some Jews celebrate by planting trees and remembering our commitments to the earth and the environment. Join us on the B'nai Israel/Jewish Museum of Maryland campus for a Climate Justice Tu B'Shevat seder! We're partnering with B'nai Israel, BAYITT, Hazon, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Jewish Youth Climate Movement, and Moishe Pod Federal Hill!
This Sunday and Monday mark Tu B’Shvat (the New Year of Trees), a holiday that some Jews celebrate by planting trees and remembering our commitments to the earth and the environment. Join us at 6th & I Historic Synagogue for a Tu B’Shvat seder. JUFJ organizer Jenna and Housing Security Working Group co-chair Charlotte will talk about the exciting Green New Deal for Housing that would help create environmentally sustainable affordable housing in DC. Plus four cups of wine!
In an ever-changing world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by both local and global issues. This training will break down the basics of activism, including strategies for effective storytelling, lobbying, and digital media, plus tips for planning or participating in a rally. Gain concrete skills, learn from experienced activists, and connect with others who want to make positive change in our community.
Many Jews feel called to the work of tikkun olam — repairing the world — but trying to solve global problems is far too much for one person. But one person can make a tremendous difference when we focus on what is happening right here. Join us for an interactive workshop with community organizers focused on building a more just Washington, DC. We’ll learn about how our local government works, and what each of us can do to make real change for the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors here in our own community.
The DC budget says a lot more than any politician’s speeches about what is truly valued by the people we elect to represent us. Join us to learn about the budget process, past victories for social justice won through budget campaigns, and what you can do right now to ensure that next year’s budget reflects the Jewish social justice values that many of us share.
One of the most effective ways to speak truth to power is to testify before the DC Council. Hearing the stories and personal narratives of constituents helps move elected officials to take action on the issues that really matter. Join us for a workshop on how to create meaningful written testimony based on your personal story and values. We’ll practice connecting your story to specific issues that are before the Council, and how to make policy change through righteous storytelling.
As we head into an election year full of tension and controversy, it can feel like our voices aren’t always heard or meaningful. One of the most effective ways to have a real impact is making change at the local level though, right here in our city. Join us over brunch for an interactive workshop. We’ll learn about the structure and function of the DC government and concrete ways each of us can engage with local government officials to make real change for the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.
Jewish tradition teaches that in a just world, all people would have what the Torah calls dei machsoro, resources sufficient for their needs. A city budget reflects the priorities and promises of city officials much better than their words. Here in DC, the city’s resources are abundant, but they are not allocated equitably so that everyone benefits. In this workshop we will learn about the DC budget process, past victories for social justice won through budget campaigns, and what you can do right now to ensure that next year’s budget reflects the Jewish social justice values that many of us share.
Research shows that simply providing statistics around an issue is not enough to move people to make change; personal stories and connecting the issue to real people’s lives is a necessary component. Sharing our stories with those in power is one of the best ways to move the needle on social justice issues we care about. One of the most effective ways to do this is to testify before the DC Council. Hearing the stories and personal narratives of constituents helps move elected officials to take action on the issues that really matter. In this workshop we will learn how to create powerful written testimony based on your personal story and values. We’ll practice connecting our stories to specific issues that are before the DC Council and get people ready to testify for just change.