Sukkot is a holiday that reminds us to think about what it means to have a roof over our heads and a safe, stable place to live. Join JUFJ's Montgomery County housing team for an outdoor, in-person Sukkot dinner at B'nai Israel in Rockville. We invite you to bring your own dinner (no meat, please!) and nosh, learn, and socialize with us!
Effectively communicating about our issues to legislators is critical. Even more important than the facts and figures is sharing our stories and values. This storytelling training is valuable for anyone who is interested in telling a story at a Maryland legislator meeting or who is interested in writing testimony for any of our issues. This training is one hour and 15 minutes - let us know what shift you will attend when you register.
Effectively communicating about our issues to legislators is critical. Even more important than the facts and figures is sharing our stories and values. This storytelling training is valuable for anyone who is interested in telling a story at a Maryland legislator meeting or who is interested in writing testimony for any of our issues. This is a repeat of the training offered on November 8.
Join JUFJ at Repair the World Baltimore's 9th annual Hanukkah Brew HaHa!! We’ll be celebrating the 6th night of Hanukkah with our service and community partners as well as community members, including you. ✡️🕎Step out of the cold and into the hottest party of the holiday season 🔥 ! Enjoy latkes 🥔, Charmery ice cream 🍨, Union Craft Brewing beer 🍻 live music from DJ TNT 🎧, and win raffle prizes 🎁! The first 100 attendees will get to take home a custom Brew HaHa beer glass from years past. L'chaim! #BeTheShamash
Join us for our first Maryland Community Meeting of the 2024 Maryland legislative session where we'll discuss campaign updates and how we can best move our work forward! Join at 7:30 PM for General Assembly 101 if you're newer to JUFJ, or for a schmooze session if you're a returning JUFJer. The full meeting will begin at 8:00 PM. All are welcome!
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.