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.
Please join Oseh Shalom and Jews United for Justice for a special Zoom presentation by Ellen Cassedy, a co-founder of the 9 to 5 movement. Ellen will present her book and will provide a first-person account of the movement as well as the inspiring movie. We will also hear from a JUFJ leader about planning for the coming Annapolis session.
“Sukkot and Housing Justice 5784” is a downloadable guide to help us explore issues of housing justice during Sukkot. It includes Jewish sources from the Torah, the Prophets, and the Talmud examining the intersections of Sukkot and housing justice. The sources are meant to be used as a “grab bag” — in other words, use the ones that resonate with you and leave behind the ones you do not connect with. Many of the sources also include guiding questions to help you understand and dive deeper into what the text is trying to say.
Join JUFJers from across Baltimore for a special Baltimore Action Team meeting in the sukkah! We will enjoy pizza, reflect on the holiday of Sukkot, and discuss our ongoing issue campaign work. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a regular attendee or new to the work! The meeting will take place outside in the sukkah at Beth Am Synagogue. Please dress accordingly. In the event of rain, we will move the meeting online.
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.