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MD Campaign Updates and Sine Die 2022 Text Bank

Maryland State

Come text bank with us as we recruit our community to take final action on our key priorities and join our big celebration for Sine Die (the end of the legislative session)!

Why We Say Defund

Baltimore

What do we mean when we say “Defund the Police?” What does “Defund'' mean in practice? And, what do our Jewish values say about just and fair budgets?

Maryland Legislative Redistricting

Maryland State

Join Jews United for Justice, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Howard County to learn more about the statewide redistricting process and what it means moving forward.

DC Politics Crash Course 101: DC Government

DC

Join us for a fast and furious session on the basics of politics in DC, from who our DC councilmembers are to how a bill becomes a law and how the DC budget works.

Sound the Shofar for DC Domestic Workers

DC

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.

Rosh Hashanah: JUFJ Closed

JUFJ honors the rhythms of the Jewish calendar and we incorporate into our work Jewish values of reflection, celebration, and taking time away from work for rest and renewal. To honor those values, JUFJ is closed for Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur: JUFJ Closed

JUFJ honors the rhythms of the Jewish calendar and we incorporate into our work Jewish values of reflection, celebration, and taking time away from work for rest and renewal. To honor those values, JUFJ is closed for Yom Kippur.

Sukkot: JUFJ Closed

JUFJ honors the rhythms of the Jewish calendar and we incorporate into our work Jewish values of reflection, celebration, and taking time away from work for rest and renewal. To honor those values, JUFJ is closed for the first two days of Sukkot.

Green New Deal for Housing

DC

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.

Maryland Community Kickoff: Schmooze in the Sukkah

Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation
5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD

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).

Schmooze in the Sukkah DC

DC

Join JUFJers from across DC to schmooze, celebrate Sukkot, and build community. Whether you've never been to a JUFJ event, you're just joining our work, or you've been involved for years, everyone is welcome! This event will be held in person in a sukkah near you.

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah: JUFJ Closed

JUFJ honors the rhythms of the Jewish calendar and we incorporate into our work Jewish values of reflection, celebration, and taking time away from work for rest and renewal. To honor those values, JUFJ is closed for Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Maryland Organizing Kickoff: Agenda for Action

Maryland State

Join us as we kick off our work in this new Maryland legislative session! At this event, you’ll learn about our issue areas and partners. We will share campaign options, ask what you are most excited to work on, and how you want to get involved. If you want to be part of shaping our work for our most people-powered session yet, please join us for this important event. Everyone is welcome!

Question H at the Polls

Baltimore

Raise awareness about this historic ballot measure on Election Day with JUFJ and our partners at CJSJ, SURJ, and CASA. Help pass local control in Baltimore by signing up for a shift on Election Day! Folks must attend a Zoom training on Monday from 7-8 PM, and pick up materials at CASA on Sunday from 10 AM - 1 PM, or JUFJ on Monday from 12 PM - 6 PM. You will receive more information via email after you RSVP.

Not in my Eruv? Navigating Orthodoxy and Progressive Advocacy

Baltimore
Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD

What does it mean to be an Orthodox Jew engaging in social justice? Join JUFJ to welcome Dr. Hannah Lebovits for a hybrid community conversation about affordable housing, progressive advocacy, and the Orthodox community. Hannah Lebovits is an assistant professor of public affairs at the University of Texas-Arlington and a contributing columnist at the Forward. Her research and teaching focus on topics related to housing and homelessness, community development, and social sustainability. A graduate of Beth Jacob of Jerusalem and Touro's Lander College for Women, Hannah now lives in the Dallas Orthodox community with her husband and two children.

The event will be hybrid; the Zoom component will be live-captioned.

The 2022/5783 Heschel Vision Awards

DC
Baltimore
Montgomery County
Maryland State

JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards celebrate members of our community who take action with deep moral commitment and who inspire and empower others. It’s a chance for all of us to be reminded of our values and to be together in community. Join us on Zoom at the 2022 Heschel Vision Awards.

Annapolis Academy: Our Issues, Our Legislators

Maryland State

Learn how to effectively tell stories and ask questions at the upcoming legislator meetings! Everyone who is asking questions at legislator meetings will have time to practice. This event is one hour and 15 minutes - sign up for the 6:30 PM or the 8:00 PM start time.