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DC Purim Prep

DC
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
2027 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Purim is a joyful Jewish holiday that is often celebrated by passing out mishloach manot (bags of sweet gifts). This year, the first vote on the Street Vendor Advancement Act falls on Purim, and we’re headed to the Wilson Building to deliver mishloach manot to the vendors who are pushing for this bill to pass, to demonstrate our community’s support for their dignity and safety.

DC Purim Action

DC
The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennslyvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Purim is a joyful Jewish holiday that is often celebrated by passing out mishloach manot (bags of sweet gifts). This year, the first vote on the Street Vendor Advancement Act falls on Purim, and we’re headed to the Wilson Building to deliver mishloach manot to the vendors who are pushing for this bill to pass, to demonstrate our community’s support for their dignity and safety.

Baltimore City Purim Action

Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall
100 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD

Join JUFJ and our partners to deliver mischloach manot to our local elected officials!

Maryland Community Meeting

Maryland State

Join us for our next Maryland Community Meeting where we'll discuss campaign updates and how we can best move our work forward. All are welcome!

Think Jewishly, Act Locally: Changemaking in DC’s Local Government

DC
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

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.

Think Jewishly, Act Locally: DC’s Budgets are Moral Documents

DC
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

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.

Think Jewishly, Act Locally: Speak Your Truth to Power in DC

DC
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

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.

Maryland Community Meeting

Maryland State

Join us for our next Maryland Community Meeting where we'll discuss campaign updates and how we can best move our work forward. All are welcome!

Maryland Community Meeting & Debrief

Maryland State

Join us for our last Maryland Community Meeting of the legislative cycle to review what we accomplished during this past state session!

Tot Shabbat for Justice with Hill Havurah + JUFJ

DC
Hill Havurah
212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC

Families, come celebrate Shabbat with us! On Saturday, August 12, we’ll join Hill Havurah for a special Tot Shabbat for Justice.

Working 9 to 5: A Women’s Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie

Baltimore
Maryland State

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.

JUFJ @ the Capital Jewish Museum’s Block Party

DC
Capital Jewish Museum
575 3rd St. NW, Washington, DC

Kick off the Jewish New Year at the Capital Jewish Museum's grand opening block party featuring live music, wares by artisans & makers, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and more!

Free

Downloadable Guide: “Sukkot and Housing Justice”

“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.

Baltimore Action Team Meeting in the Sukkah

Baltimore
Beth Am Synagogue
2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD

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.