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August 2019

Tisha B’Av: Jews Say #CloseTheCamps

August 11 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DC
Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Tisha B’av is a Jewish day of mourning, commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. We will use the saddest day on the Jewish calendar to mourn and resist the policies of our current government that are endangering, imprisoning, and deporting refugees and immigrants seeking safety.

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Tisha B’Av Rally to #ClosetheCamps

August 11 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Howard County Detention Center, 7301 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794 United States
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Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av) is a day of communal mourning, commemorating several catastrophes in Jewish history. This year on Tisha B'Av, we demand an end to the modern catastrophe of deportations and detention camps.

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Antisemitism and Christian Hegemony

August 13 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Join JUFJ, Charm City Tribe and Repair the World Baltimore for the second workshop in our series, "None of Us Is Free Until All of Us Are Free," a series around confronting and healing from our relationship to white supremacy.

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September 2019

Lecture & Workshop at Temple Emanuel: Anti-Semitism and Racism

September 8 | 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery County
Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Join Temple Emanuel in HaMakom for “Breaking through the Cycle: Understanding the Intersection of Anti-Semitism and Racism” a lecture/workshop by Cherie Brown, Founder & CEO of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI).

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The Intersectionality of Racism and Antisemitism

September 8 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Join Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation and JUFJ on September 8th for a workshop exploring how racism and antisemitism function in society, including how they divide people, internalize oppression, and their role in the white nationalist movement. The facilitators will be Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Founder and Director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Graie Hagans, National Organizer and Training Manager for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

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Civilian Policing Advisory Commission Work Session

September 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Join JUFJ and our partners to let the County Council's Public Safety Committee know we want the strongest, most independent Civilian Policing Advisory Commission.

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Baltimore Convening: Organizing 101

September 10 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Join us for our September Baltimore Community Convening: Organizing 101, on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 PM at Bolton Street Synagogue! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn or brush up on the basics of one of the most powerful tools for social change in the world - community organizing.

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MoCo Stands With Immigrants Rally

September 13 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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The forces of racism and hatred have decided to organize in Montgomery County and show their support for ICE. Let's counteract their hatred with our determination to continue to build a community that rejects racism, xenophobia, and other forms of hate.

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Baltimore Police Gag Orders Hearing

September 16 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

Join JUFJ and allies at the first hearing of the bill to end the practice of forcing gag orders on survivors of police abuse.

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Baltimore City Fair Elections Hearing

September 17 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Join JUFJ and allies at the first City Council hearing for Baltimore City's Fair Elections bill.

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People’s Forum for Racial Equity in Montgomery County

September 19 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850, MD 20850 United States
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Join the Montgomery County Racial Equity Network for a community-organized forum on racial equity policy. During the forum we will build a shared understand of what racial equity means for our daily lives; introduce the People's Priorities and Principles for Racial Equity in Montgomery County; and organize to ensure that our voices are heard during the racial equity legislation process this fall.

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FAIRVIEW: Matinee and Racial Equity Discussion

September 22 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DC
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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We have SOLD OUT our group tickets to FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. If you would like to see the play with us, please purchase tickets through the theatre website, woollymammoth.net.

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White Nationalism as a Political Movement

September 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21208 United States
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At this workshop we will learn together about White Nationalism as a political movement that through the efforts of State and non-State actors has grown in power and influence in the United States.

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October 2019

Maryland Statewide Legislative Kickoff

October 6 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maryland State
Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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As the Jewish year begins anew at Rosh Hashanah, so does JUFJ's Maryland legislative year. The kickoff is the holiday that starts the cycle, and this year it's your chance to help choose our campaign priorities for the 2020 Annapolis legislative session. Can't make it but want to help choose campaigns? Visit jufj.org/annapolis-selection to sign up.

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The Forum for Black and Brown Student Equity and Excellence

October 15 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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Join the NAACP Parents' Council and Identity, Inc. for an in-depth discussion and exploration of possible solutions to create better educational opportunities for Black and Brown youth in MCPS.

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Immigrant Solidarity in Howard County: Press Conference

October 16 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Community Action Council of Howard County, 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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Join us in calling on Howard County officials to end their contract with ICE.

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November 2019

Prep for State Legislator Meetings (Montgomery)

November 7 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Road
Rockville, MD 20851 United States
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Join JUFJ Montgomery County to get ready for intimate, in-person conversations with your state legislators. Learn about this year’s issues and practice your advocacy skills. We will have light refreshments!

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Prep for State Legislator Meetings (Video Call)

November 10 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland State

Join JUFJ to get ready for intimate, in-person conversations with your state legislators. Learn about this year’s issues and practice your advocacy skills.

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District 16 Legislator Meeting

November 11 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County

Join JUFJ and District 16 residents as we meet with our state representatives to discuss our agenda for the 2020 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Prep for State Legislator Meetings (Video Call)

November 11 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Maryland State

Join JUFJ to get ready for intimate, in-person conversations with your state legislators. Learn about this year’s issues and practice your advocacy skills.

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