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March 2019

Oseh Shalom & JUFJ Community Event featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin

March 17 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maryland State
Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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Join Congressman Jamie Raskin, Oseh Shalom Synagogue, and JUFJers from across Maryland for updates about what is happening in DC, in Annapolis, and what you can do to make a difference. Plus snacks and some Purim fun!

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Shushan Purim – Party & Rally!

March 21 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Montgomery County
Temple Shalom, 8501 Grubb Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States
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Join JUFJ, Am Kolel, Kehila Chadasha, Fabrangen, and Cheder Jewish Community for a Purim Party and Rally honoring activist Mike Tabor.Special guests include Congressman Jamie Raskin and County Executive Marc Elrich!With live music and dancing, guest speakers, finger foods and hamantashen, and a Take Action Table where you can write letters, sign postcards, and pack food boxes for shelters.

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Labor Seder 2019

March 31
DC
Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Join us for the 2019 Labor Seder, "In Every Generation!"

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April 2019

Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

April 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

April 3 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Community Response to Robert White Police Memo

April 7 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montgomery County
Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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Please join us for Community Response rejecting the Montgomery County Police Department’s clearance of Itself in the killing of Robert White, an unarmed Black man, in Silver Spring on June 11, 2018.

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Sine Die Celebration: the Last Day of the Maryland General Assembly Session

April 8 | 5:00 pm - April 9 | 12:00 am
Maryland State
Maryland Statehouse, 100 State Cir
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Join us at the Maryland Statehouse to celebrate Sine Die: the last day of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session! We'll have a first shift watching proceedings from the gallery at 5pm, dinner at a nearby restaurant at 7 pm, then a second shift watching from the gallery after dinner. Stay as long as you want! When everything wraps up at midnight, we'll grab a drink with the hardy few who are still awake, and then head home.

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Montgomery County 2020 Budget Hearings

April 9 | 5:30 pm - April 10 | 3:30 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Photo by Audrey Rothstein Photography (audreyrothstein.com)

Come to testify or to fill the chambers for a Montgomery County Council 2020 Budget Hearing! There will be 2 hearings on 2 different days. On April 9 at 7pm, and April 10 at 1:30pm. You can sign up for one or more of the hearings! The hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room. There will be a dinner before the hearing on the 9th at 5:30pm, and lunch before the hearing on the 10th at 12pm.

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“CHARM CITY” Documentary Screening and Discussion

April 14 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Doors open at 6pm. Film will begin at 6:15pm. Snacks will be provided.

CHARM CITY delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the work of JUFJ partner Safe Streets, a community-based approach to ending street violence.

After the documentary there will be a panel discussion featuring Alex Long, a violence interrupter featured in the film, along with Montgomery County community advocates Brandy H. M. Brooks and Candace Kattar. Together they will reflect on the film and highlight actions we can take locally.

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May 2019

Maryland 2019 State Session Debrief

May 5 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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Lobby Night photo by JUFJ member Mark Wolff

It has been a jam packed 3 months of state session, with victories, disappointments, and many lessons learned. Join us to reflect on all we learned and discuss areas for growth next year.

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Montgomery County Council Vote: LETT Act

May 7 | 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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The Montgomery County Council will be voting on the LETT Act at the meeting of the full council on May 7. Packing the chamber together with our partners in the Silver Spring Justice Coalition is a great way to show our support for this important first step towards police accountability and transparency. Join us for this important vote!

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Legislator Lag Ba’Omer

May 23 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montgomery County
Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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The state legislative session is over, but our legislative relationship building and advocacy continues! JUFJ Montgomery County is hosting a RAIN OR SHINE picnic with our state legislators in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer.

Join us to debrief the session with them, and explore how we can continue to work together. We will be gathering at the Picnic Pavilion in the Locust Grove Nature Center. This will be a fun and relaxed setting with food, treats, and a campfire — kids are welcome!

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June 2019

Montgomery County Community Forum on Policing

June 6 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Kennedy High School, 1902 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States
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As racist police practices make news in Montgomery County, we need to speak out about what we want from a new county police chief. Join County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Will Jawando for a forum to share our feedback on police policies and priorities.

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Memorial Service for Robert White z”l

June 11 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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Join JUFJ for a Memorial celebrating the life of Robert L. White z"l on the 1 year anniversary of his killing by a Montgomery County Police Officer. It will begin with a vigil at 6:00PM at Three Oaks Drive, near the corner of Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring. Then at 6:30PM there will be a processional to the church, one-half mile through neighborhood streets. and then there is the 7:00PM Service at Christ Congregational Church.

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Bill Introduction: Civilian Policing Advisory Commission

June 18 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Join JUFJ to support legislation being introduced in Rockville to make our county police accountable to county residents.

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Montgomery County Community Convening: Racial Equity

June 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Join JUFJ Montgomery County for a Community Convening on advancing racial equity in our region. Together we’ll use the county’s community conversation model to explore our roles in combating systemic racism and the concrete steps we can take to support our partners in the field. Our vision is for our conversation to include the full breadth of the JUFJ community, including white Jews, Jews of color, and non-Jewish fellow travelers and allies.

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July 2019

Stop the Raids

July 5 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
DC
Benjamin Banneker Park, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Join JUFJ at a Stop the Raids Rally at ICE Headquarters, on behalf of families that are being or have been separated.

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Never Again is Now: DC Mass Mobilization

July 9 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
DC
Spirit of Justice Park, New Jersey Ave & C St SE
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Join JUFJ and other Jewish activists to take action against ICE's enablers in Congress.

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Hearing: Civilian Policing Advisory Commission

July 9 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Join JUFJ and allies at the Montgomery County Council hearing to help hold our county police accountable to the residents of our county.

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Lights for Liberty – Kabbalat Shabbat

July 12 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DC
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Adat Shalom, Hill Havurah, The Jewish Studio, Am Kolel, Fabrangen Havurah, and JUFJ will come together for a Friday Night Shabbat service.

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