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April 2019

REAR Act Hearing Prep Session

April 18 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
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Join us to prepare for the first hearing for the Racial Equity Achieves Results Act! The bill is an important step in the right direction for making DC's programs and agencies more racially equitable. It also can and should be improved.

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DC Council Call-In Day

April 25 | 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
DC

Help us flood the phones in Chairman Mendelson’s office to call for full funding for the Birth-to-Three for All Act!

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REAR Act Hearing

April 25 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
DC
The John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennslyvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Join us as we pack the hearing for the Racial Equity Achieves Results Act! The bill is an important step in the right direction for making DC's programs and agencies more racially equitable. It also can and should be improved.

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Environmental Gentrification: the Case of Anacostia Part 2

April 28 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
DC
Kingman Island

Join us for part 2 of our Anacostia River series to learn more about the river's ecological and environmental challenges, and then get in and do some cleaning up to make it safer for all to enjoy. We will meet on Kingman Island to pick up trash and debris and then take a boat tour with the Anacostia Riverkeeper staff to learn more about the river and the communities on its banks. Please register for the exact location.

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May 2019

Tikkun Leil Shabbat

May 3 | 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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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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Wilson Building Walking Tour: Birth to Three

May 13 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DC
The John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennslyvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Come share your story about Birth to Three! Not every Councilmember is able to make it to the hearings, so we will take the hearing to them! This is a great opportunity to share our stories of what life is like without Birth to Three. We are planning these visits around key dates where decisions need to be made.

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Baltimore May Community Convening

May 14 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Now that the legislative session is behind us, join us as we introduce city and county-focused campaigns to plug into. Learn how you can take action for water justice, fair elections, and more! We will also discuss all of the changes within the city government, and what they mean for our work.

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Water Accountability and Equity Act Hearing

May 16 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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The Water Accountability and Equity Act will make water more affordable for low- and middle-income Baltimore residents, create a pathway to pay off water debt, and establish a fair and neutral process to dispute incorrect water bills. JUFJ has been working on this bill as part of the Right to Water Coalition. Join us at the hearing to testify or to show your support for water for all Baltimoreans!

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Wilson Building Walking Tour: Birth to Three

May 22 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DC
The John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennslyvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Come share your story about Birth to Three! Not every Councilmember is able to make it to the hearings, so we will take the hearing to them! This is a great opportunity to share our stories of what life is like without Birth to Three. We are planning these visits around key dates where decisions need to be made.

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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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Tikkun Leil Shabbat

May 24 | 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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June 2019

Baltimore City Fair Elections Information Session

June 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Baltimore
Colab Baltimore, 2209 Maryland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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Come learn more about the campaign to establish a Fair Elections program for Baltimore City. Learn how the policy works, ask questions, meet other community leaders, and hear how you can help.

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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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TLS Pride Shabbat

June 7 | 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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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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Baltimore June Community Convening and Jeremiah Graduation

June 11 | 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 for the graduation ceremony of our 2018-2019 Jeremiah Fellows! These fantastic organizers have spent months deepening their understanding of Baltimore, Jewish traditions, and community organizing skills. Let's celebrate their achievement and hard work as we look forward to what is next in our struggle for justice and equity in Baltimore.

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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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