In addition to our issue campaigns, JUFJ hosts community events, learning opportunities, and spiritual gatherings throughout our region.
Through the Jeremiah Fellowship, we train Jews in their 20s and 30s to be community organizers, helping them develop skills they need to make change in the world.
Our annual seders in Baltimore and DC connect the ancient story of Jewish liberation with local struggles happening on our doorsteps today.
Each year at the Heschel Vision Awards, we honor activists who are repairing the world in big and small ways.
Starting in 2017, we have hosted regular discussions on antisemitism and white supremacy in all of our regions. We are continuing to develop this program, so check back for updates in the Fall.
In 2008, JUFJ produced our Green and Just Celebrations guide in DC, and in 2012 we collaborated with other Jewish organizations in Baltimore to produce the Baltimore version of the guide.
October 25 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In community organizing we make change by building the collective power of individuals. Organizing for racial equity can work the same way. No matter who we are, we all carry implicit bias within us that affects the way we see, treat, and form relationships with other people.
November 2 | 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.
November 8 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s always important to understand the history of the places we live, work, and organize in. That’s even more true when that place happens to be our nation’s capital, a city that has often served as a national battleground over things like slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and…
November 11 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Save the date for JUFJ’s 20th anniversary gala! Honor amazing women activists Ilyse Hogue, Keshini Ladduwahetty, Claire Landers, and Mary Ann Stein at the 2018 Heschel Vision Awards.