Community, Learning, and Spirituality

In addition to our issue campaigns, JUFJ hosts community events, learning opportunities, and spiritual gatherings throughout our region.

  • Our annual seders in Baltimore and DC connect the ancient story of Jewish liberation with local struggles happening on our doorsteps today (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JUFJ has not hosted annual in-person seders since 2019).
  • Each year at the Heschel Vision Awards, we honor activists who are repairing the world in big and small ways.
  • JUFJ partners with synagogues and community organizations throughout Maryland and DC to teach and learn about antisemitism and white supremacy, Jewish tradition and social justice, and issues that matter to our community.
  • Through the Jeremiah Fellowship, as well as through partnering with JOIN for Justice on their “Don’t Kvetch, Organize!” series, we train Jews in our region to be community organizers, helping them develop skills they need to make change in the world.

Related Events

  • Maryland Community Meeting

    March 6 | 7:30 pm9:30 pm

    Join us for our Maryland Community Meeting where we’ll discuss campaign updates and how we can best move our work forward! Join at 7:30 PM for JUFJ 101 if you’re newer to JUFJ, or for a schmooze session if you’re a returning JUFJer. The full meeting will begin at 8:00 PM. All are welcome!

  • Maryland Purim 2024 / 5784

    March 17March 19

    Purim is a joyful Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of Queen Esther, who used her power to help her community during challenging times. We are packing 250 gift bags (half in Baltimore, half in Rockville) to deliver to statewide and Montgomery County elected officials. Join us in packing bag…

  • Hamantaschen and Housing: A JUFJ DC Purim Extravaganza

    March 19 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Join the Edlavitch DCJCC and JUFJ for an evening of Purim fun and festivities – featuring Purim carnival games (budget ring toss, anyone?), a hilarious Purim spiel, and a special drag performance by Manny Nuff! So come nosh some hamantaschen and shake your gragger while learning how we can push co…