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

  • Torah, Trivia, and Taxes: A Shavuot Celebration

    June 17 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Join the Economic Justice Team to celebrate Shavuot and build community through a deep dive into DC’s tax system! Learn about inequities in our tax system and how we can fix them, and make friends with trivia and CHEESECAKE.

  • Montgomery County Summer Meetup – JUFJers in the Park

    July 9 | 6:15 pm8:45 pm

    Join your fellow JUFJers for an evening of Shakespeare in the Park at Brookside Gardens! We will meet up to get spots together at 6:15 PM for the 7 PM family-friendly showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Randy Snight. We also invite you to being your own food, drinks, blankets, and chair…