In 2018, our MoCo team worked on statewide issues with the Baltimore team and is working in solidarity with immigrants in our community. We held a series of discussions on implicit bias and white privilege with Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, and will continue our work to tie Jewish values to legislative and policy priorities.

In 2017, JUFJ was a leader in the Fight for $15 coalition’s successful campaign to pass a $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County, which was then vetoed by the County Executive. The new bill was voted on in November, and thanks to the efforts of our organizers, leaders, and coalition partners, the County Council unanimously passed a strong minimum wage bill that will help over 100,000 MoCo residents.

Related Events

  • Trust Act Update Call

    October 23 | 8:00 pm9:00 pm

    Join JUFJ for a recap of our Trust Act campaign so far, and to discuss next steps.

  • Racism and Antisemitism Workshop 1: Dushaw Hockett

    October 25 | 7:00 pm9:00 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.

  • Racism and Antisemitism Workshop 2: George Derek Musgrove

    November 8 | 6:30 pm8:30 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…

Montgomery County Organizers