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.
September 20 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Montgomery County, landlords discriminate along lines of race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and more — and they don’t have to explain themselves. To fix this, the Montgomery County State Delegation is considering legislation to protect tenants from unfair evictions. Join Delegate Jhean…
September 23 | 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join JUFJ activists to observe Sukkot by learning about the housing crisis in our cities and our region. We’ll go on a guided tour of the EVICTED exhibit at the National Building Museum together, then discuss the exhibit and what it means to celebrate shelter when so many people can’t afford it.
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.