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

  • Hearing: Civilian Policing Advisory Commission

    July 9 | 7:30 pm9:30 pm

    Join JUFJ and allies at the Montgomery County Council hearing to help hold our county police accountable to the residents of our county.

  • The Intersectionality of Racism and Antisemitism

    September 8 | 10:00 am4:00 pm

    Join Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation and JUFJ on September 8th for a workshop exploring how racism and antisemitism function in society, including how they divide people, internalize oppression, and their role in the white nationalist movement. The facilitators will be Rabbi Mordechai Lie…

  • Heschel Vision Awards 2019 / 5779

    November 17 | 5:00 pm7:30 pm

    Save the date for JUFJ’s 2019 Heschel Vision Awards!

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