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The Fight Against Anti-Semitism: Carin Mrotz Breaks Out the Cleaning Supplies

November 28, 2017  |  The Progressive
This is the atmosphere Carin Mrotz now finds herself working in as the new executive director of Jewish Community Action. The group is part of the national Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a network of over fifty organizations that organize and act...

Facing Our Truth, by JALSA

November 27, 2017  |
What happens when you get 57 Jewish social justice organizations in a room to talk about race and religion?

Grounding, Guilt-Free Gelt, & Goats: DJJ Staff's Experiences at the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Network Assembly

November 19, 2017  |  Detroit Jews for Justice
That feeling when you meet your Jewish social justice movement role models... DJJ staff attended the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Network Assembly at Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center last week. 

Grant to Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Builds Racial Justice Efforts

June 26, 2017  |  EJewish Philanthropy
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah has announced a significant 2-year grant to the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable (JSJR), launching the implementation of the Roundtable’s new multi-year commitment to racial justice and racial equity as an...

Jewish activists welcome the scandals slowing the Trump agenda

May 23, 2017  |  JTA
Abby Levine, who directs the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, an umbrella organization for Jewish groups that pursue a largely liberal agenda, said the scandals were relieving pressure on her constituent groups. “The scandals of the past few weeks...

For Jewish groups in Women’s March, many causes to fight for and a long road ahead

January 24, 2017  |  JTA
A range of liberal Jewish groups took part in the Women’s March, which drew more than 3 million people to streets across the country to protest Trump’s policies and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights. And like the organizers of the march,...

Ahead of Trump inauguration, Jewish groups gear up for DC protest

January 20, 2017  |  Times of Israel
“I’m excited to march as a Jewish woman because I think in this very scary confusing moment, it is important to make it clear that we as Jews are both standing up to protect vulnerable populations and are also being visible as Jews. That we are...

Tikkun Olam and Race: Five New Year’s Resolutions

November 1, 2016  |  Huffington Post
I’ve now begun the Jewish New Year firmly committed to five resolutions that are not necessarily new, but that will require unrelenting attention to keep in the foreground. I offer them here for consideration by others to adopt as well:

Is Malcolm Hoenlein still the king?

October 28, 2016  |  Jewish Journal
The influence of Hoenlein and the conference’s have waned because “there are many more tables” in Jewish life than there used to be, said Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Her organization is a...

Is Donald Trump’s proposal to keep out anti-Semites practical — or ethical?

August 21, 2016  |  JTA
It’s too much to expect immigrants to arrive with an outlook that is fully compatible with American values, said Abby Levine, the director of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, an alliance of groups with an agenda that includes immigration...