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Without Naming Trump, U.S. Jewish Groups Condemn anti-Semitism in Presidential Race

July 7, 2016  |  Haaretz
In light of Donald Trump’s Star of David controversy, a number of Jewish social justice and left-leaning organizations issued a joint letter condemning the use of anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic rhetoric in the presidential race and calling on...

REKINDLING THE LIGHT OF JEWISH SOCIAL JUSTICE

February 4, 2016  |  Canadian Jewish News
We are a group of authors, artists, human rights advocates, scholars, rabbis, Jewish communal professionals and others who are concerned by the growing scarcity of Jewish-led social justice in Canada. We call for a renewed social justice effort to...

Jewish Americans, Get On Board the Immigration Reform Train

October 25, 2015  |  The Daily Beast
With the lifting of the U.S. government shutdown, social activists are back to pressing for legislative change. This week, the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable released a document called “A Congress of Immigrants” in which a handful of Jewish...

Sharing The Wealth

May 12, 2015  |  The Jewish Week
Stickball, socialism and Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House.

Nancy Kaufman on the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

December 28, 2014  |  Repair the World blog
Perhaps you have heard the old joke two Jews, three opinions? For anybody working or volunteering in the Jewish non-profit world, it is a joke that hits close to home as all too often, well meaning organizations doing similar work end up clashing...

Why the Jewish Now (and Future) Can’t Be Confined to the Paradigms of the Past

November 20, 2014  |  ZEEK
 There is a veritable creative Jewish renaissance happening in America at the same time as the masses may be fleeing. Independent minyanim like Romemu in New York and Ikar in LA, alternative synagogues like B’nai Jeshurun in NY and others in major...

A First in the Jewish World - Interview with Rabbi Waxman

October 31, 2014  |  The Forward
Rabbi Deborah Waxman: We’ve been doing that in my home for the past 30 years. I see the orange as both a symbol of celebration and of challenge. In the Reconstructionist movement we can celebrate [this change]. In the wider Jewish world it’s still a...

Jewish Immigration Advocates Push Eric Cantor To Support Broad Reforms

February 21, 2014  |  The Forward
Some Jewish activists believe that they may have found a pathway to the GOP side of the aisle. Their tactic: play the Jewish card on the sole Jewish Republican in Congress, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In a communal event held in Cantor’s...

Social Justice Is Not Just for Americans

January 22, 2014  |  The Forward
At the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a recent gathering of Jewish social justice organization, Rabbi David Rosenn of the New Israel Fund and I co-led a conversation about how the situation in Israel influences our domestic justice work, and vice...

End of Congress’ year brings odd reversal on Jewish priorities

January 22, 2014  |  JTS
Abby Levine, director of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a coalition of 26 Jewish domestic policy groups that advocates for paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, said the prospect of immigration reform was bolstered this year by...

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