Each year, Passover offers us an amazing chance to infuse our sacred Jewish rituals with our social justice values. The story of our exodus from enslavement and our struggles with being a liberated people teaches us lessons that are all too applicable in today's broken world. The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable strives to hold onto these lessons while we take action to address modern day injustices.
During Chanukah, the Roundtable asked people to join us for a communal conversation on social media using #JewishPurpose. We wanted to bring together people who are engaged in Jewish life, people who are occasional participants, and people who watch from the sidelines. We wanted those who are social justice activists and those who are quiet sympathizers; those who bemoan the state of the world and haven’t figured out what to do about it; those who work in the community and those who don’t; and we definitely wanted and need people of every generation.
Are you as excited about Passover as we are? It’s my favorite - a holiday which reminds us of the resilience of humanity, the power of community organizing and overcoming oppression!
Purim is a great holiday full of fun and contemplation—in good ol’ Jewish fashion, we retell an important story of our people (with sound effects), are able to rejoice in our freedom (in costumes), and are expected to give to our friends (mishloah manot) and the poor (matanot l’evyonim), not to mention the ge
Wednesday, December 4th - 'Fast For Families' Community Tent on the National Mall, Washington, DC (3rd and Jefferson, SW)5:00pm
Would your family – Bubbe or Zeyde, Savta or Saba – be able to immigrate to America today? There’s a very good chance they would not.Find out how your ancestors would fare today on our new interactive website, EntryDenied.org.Millions of American Jews have grown up with a defining family immigration story.
The Roundtable is excited about our first ever shareable graphic for Facebook on immigration and the exodus story. We hope it provides a fun reminder for people to discuss immigration at seders tonight. Please share it on Facebook today!
This is an excerpt from an article posted on Keshet’s blog on myjewishlearning.com. Go there to read the full piece.
Jews United for Justice and the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable were recently featured by Samantha Friedman in the Potomac Patch, focusing on JUFJ's Sukkot celebrations.