Purim Social Justice Resources!

March 12, 2014 | by Kali Silverman, Habonim Dror North America
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

Work at a Jewish Social Justice Organization - March 2014

March 7, 2014 | by Abby Levine
Check out the great positions at Jewish social justice organizations across the country! Amir is seeking Farmers to implement its garden education program at its partner summer camps across North America this summer, mid-June through August. AJWS is hiring for several jobs and internships in New York, Washington, DC and Delhi, India.

Coming To America: Stories of Immigration from Richmond's Jewish Community

January 22, 2014 | by Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
Join the Richmond Jewish community for a fascinating look at our immigration history. On Sunday, February 16th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the Weinstein JCC (5403 Monument Ave), we are hosting Coming to America: Stories of Immigration from Richmond's Jewish Community.

Work and Study at a Roundtable Organization - January '14

January 22, 2014 | by Mae Singerman, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Coordinator
Start the new year with a new job in the Jewish social justice sector! Hazon is seeking an Associate Director in San Diego, a Program Intern in the Bay Area and a Food Education Apprentice in Connecticut.

Eric Cantor: Act on Jewish Values, Allow a Vote on Immigration Reform

December 23, 2013 | by Jesse Rabinowitz, member of Jews United for Justice
In his speech to the Union for Reform Judaism, President Obama said to the Jewish community, “Your parents, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, they remembered what it was like to be a stranger, and as a result treated strangers with compassion.”

Work and Study at a Roundtable Organization - December '13

December 18, 2013 | by Mae Singerman, Coordinator, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
'Tis the season for looking for new opportunities in the Jewish social justice sector!   Bend the Arc is seeking an Organizing and Outreach Intern in San Francisco JCPA is seeking a Federal Advocacy Intern in Washington, DC JCUA is seeking a Program Director in Chicago
Rabbi David Baum

The Justice of Gelt - Parashat Vayeshev 2013/5774

December 5, 2013 | by Rabbi David Baum, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
Let me ask you something…is all chocolate created equally? Here are two pieces of gelt – they look the same – but are they different?  If one was .50 cents, and one $1.50, which one would you choose, and what would be the reason for that choice? Usually, it’s taste and sometimes it might be kashruth.  As Jews, we pay more for kosher meat than non-kosher meat, but should there be other factors, like how the product is made, or by whom?  Should this be a factor?  Does it get a veto or a vote?  

Hannukah Celebration & Immigrant Solidarity Event

December 2, 2013 | by HIAS
Wednesday, December 4th - 'Fast For Families' Community Tent on the National Mall, Washington, DC (3rd and Jefferson, SW)5:00pm

Tell Representative Cantor: It’s Time for a Vote on Immigration Reform

October 25, 2013 | by NCJW
Fixing our nation’s broken immigration system is an economic and moral imperative, and we have the opportunity to help make it happen. As the House Majority Leader, Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) has the power to push for the vote that would make comprehensive immigration reform a reality.  

A Congress of Immigrants

October 21, 2013 | by Abby Levine, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
As the United States continues to struggle with a broken immigration system, six members of the House of Representatives with Jewish backgrounds are sharing their family's immigration stories. By sharing their stories, these Congresspeople are humanizing the issue of immigration and reminding us of the values at the foundation of American society.