July 7, 2016
The Anti-Defamation League and 27 other Jewish social justice organizations penned a forceful open letter imploring political candidates to put an end to the racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia they say has emerged in this year’s campaign.
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.
The Roundtable had a successful Voter File training on August 6 in Washington, DC. 35 people from 13 organizations came together to learn about our new, exciting project to enable collaboration through access to data and cutting-edge technology.
The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable invites you to a training, led by JOIN for Justice, NCJW and JCPA, to help prepare Jewish communities to meet with your members of Congress about immigration reform during the Memorial Day recess - May 27-31.