Civic Engagement

Learn & Take Action on Issues of Justice this Election Season

Jews across the country are learning and taking action around issues of justice this election season, in an explicitly Jewish context. Read on for the opportunities to learn, discuss and take action, in your city! 

9 reasons why you should just write that Op-Ed

This election season, the Roundtable wants YOU to write an Op-Ed from your perspective, raising up issues of justice that you care about. Here are 9 reasons why you should:

28 Jewish groups condemn racism, anti-Semitism in 2016 campaign

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.

#ActOnPassover

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.

#JewishPurpose Updates

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.

What is the Voter File?

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. 

Training: How to meet with a member of Congress

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.

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