JFREJ is a community within a community. At JFREJ you’ll find every kind of Jew, united by our common belief in justice. And all of us work in partnership with the grassroots social justice mosaic of New York City — fighting for a better future.
Keren Soffer Sharon, a community organizer at JFREJ, told JTA: “As much as we all like to think of New York City as a liberal enclave, the fact remains that we are not immune to hate crimes, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism or xenophobia. Just as attacks on immigrants, people of color, and workers increases, so do attacks on Jewish communities and visibly Jewish individuals in our city and country.”
Reflecting JFREF’s intersectional thinking, Sharon expressed a belief in the interconnectedness of discrimination and the need for Jews to combat all bias incidents, including those against non-Jews.
“That’s why we’re committed to linking our struggles, because we know that Jewish safety depends on the safety of all people, and that we must have each other’s backs,” she said. “We look forward to using this report in our work to fight oppression on a systemic level, alongside our partners in the Arab, Muslim, South Asian and Sikh community, and are eager to get even sharper together in identifying these critical trends facing so many people in our city.” ... See MoreSee Less
NEW YORK (JTA) — Four in five Jewish New Yorkers said they were “very” or “somewhat” bothered by vandalism or property damage targeting their religion, according to a recent survey on harassment of minority groups. The report, summarizing the findings of a survey by the New York City Commi...