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JFREJ Membership Retreat this Sunday, April 12th

Join the JFREJ community to envision the future of Jewish organizing in New York City and beyond.

As a culminating part of our strategic visioning process, the JFREJ membership will join together for collective visioning.

After months of conversations with members and allies and dynamic community forums, we're ready to come together to set bold directions for JFREJ's movement work.

Register today!

JFREJ's #BlackLivesMatter Hagaddah Supplement

We are so honored to share this #BlackLivesMatter Hagaddah supplement with you - developed with visionary Jewish leaders from around the country. 

This supplement includes additions to the Seder rituals and Hagaddah text intended to highlight the role we believe Jews must play in confronting racism and abusive policing. We hope it will invite wrestling, thinking, and feeling, in the great tradition of our people. We wish you a powerful Seder, that then leads to meaningful action for justice. 

Your Roots Are Showing: An Underground Purim Botanical

March 5th, 7th, and 8th - Three days, three events!

#Reclaim MLK March

Join JFREJ at the  #DREAM4Justice NYC March on Monday, January 19, 2015. JFREJ will be gathering by the Cathedral Parkway B/C subway stop at 110th Street and Frederick Douglas Blvd between 11:30 and 11:45 AM. Look for the JFREJ banner. If you have trouble finding us, call 843-532-0416.

MUSLIM AND JEWISH COMMUNITIES HOLD INTERFAITH PROTEST OF BROKEN WINDOWS POLICING ON FIRST NIGHT OF CHANUKAH

As part of citywide #11Days of Action and national #ChanukahAction demanding greater police accountability.

See press coverage in the Guardian and Huffington Post

11 Days of Action

Statements from Rabbis and Jewish activists arrested in Upper West Side civil disobedience

New York, NY – On the late evening of Thursday December 4, 27 people, including four rabbis (Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Rabbi Shai Held, and Rabbi David Rosenn) were arrested following an Upper West Side protest in which demonstrators blocked traffic on 96th street. The protest was organized by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), in coordination with the #ThisStopsToday coalition, in responses to a Staten Island Grand Jury's failure to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the NY police officer responsible for the chokehold homicide of Eric Garner, and growing national outrage over the systemic lack of accountability for the killing and discriminatory and abusive targeting of people of color by the police.
 
Full statement follows:
 

Meyer Awards and Action

Breaking: The New York Grand Jury has voted not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the white police officer who killed Eric Garner in a chokehold. Please join us as we come together as a community recommitted to racial justice, and take powerful action demanding police accountability. Immediately following the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards, we will join together for a powerful action to demand an end to police brutality, broken windows policing, and an unaccountable system that terrorizes black and brown people every day. More details will be provided at the Meyer Awards.

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