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#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.

JFREJ statement on shooting deaths of NYPD officers and young woman

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ) mourns the deaths of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, and sends condolences to their families, and we pray for a speedy recovery for Shaneka Nicole Thompson. Judaism teaches us that all life is sacred, and we mourn the lives that ended in such violence. 
We reject the inflammatory rhetoric of those who seek to link the individual acts of violence of Ismaaiyl Brinsley to the movement for the dignity of black lives and an end to state violence against communities of color.


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.

JFREJ Just Won a 2014-2015 Slingshot Award!

We have good news to share! We just learned that the Slingshot Fund has selected JFREJ as being among North America’s most innovative Jewish organizations.

Jews Recommit to Standing Against Islamophobia

At this time of deep community introspection and recommitment, our coalition has issued a short video--Jews Recommit to Standing Against Islamophobia. 

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