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.
"It is a political moment that’s opening up opportunities to envision a world where people can actually live in dignity. So whether that’s abolishing a criminal justice system that feeds off the labor and the lives of black and brown people, whether that’s abolishing an economic system that thrives on exploitation, poverty and misery: this is the time for us to not just dream about what could be, but also start to build alternatives that we want to see." - Alicia Garza, Co-founder, Black Lives Matter
Meet and honor the founders of the racial justice movement that has swept America: join us for the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards on November 11, 2015. Go to our Facebook event or our website event to learn more and buy tickets!
November 11, 2015, 6:00pm - November 11, 2015, 8:00pm
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Jews For Racial & Economic Justice invites you to a very special 25th Anniversary Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards. We’ll celebrate 25 years of JFREJ and the people whose tireless leadership has built our community and our movements and who have changed countless lives.
Honoring Risk Taker Award Recipients:
Black Lives Matter movement leaders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi
Celebrating JFREJ’s Founding Leadership and our ground-breaking Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers Campaign.
For more information: jfrej.org/25th-anniversary-marshall-t-meyer-risk-taker-awards/
Join JFREJ and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - CBST on Monday, October 5th from 7–9 pm at CBST’s Chelsea Sanctuary, 296 9th Avenue at 28th Street. This year's event will be a queer exploration of care, disability, access, and interdependence through singing, dancing, and a community celebration of Torah.
Featuring ritual, singing, dancing, theater, and music by the Circus Amok Band and Friends! During the holiday of Simchat Torah – Celebration of Torah — we will celebrate with old ritual, new ritual, politicized ritual. Together, JFREJ and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) will build a multi-generational LGBTQ Jewish community through the celebration of Torah, sharing personal and communal stories…
This year, our Simchat Torah celebration will be a queer exploration of Care, Disability, Access, and Interdependence. Through the seven Hakafot, we will re-imagine caring LGBTQ community--committed to racial and economic justice--in recognition of our profound interdependence.
Want to engage in intergenerational story-telling and help create this year's Simchat Torah?! Join us for rehearsals on 9/20, 9/27 (with kids in the Sukkah), and 10/4 from 2-5 PM at the Chelsea Sanctuary. Then the shindig itself is the evening of Monday, 10/5.