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.
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Women's March, we're holding multiple truths simultaneously and urging our community and our partners to do the same. Refusing to sacrifice our dignity as Jews, for even a moment - while also refusing to be pitted against each other - we are working to practice curiosity, humility, and dignity, and keeping our eye on the prize while we struggle, together, to create brave spaces where all of us - every.single.one.of.us - can be seen, feel held, and have the tools we need to have each others' backs. Onwards!
A core tenet driving our organizing at JFREJ is that none of us are free until all of us are free and that we all have a shared stake in building towards collective liberation. We are an intersectional, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-class, multi-gendered, differently observant, and intergenerati
TONIGHT: Join faith and community groups for an event with New York state legislators to demand bail reform!
In New York City alone, 4,000 people are in jail right now because they can't afford to pay cash bail. Over 90% of them are people of color. Come to Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn tonight at 7:00PM to join the call for comprehensive bail reform.
This event is free, but please RSVP here: cbebk.org/passbailreform ... See MoreSee Less
Race and poverty should never determine someone's fate in the NY criminal legal system. But they do every day in New York. As faith groups, advocacy organizations and individuals, we will call upon our state's legislative leaders to pass fair, progressive reform -- and do it now! previous photo by D...