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October 2017

Songs in the Sukkah

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of the Fall Direct Action Series, join JFREJ and Kolot Chayeinu for an evening of protest songs in Kolot's beautiful sukkah! The sukkah is just off Prospect Park West between 4th & 5th Streets, visible from the street and in front of Litchfield Villa. We will do havdalah, engage in conversation on the role of music in direct action, and learn songs- including their significance to particular community organizing contexts. If you have a song you'd like to…

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December 2017

Blazing Lights: Action Through Public Ritual

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for Blazing Lights: Action Through Public Ritual, part four of the Fall Direct Action Series. This will be a workshop dedicated to thinking about political ritual’s capacity to invigorate action and inspire Jewish resistance. Together, we will use this seventh night of Chanukah as a starting point to imagine what creative, public ritual can be. **Illustration by Ethan Heitner Powered by Eventbrite

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January 2018

Screening United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In the final part of JFREJ's Fall Direct Action Series, join us for a film screening and in depth conversation on the role of direct action, building off of the learning from the 4 previous workshop. United in Anger documents the beginnings of the AIDS activist movement and the relationship between social transformation and direct action. The night will include a community discussion of different strategies guiding direct action and how we plan to use action as a tool for…

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