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February 2017

#CaringMajority Hearing

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th floor
New York, NY 10007 United States
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We are building a movement for a more caring economy in New York City and New York State. In order to get there, it's time to address New York State's care workforce shortage. Join the NY Caring Majority Campaign at a hearing that will focus on obstacles to recruiting, employing, and retaining our home care workforce. Additionally, this hearing will address the payment rates from Medicaid managed care, funding for Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly, the role of managed…

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Purim Ensemble Workshop

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBA,

Every Wednesday from 1/18-3/1 Come join the group that creates and performs the purimshpiel! We will be learning songs, experimenting with movement, developing scenes, writing performance text, etc. During the rehearsals and shows, members of this ensemble take on the larger roles in the show, and anchor groups of show-week performers. If you want to be in the show and can't come to Wednesday ensemble meetings, don't despair. If you can join us for rehearsals the week of our show…

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#ProtectOurCare Town Hall

February 22 @ 6:30 pm
The Arts Center, 63 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722 United States
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Republicans in Congress are threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leading to devastating cuts for seniors, people with disabilities, and millions of Americans. Join us for a town hall meeting to hold Congressman Peter King's feet to the fire!   RSVP Here

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#ProtectOurCare Town Hall

February 23 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Republicans in Congress are threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leading to devastating cuts for seniors, people with disabilities, and millions of Americans. Join us for a town hall meeting to hold Congressman Dan Donovan's feet to the fire! Save the date; details coming soon.

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Carnival of Jewish Resistance! Purim Family Build

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230 United States
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Children of all ages! In preparation for the *spectacular* Purim carnival for families on Sunday, March 5th, join us on Sunday, February 26th for a special art build for kids and families--papier mache, painting, crafting & more! Help make the props for Purim. We need you to help build, paint, and practice running carnival games for the March 5th Carnival. Take action through hands-on justice-themed carnival building, sign-making, action-planning and learning together. There will be childcare, but parents will need…

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Grassroots Fundraising Committee Launch

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JFREJ Office, 330 7th Ave, Suite 1901
New York , NY 10012 United States
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Join us for the launch of the 2017 Grassroots Fundraising Committee launch! Learn about JFREJ's successful grassroots and solidarity fundraising model and how fun fundraising can be, help develop our JFREJ Resistance Fund Campaign, and get involved with specific projects around membership, donors solicitation, and solidarity fundraising. Powered by Eventbrite

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Homentaschen Bake & Carnival Build

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230 United States
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Children of all ages! Help bake Homentaschen and put final touches on Carnival games for the Sunday, March 5th Purim Carnival. RSVP here. Venue is accessible by elevator You can also join us for a special family Carnival Build on Sunday, February 26th. We'll see you Sunday, March 5th for the Carnival!

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March 2017

Right to Know Act: Pre-Stated Outreach

March 1 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
City Hall, Broadway and Murray Streets + Google Map

Join JFREJ and our allies in Communities United for Police Reform at City Hall to build power and momentum towards the passage of the Right to Know Act–a pivotal legislative package that aims to protect the civil and human rights of New Yorkers while promoting communication, transparency and accountability in everyday interactions between the NYPD and the public. Now more than ever, it’s a critical moment to join this powerful campaign. Maintaining a highly visible & organized presence at City…

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Purim Ensemble Workshop

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Wednesday from 1/18-3/1 Come join the group that creates and performs the purimshpiel! We will be learning songs, experimenting with movement, developing scenes, writing performance text, etc. During the rehearsals and shows, members of this ensemble take on the larger roles in the show, and anchor groups of show-week performers. If you want to be in the show and can't come to Wednesday ensemble meetings, don't despair. If you can join us for rehearsals the week of our show…

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Purimshpil preview show

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230 United States
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Purim is a favorite Jewish holiday for feminists, young people, queer folks, and party animals of all stripes. Purim calls for noisemaking, rule-breaking, binary-blurring and an end to business as usual. All of those elements come together in a traditional folk play called a Purimshpil. Purim harnesses the power of carnival to turn justice into a celebration, heal the community, and propel us with glitter and trumpets towards the world as it should be. This year’s preview show of the Purimsphil…

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