Join Jews for Racial & Economic Justice and The Jewish Vote for our 2019 Awards Gala:

The Mazals

On Thursday Dec. 19th, over 700 of us gathered as a community at The Mazals to celebrate our incredible honorees Make the Road NY, Mariame Kaba, and Tiffany Cabán who inspired us with their fiery words of wisdom, and the 2009 JFREJ Board of Directors who gifted us a rendition of “Wonder of Wonders” that provides the classic Fiddler on the Roof version with heavy competition. I loved seeing so many of you there decked out in your finest! If you missed it this year or just want to reminisce, you can find a recording of the event here, photos here, and the event program book here. The Mazals brought out the joy and beauty of our community in full force, and showed us what liberation sounds, tastes, and feels like.

This Year’s Remarkable Honorees

Tiffany Cabán

Tiffany Cabán: the Risk Taker Award

In the summer of 2019, Tiffany Cabán ran a groundbreaking and insurgent campaign for Queens District Attorney, transforming New York City politics and nearly toppling a Democratic machine complacent and complicit in denying the rights and dignity of immigrants, sex workers, and low wage New Yorkers. We honor her for the risks she took, the inspiration she provided to a burgeoning Left in NYC, and the values she continues to stand for.

Mariame Kaba

Mariame Kaba: the Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz Visionary Award

Mariame Kaba is a long-time organizer and educator. We honor her for her bold and outspoken voice on prison abolition, her creative wisdom in movement building, and her commitment to youth leadership and empowerment.

Make the Road NY

Make the Road NY: the Emma Lazarus Leading Light Award

Make the Road NY is a powerhouse grassroots organization that both meets the day-in-and-day-out needs of their members and works to transform the systems and power structures that give rise to those needs. We honor them in particular for their indisputable contributions to the victories of this year: historic rent laws legislation, the New York Dream Act, beating back Amazon, and winning the right to obtain a driver’s license in NY, regardless of immigration status.

The 2009 Board of Directors: The Member Bedrock Leader Award

Similar to many individuals and organizations after the 2008 recession, JFREJ hit a financial crisis in 2009 that almost resulted in closing our doors. Instead, we were anchored and lifted up by a steadfast crew of dedicated members, led by the Board of Directors. Without their persistence, commitment, and collaboration, we would not be here today. We honor and thank Rabbi Guy Austrian, Ilana Berger, John Berman, Adrienne Cooper z”l, Stosh Cotler, Shira Eve Epstein, Katie Goldstein, Alison Hirsch, Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky, Ilanit Gerblich Kalir, Jeyn Levison, Lorne Lieb, Sam J. Miller, Jon Moscow, Lucas Shapiro, Rabbi Alex Weissman, Elizabeth Wilson, Quito Ziegler, and Interim Executive Director Dana J. Schneider.
Support the Board of Directors in their quest to raise $18,000.

Donation

After you submit the form, we ask that you make your contribution by clicking on one of the two links below, to donate to JFREJ or to The Jewish Vote.

We encourage all donors to give to The Mazals via the Jewish Vote, as these contributions will be used to fund both organizations activities, but are NOT tax-deductible for income tax purposes. Gifts to the Awards via JFREJ cannot be used for partisan political activity but ARE tax-deductible over $25.

Donations can be made by check and mailed to JFREJ at 330 7th Ave, Suite 1901, New York, NY 10001. Please indicate what the donation is for. You can also call 212-647-8966 x2 for more information.

The Mazals 2019 Host Committee (in formation)

  • Bradley Abelow & Carolyn Murray
  • Sarah Abelow & John Redpath
  • Jen Abrams & Katherine Pradt
  • Sandra Abramson
  • Katherine Acey
  • Sonia Alexander
  • Debbie & Naji Almontaser
  • Rabbi Rebecca Alpert
  • Gregg, Merrill, Sarra, Alana, Aaren, Adina Alpert, Justin Sledge, & Micah Shapiro
  • Amanda Altman
  • Anita Altman & Gil Kulick
  • Daniel Altschuler
  • Anonymous (9)
  • Andrea Arzt & Walter Tegtmeier
  • Rabbi Guy Austrian & Rabbi Jill Jacobs
  • Deborah Axt & Mik Moore
  • Bafrayung Fund
  • Robert Bank & Alan Cohen
  • Sarah Barasch
  • Ora Batashvili
  • Ellen & Sam Bender
  • Ilana Berger
  • Marina Berger
  • John Berman
  • Eileen Blank
  • David I. Block, Elizabeth Lynn, & Lee Block
  • Gay Block & Billie Parker
  • Jonah (Yoyneh) Boyarin
  • Naomi Braine & Margaret Reiff
  • Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman & Peter Bregman
  • Aaron Brenner & Rona Peligal
  • Marla Brettschneier
  • Hon. Gale Brewer
  • Sam Brody & Carrie Caine
  • Jessica Brown
  • Michelle Burger & Tom Cramer
  • Lizzie Busch & Ruth Allanbrook
  • Robert Buxbaum
  • Leslie Cagan
  • Amy Laura Cahn
  • Daria Carmon
  • Briana Carp
  • Sarah Chandler
  • Jennifer Ching
  • Rabbi Ayelet Cohen & Rabbi Marc Margolius
  • Esther Cohen
  • Miriam Cohen & Stuart Kivelowitz
  • Susan C. Cohen & Fred Taub
  • Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center
  • Cheryl Cook
  • Stosh Cotler
  • Carlyn Cowen
  • Galeet Dardashti & Mason Weisz
  • Ibrahim “Ebro” Darden
  • Nadav David
  • JD Davids & Winter Collins
  • Craig & Amelia D’Entrone
  • suzi dessel
  • Janna Diamond
  • Steven & Hasia Diner
  • Barbara B. Dobkin
  • Tina Dobsevage, MD
  • Sandi DuBowski
  • Susannah Dyen
  • Rabbi Barat Ellman & Jay Golan
  • Sophie Ellman-Golan
  • Natalie Holme Elsberg
  • Rebecca Ennen & Ari Weisbard
  • Shira Eve Epstein & David Tolchin
  • Marla Erlien
  • Alyse Erman
  • Deva Estin
  • Melissa Extein
  • Steve Fahrer & Monona Yin
  • Marigo Farr
  • Joe Fattorusso
  • Ariel Federow
  • Judith Felsenfeld
  • Laura Ferguson
  • Danielle M. Feris & Sarah Bernstein
  • Rachel & Stephen Figurasmith
  • Marjorie Fine
  • Melinda Fine
  • Dan Fishback
  • Deirdre Fishel
  • Melanie Flaxer
  • Rochelle Friedlich
  • Barbara T. Friedman
  • Deborah Friedman
  • Lezlie Frye & Jacoby Ballard
  • Paula Galowitz
  • Ellen Gruber Garvey & Joyce Ravitz
  • Tolle Graham & Michael Felsen
  • Sam Graham-Felsen
  • Nell Geiser
  • Frances Geteles-Shapiro
  • David & Lucille Gildin Family Foundation
  • Elspeth Gilmore
  • Joe Gindi
  • Hon. Deborah J. Glick
  • Kayla Glick
  • Sara Goldberg
  • Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg
  • Hannah Aliza Goldman
  • Katie Goldstein & Becky Aleman
  • Eve Goodman & Jonathan Hatch
  • Avra Gordis
  • Sherry Gorelick
  • Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
  • Cynthia Greenberg
  • Richard Greenspan
  • Rabbi Miriam Grossman & Jeremy Siegman
  • Gia Cavellini Guzman
  • Shahana Hanif
  • Tom Haviv
  • Jon & Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann
  • Ellen Hirsch
  • Jennifer S. Hirsch & John Santelli
  • Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez
  • Neal Hoffman & Andrew Ingall
  • Dawne Hood & Stefan Goldberg
  • Leigh Howard & Annabelle Heckler
  • Andrea Jacobs
  • Anna Jacobs, Gretchen Hildebran, & X Jacobs
  • Beth Jacobs & Kirin Kanakkanatt
  • Betty Jane Jacobs & Alfred Litman
  • Daniel & Susan Quinn Jacobs
  • Yael Jacobson-Zieff
  • Rabbi David Jaffe & Janette Hillis-Jaffe
  • Sarah Jaffe
  • Nina Jaroslaw & Mark Tecotzky
  • Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York
  • Lucretia John
  • Mariame Kaba
  • Rabbi Andy Kahn
  • Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster & Paul Pelavin
  • Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky
  • Ilanit Gerblich Kalir
  • Barbara S. Kane
  • Brian Kates & Jonathan Cohen
  • Daniel Katz
  • Rebecca Gabrielle Porath Katz
  • Donna Katzin & Alan Altschuler
  • Dove Kent & Theo Luebke
  • Trish Kent
  • Debbie Kesselman & Joe Giovanniello
  • Pippi Kessler & Jules Skloot
  • Shamus Khan
  • Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block
  • Mel & Audrie MacDuff King
  • Gayle Kirshenbaum & Ira Yankwitt
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum & Randi Weingarten
  • Sarah Klevan
  • Tamar Kotz & Alex Federman
  • Tania Kravath
  • Talia Kravitz
  • Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
  • Hilary Kunins
  • Joan A. Kuriansky
  • Rachel Laforest
  • Mickey Lambert & Nina Callaway
  • Hon. Brad Lander & Meg Barnette
  • Ellen Landsberger
  • Liz & Shai Lauros
  • Bill Leavitt
  • Rabbi Arielle & Noam Lekach-Rosenberg
  • Rosanne Leipzig & Ora Chaikin
  • Libby Lenkinski
  • Debbie & Rick Lerner
  • Nancy Lessin
  • Elana Levin
  • Mana Levine
  • Jeyn Levison
  • Jaime-Jin Lewis & John Norwood
  • Anne Lieberman
  • Grace Lile
  • Rabbi Ellen Lippmann & Kathryn Conroy
  • Marion I. Lipshutz
  • Bill Lipton & Yasmin Ramirez
  • Sue Lob & Ira Wasserman
  • Carinne Luck & Zach Smith
  • Rabbi Sara Luria & Isaac Luria
  • Tamika D. Mallory
  • Michael Mandel
  • Anastasia Mann
  • Rabbi Paula Marcus
  • Bob Master
  • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
  • Yavilah McCoy
  • Gene McCullough & Cheryl Paradis
  • Rachel McCullough & Megan Paradis Hanley
  • Tom McCullough
  • Vered Meir
  • Ruth Messinger
  • Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss
  • Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer & Sarah Strnad
  • Elana Michelson
  • Susan Milamed
  • Rabbi Jessica Minnen
  • Jacqueline Moline
  • Jessica Greer Morris
  • Bill Morse & Lee Farris
  • Nikki Morse
  • Jon Moscow & Pat Sterner
  • Marty Needelman
  • Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark & Alisa Solomon
  • Franny Silverman Newman & Mike Newman
  • Lisa Ochs
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Alexis Ortiz & Miguel Correa
  • Norman Paradis & Christine Couturier
  • Sarina & Jason Partridge
  • Suraj Patel
  • Rabbi Salem Pearce
  • Elise Pechter
  • Charlotte Phillips
  • Karen Pittelman
  • Judith Plaskow & Martha Ackelsberg
  • Jacob Plitman
  • Letty & Bert Pogrebin
  • Ai-jen Poo
  • Jillian Powers
  • Becky Raik
  • Dania Rajendra & Ajay Singh Chaudhary
  • Sasha Raskin-Yin
  • Adam Reich
  • Jacob Remes & Mari Armstrong-Hough
  • Isaac Rethy
  • Rabbi Mira Rivera
  • Shachar & Nick Roloson
  • Rachel Rosenbloom
  • Hon. Helen Rosenthal & Carmen Marino
  • Ilene Rosenthal & Louis Geser
  • Cynthia Rothschild & Barbara Schulman
  • Janice Stieber Rous
  • Anya Stieber Rous
  • Justin Ruben & Autumn Leonard
  • Nan Rubin
  • Renie Rutchick & Judith Trachtenberg
  • Bobbie Sackman
  • Yael Sacks
  • Yasmin Safdié & Deborah Lolai
  • Hon. Julia Salazar
  • Linda Sarsour
  • Jay Saper
  • Phillip Saperia & Jim Golden
  • Audrey Sasson
  • Diane & Robert Sasson
  • Erika Sasson & Rabbi Misha Shulman
  • James Schaffer & Ilana Lerman
  • Katie Schaffer
  • Emily Schatzow
  • Lee Schere & Pamela Shifman
  • Bill Schleicher & Ellen Chapnick
  • Dana J. Schneider & Kathleen Pequeño
  • Donna Schneiderman & Mitchell Drach
  • Noah Schoen
  • Donna & Steven Schragis
  • Rachel Schragis
  • Cantor Lisa B. Segal & Arthur Strimling
  • Margot Seigle
  • Richard Semegram
  • Arianne Shaffer
  • Rebecca Shaloff
  • Andrea Shapiro
  • Jay Shapiro
  • Lucas Shapiro
  • Inbar Soffer Sharon & Yahkeema Moffitt
  • Ody & Ronen Sharon
  • Rafael Shimunov
  • Deb Shoval & Tala Manassah
  • Micah Sifry & Leslie Lieman
  • Dara Silverman
  • Riva Silverman & Abram Heisler
  • Rabbi Becky Silverstein & Naomi Sobel
  • Faren Siminoff & Leslie Salmon
  • Rabbi Mia Simring & Jimmy Taber
  • W Mae Singerman
  • Buzz Slutzky
  • Barbara Smith
  • Carol Smith
  • Marilyn Sneiderman & Stephen Lerner
  • Rickie Solinger & James Geiser
  • Adam & Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs
  • Rabbi Margot Stein & Rabbi Myriam Klotz
  • Naomi Sunshine & Jill Szuchmacher
  • Jennifer Sylvor & Abigail Sylvor Greenberg
  • Rabbi Rachel Timoner
  • Rachel B. Tiven & Seth M. Marnin
  • Lara Tobin & Larry Siems
  • David Unger & Lauren Jones
  • Katie Unger
  • Liz Vladeck
  • KC Wagner
  • Josh Waletzky
  • Daniel Walkowitz
  • Rebecca Walkowitz
  • Yehudah Webster
  • Rachel Weinstein
  • Jeffrey Weiss
  • Rabbi Alex Weissman & Rabbi Adam Lavitt
  • Alexa Weitzman
  • Eric Weltman & Sarah Bennett
  • Susan Weltman
  • Laura Wernick, Lori Brooks, & Sasha Brooks Wernick
  • Rachel Weinstein White
  • Marilyn Williams
  • Elizabeth Wilson & Rabbi Jo Hirschmann
  • Nancy & Peter Wilson
  • Rebecca Wisotsky & Katya Levitan-Reiner
  • Michael Wormke
  • Eyal Yerushalmi
  • Rye Young
  • Zahara Zahav & Laynie Soloman
  • Karen Zelermyer
  • Milton Zelermyer
  • Sarah Zelermyer-Diaz
  • Quito Ziegler
  • Ivan Zimmerman & Taryn Higashi
  • Simone Zimmerman
  • Lisa & Dan Zucker