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.
On what would have been his 100th birthday, we honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela (z"l). JFREJ's first public event was a celebratory shabbat after Mandela was released from prison and came to New York on his freedom tour. At that time the Jewish establishment withheld their support of him because he had shaken hands with Yasser Arafat. It helped define JFREJ as an organization that would demand the Jewish community stand on the right side of history and justice. His ongoing legacy continues to define and inspire racial justice movements all around the world.