Who are we?

Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) is a broad cross-section of Los Angeles Jews who stand with our community and others to assert a Jewish voice to safeguard the principles and foundations of our constitutional democracy.

Founded in the wake of the executive orders on immigration and refugees, JUDJ is deeply concerned about rising threats to religious tolerance, equal rights, a free and fair press, human dignity, and long-held norms of decency and civil society. We will speak out and take action when our shared Jewish values require us to counter those threats.


JUDJ continues to write articles, sponsor programs, share ideas, all designed to keep these conversations alive so that we do not stand by and allow the normalization of behaviors, ideas, and words which we feel undermine our democracy.  Thank you for your support. Please consider making a donation to help defray the costs of this work.

To donate, please visit the website of Jewish Center for Justice and be sure to note “for the benefit of JUDJ” in the comment line.

*JUDJ (EIN 82-0742397) is a fiscally sponsored project of Jumpstart, (EIN: EIN: 26-2173175) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt California public benefit corporation. You may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for your contribution (please discuss this with your tax advisor)