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Community Conversations: The Challenges of Trump’s America

Two of the most thoughtful pundits on the American scene - Peter Beinart and David Frum - will discuss the implications of Trump and Trumpism for America and the American Jewish community. A first-time dialogue between these two thinkers moderated by VBS's Rabbi Ed Feinstein is a rare opportunity to learn about where we are … Continue reading Community Conversations: The Challenges of Trump’s America

JUDJ Rabbinic and Clergy Council Statement in Response to the Tragedy in Charlottesville

Los Angeles -- The Rabbinic and Clergy Council of the group Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) released the following response to the tragedy in Charlottesville and the Administration's responses to it. JUDJ is a broad cross-section of more than 2,000 prominent Jewish leaders in Los Angeles. The JUDJ Rabbinic and Clergy Council is comprised of more than 120 rabbis … Continue reading JUDJ Rabbinic and Clergy Council Statement in Response to the Tragedy in Charlottesville

Announcing the JUDJ Activist Summit [UPDATED]

Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) will convene its inaugural event, “Building Bridges – Building Movements: A Los Angeles Activist Summit,” a half-day gathering, designed to educate, enlighten, and engage the 2300 individual signatories of JUDJ’s statement of support. For more information and to register, click here. The event will kick-off with a Convening … Continue reading Announcing the JUDJ Activist Summit [UPDATED]

JUDJ seder supplement and text study: “Because we were Strangers, Because we were Slaves”

In partnership with several leaders in the Los Angeles Orthodox community, JUDJ has developed a series of resources for your Passover table: A one-page Passover Seder Supplement, "Because we were Strangers", to bring to your Seder table a Jewishly informed discussion of contemporary immigration and refugee issues, and; An accompanying one-page text study guide, "Because we were … Continue reading JUDJ seder supplement and text study: “Because we were Strangers, Because we were Slaves”