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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”

JUDJ Passover Supplement on immigration and refugees

As Passover approaches, Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) is pleased to join with partners in the Orthodox community to distribute this educational supplement for use as you prepare for and celebrate Passover. Researched by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn, Dean and Rabbi of Yavneh Hebrew Academy, the supplement explores the deep concern in Jewish tradition … Continue reading JUDJ Passover Supplement on immigration and refugees

LOS ANGELES TIMES: For Los Angeles Jews, Trump is a rallying cry the community hasn’t seen in decades

The rise of President Trump has sparked a new streak of activism in Los Angeles’ Jewish community that many veteran leaders say they haven’t seen in decades. Jewish leaders in the religious, political and cultural worlds have formed a coalition aimed at denouncing what they perceive to be threats to religious tolerance, democratic values, equal … Continue reading LOS ANGELES TIMES: For Los Angeles Jews, Trump is a rallying cry the community hasn’t seen in decades