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Protect All Resident's Civil Rights: An Action Response to NYPD Raids on UWS Homeless Shelters

On May 23rd, police raided a homeless shelter on the Upper West Side at 4 a.m., arresting anyone with an outstanding warrant. When challenged on this use of police force by advocates for the homeless, Capt. Marlon Larin defended the strategy and asserted that it would continue, despite remarks from Police Commissioner William Bratton expressing his disapproval.

On June 18th, JFREJ protested in solidarity with Picture the Homeless, and other individuals and groups involved in Communities United for Police Reform. This community pressure worked! The NYPD has agreed to stop future raids on homeless shelters.

Below, JFREJ member Neil Friedman shares his experience of the protest.

Jewish Groups Urge National September 11 Museum: Don't Fuel Anti-Muslim Sentiment

The Jews Against Islamophobia Coalition deplores the refusal of the National September 11 Memorial Museum to edit its video, “The Rise of Al Qaeda,” to address the concerns expressed by its multi-faith advisory council, leading American Muslim and Arab American organizations, and community leaders.  

Join JFREJ For May Day!

Join Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Thursday May 1st for the annual May Day march for worker justice and immigrant justice.

A Far Cry from Justice

The Williamsburg Shomrim 5, Taj Patterson & Our Call to Speak Out Against Racism, Homophobia and Hate

On Wednesday, five members of the Orthodox security patrol (the Williamsburg Shomrim) were charged with gang assault for the brutal beating of Taj Patterson, a 22-year-old black gay student. This is potentially a step forward, toward accountability. However, it is a far cry from real justice.

JFREJ Purimshpiel 2014 -- A Festival in 3 Parts!

The Aftselokhes Spectacle Committee, Jews For Racial &
Economic Justice, and The Workmen's Circle present:

Purim 2014! 3 Events! 3 Days!



Job Opening: Community Organizer

Join the JFREJ team!

In Fall of 2012, JFREJ began our Campaign for Police Accountability in coordination with the city-wide coalition Communities United for Police Reform. For over a year, the campaign has been led by a collective of committed JFREJ members. We are now seeking a full-time Community Organizer to increase the campaign’s capacity for impact. The Community Organizer will also work to strengthen the overall JFREJ activist base, and support our leadership development, political education, and cultural programming.

For more information and details, click here!

New Year, New Address

The JFREJ office has moved! We are temporarily at 65 Broadway, Suite 707, New York, NY 10006.

Stay tuned for exciting updates to come about our new permanent office space!

Our Commitment to Nelson Mandela (z"l)

It is with immense gratitude that we honor the life of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest risk-takers and freedom fighters this world has ever known. We celebrate Mandela’s legacy with a re-commitment to fight for justice from a place of love, connection, and indefatigable hope.

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