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Rabbis take action to end police discrimination!

In just a few weeks, the New York City Council will vote on two major police reform bills, banning discriminatory profiling and creating independent oversight of the NYPD. Both bills are cosponsored by at least 32 City Council Members (a majority of the City Council), but we need 34 votes to overcome a near-certain veto from Mayor Bloomberg.

These rabbis are showing up for justice! Will you?

JFREJ Celebrates Immigrant Care Workers!

Breaking News: Paid Sick Time Act Passes NY City Council

Mazel tov! We are thrilled to report that the Paid Sick Time Act has been approved by the New York City Council! Now, over a million New Yorkers will finally get paid sick days when they or their family members are in need of medical care. And thanks to the diligent work of many, domestic workers have been included in the Paid Sick Time Act! This is a major moment for not only New York, but also the domestic worker justice movement throughout the country!

Shalom Bayit Day to Honor Immigrant Caregivers

On Saturday, May 11th: will you join in a day of services, celebrations and action to honor not just mothers, but ALL caregivers?

Join JFREJ, Kolot Chayeinu-Voices of Our Lives, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Workmen's Circle Shule, and Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association to gather for Mother's Day-themed services and direct action in Park Slope to celebrate caregivers and domestic workers with acts of loving kindness.

Breaking News on Police Reform

Breaking news: Just one day after the federal class action lawsuit against the NYPD's Stop & Frisk practices started, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has announced that broad agreement has been reached by city lawmakers to install an inspector general to oversee the NYPD.

Join the JFREJ staff!

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice is hiring!

JFREJ is in a dynamic moment of growth, with hundreds of active members, two expanding grassroots organizing campaigns, and flourishing cultural, educational and leadership development programs.

We are hiring a Development Associate to support and guide the fundraising work of JFREJ staff and members to build a strong and sustainable organization. Click here for the full job description, and click here to share this with your networks!

 

 

Seder in the Streets on March 20th!

It's time for Seder in the Streets - a raucous action connecting the Exodus from Mitzrayim to the struggle for justice against discriminatory policing. Through protest and performance, JFREJ will connect the celebration of Passover to the campaign for real police accountability. End Stop & Frisk and surveillance of Muslim communities! Join us in the streets!

Seder in the Streets!
Wednesday, March 20th
4:30pm - 7:00pm
500 Pearl Street, followed by Foley Square

(between Lafayette, Worth, and Centre Street)

Workshop on the Intersections of Racism and Antisemitism

 

 

 

 

Workshop on the Intersections of Racism and Antisemitism
for Jewish Activists in their 20s & 30s

March 28th - 30th, 2014
At the Museum of Women’s Resistance
279 Empire Boulevard
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Led by Cherie R. Brown and Marjorie Dove Kent

This workshop is for Jewish activists who want to examine the impact that being Jewish has on their movement work.

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