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Honoring Dr. King with Action

As we take today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, we are moved by the stories of so many thousands of people who took action in the Civil Rights movement. We will never know the name of every person who struggled for their liberation, or for the liberation of their neighbors, friends, and comrades, but we honor them for their incredible courage, vision, determination, and heart.

The Movement and You

Something really powerful is happening in New York. As you read the news below, I hope you’ll feel as inspired as I do, and will support JFREJ’s transformative organizing in 2013!

We Condemn Geller's Hateful Ads

Jewish Groups Condemn (Yet Again) Ads Promoting Hate and Anti-Muslim Bigotry: Call for Unequivocal Repudiation of Islamophobia

How to Prepare for Disaster

JFREJ member and SUNY disaster historian Jacob Remes wrote this week, "The best disaster preparedness we can have is to build the kinds of communities we want to live in." That's the vision that is inspiring our work at JFREJ.

Immediate Needs and Long Term Vision

Updated for Saturday & Sunday 11/10 - 11/11
Locations, supplies, and volunteer needs for hurricane relief listed in bold.

The need continues in response to the extended period some New York residents have suffered without electricity, water, and reliable information. Several of JFREJ's partner organizations - whose inspiring work we have honored for decades - continue to be engaged in critical hurricane relief work in their communities. On this site, we will keep you updated with information from JFREJ's ally organizations on ways you can help - either through volunteering, donating supplies, or donating funds.

JFREJ and Domestic Workers United Send Condolences

Today, Domestic Workers United, Hand in Hand, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, released the following in response to yesterday's tragedy on the Upper West Side:

As members and leaders of the domestic worker and employer community, the staff and membership of Domestic Workers United (DWU), Hand in Hand, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) are shocked and profoundly saddened by yesterday's tragic event in which two children were found murdered in their own home. We send our deepest condolences  and prayers to the Krim family and their community in this most terrible of times.

JFREJ Organizes Rabbinic Support for the Paid Sick Leave Campaign

Click here for the article in The Jewish Daily Forward

Today, October 26th, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice sent a letter to New York City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, with over 40 signatures by prominent Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Reconstructionist, and Renewal New York rabbis in support of the New York City Paid Sick Time Act.  The letter, co-sponsored by Rabbis J. Roly Matalon, Yitz Greenberg, and Jill Jacobs, urges Speaker Quinn to bring this critical piece of legislation to a vote.

(Scroll down for a full list of signatories).

The Meyer Awards - A Night of Inspiration!

We’re so thrilled that JFREJ’s 16th Annual Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards was an inspiring success! Over 300 JFREJ members, allies, and friends gathered at B’nai Jeshurun last Wednesday evening to celebrate our tremendous honorees.

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