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A Story About YOU

I want to tell you a story that happened just two weeks ago. As part of our process to select a new campaign, JFREJ invited input from our ally organizations – membership organizations led by low-income, people of color, and immigrant communities. We got a tremendous response. Executive directors, lead organizers, and board members from 10 powerful organizations came to the JFREJ office. We asked them, “What do you see as JFREJ’s key role in movements for racial and economic justice in New York? and boy, did we hear a mouthful!

Folk it up with JFREJ!

We have a lot to celebrate with you! This summer marks the 1 year anniversary of our two wonderful staff members joining the JFREJ team - Executive Director Marjorie Dove Kent and Community Organizer Rachel McCollough. It’s also Marjorie’s birthday!

What better way to celebrate than to dance together? Please join us for:

Determine the Next JFREJ Campaign!

We need to hear from you. Now is your opportunity to influence JFREJ's next direction for powerful Jewish activism in New York. JFREJ is in the process of identifying our next campaign. All summer long, JFREJ members will host meetings to hear your input and ideas. What should Jews in New York fight for? How can grassroots Jewish organizing transform our city and build our movements? Come be part of these crucial conversations to help determine JFREJ's next campaign! Sign up today!

The Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship Returns!

The Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship is JFREJ's six-month program designed to build political analysis and organizing skills for JFREJ member leaders. As a member-led organization, JFREJ believes in prioritizing the development of leaders to guide and grow the organization. This year's fellowship will take place from October 2012 through March 2013 and will include trainings, organizing hours with JFREJ, mentorship, and fundraising.

Click here to download the Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship Application

JFREJ in The Nation!

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice made national news again for our work towards domestic worker justice! Check out this piece in The Nation about domestic worker and domestic employer organizing in Park Slope - and JFREJ's initiative of establishing just community standards!

Supporting Police Accountability

Jews Against Islamophobia, our NYC coalition, is actively supporting the appointment of an Inspector General as a step towards NYPD accountability and transparency. Check out the JAI website for a full statement of support!

JFREJ at the Silent March to Stop Racial Profiling, June 17th

We Blew the Roof Off!

Over 600 people attended the New York Care Congress –making it the largest Care Congress in the country! And JFREJ turned out a whopping 100 people! We were hoping that the Care Congress would kick-off the Caring Across Generations Campaign here in New York. Instead, it blew the roof off! The stadium was packed to the brim with people, excitement, and vision; justice felt closer than ever before.

Judith Felsenfeld tells her Care Story

Join JFREJ at the Care Congress on June 3rd!

RSVP here for the New York Care Congress - and be sure to sign up as a JFREJ member!

On June 3rd, join JFREJ and our partners for the New York Care Congress - a city-wide event bringing together all constituencies to move this campaign forward!

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