JFREJ in the Press
JFREJ provides a much-needed progressive Jewish voice in a city in which the most prominent Jewish spokespeople are often conservative. JFREJ has received coverage in such media outlets as The New York Times, Newsday, The Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, NPR, Jewish Week, and The Jewish Forward. Look below for JFREJ media mentions, as well as press releases and public statements:
LaVoce di New York, December 8, 2014: Inside and Outside of a Holding Cell, Protesters for Eric Garner Build a Community
Jewschool, December 5, 2014: Jewish leaders arrested in NYC while protesting that #BlackLivesMatter
Jewish Week, December 8, 2014: Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Randi Weingarten Arrested At Garner Protest
Think Progress, December 7, 2014 How A New York Seminary Became A Hub For Eric Garner Protests
Gothamist, December 6, 2014: Rabbis Arrested For Civil Disobedience At UWS Eric Garner Protest
Huffington Post Religion, December 5, 2014: Rabbis Recite Kaddish, Jewish Mourning Prayer, For Eric Garner, Later Arrested In NYC Protest
NY Daily News, December 5, 2014: 3 rabbis, teachers union boss arrested as New Yorkers protest police killings of Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Michael Brown
Haaretz, December 5, 2014: Leading New York rabbis arrested for protesting death of Eric Garner
Times of Israel, December 5, 2014: NY rabbis arrested as Jewish group leads march on Eric Garner decision
Waging Non Violence, December 5, 2014 Taking action on racial injustice is the ‘responsibility of all New Yorkers’
The Jewish Daily Forward, December 5, 2014: New York Rabbis Arrested at Eric Garner Police Brutality Protest
West Side Rag, December 5, 2014: Rabbis, Jewish Activists, arrest after blocking 96th and Broadway
JTA, December 4, 2014: Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Randi Weingarten arrested at Garner protest
The Guardian, December 5, 2014: Eric Garner protests continue in cities across America through second night
i24 News, December 5, 2014: New York race protests vent anger over police killings
Haaretz, December 5, 2014: Jewish group joins N.Y. protest march on Eric Garner case
JN Jewish News, December 4, 2014: Jewish group leading N.Y. protest march on Eric Garner decision
The Jewish Daily Forward, December 4, 2014: I Don't Want To Feel 'Safe' at Eric Garner’s Expense
Showing Up For Racial Injustice (SURJ), November 30, 2014: SURJ National Conference Call for White People on Ferguson Saturday, November 29 2014
Imagine 2050, November 25, 2014: Ferguson non-indictment about more than just holding police officers accountable
Zeek, October 22, 2014: The Slingshot Guide Turns 10: Questions for Will Schneider
The Jewish Daily Forward, August 26, 2014: Why I Spent Shabbat Protesting Police Brutality
NY Jewish Week, August 26, 2014: The End Of Jewish Liberalism?
Zeek, August 14, 2014: In Memory of Leonard Fein: Social Justice Again...
Metro, July 22,2014: Interfaith Leaders Denounce Anti-Muslim Harassment in Brooklyn
AlterNet, May 22, 2014: Organizers Call for Changes to Al Qaeda Film Shown in Newly Opened 9/11 Memorial Museum
Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), May 20, 2014: Jewish groups urge Sept. 11 Memorial Museum not to insinuate all Muslims are terrorists
The Jewish Week, March 12, 2014: After The Party, Racial Profiling
New York Daily News, December 31, 2013: Critics to Kelly: We're Not Sorry to See You Go!
eJewish Philanthropy, December 26, 2013: Enough Identity Already--Indeed!
Colorlines, Friday, December 6th, 2013: What Mandela Taught Us
The Jewish Week, November 19th, 2013: Jewish Advice For Mayor-Elect At Transition Event
The Jewish Daily Forward, November 15th, 2013: Jewish Leaders Push 'One People' Agenda for New York as De Blasio Era Dawns
The Jewish Daily Forward, October 24, 2013: Slingshot List Highlights Jewish Non-Profits
ZEEK, October 11, 2013: Is the Wait Nearly Over for DC Waitstaff on Paid Sick Days?
The Jewish Daily Forward, September 2, 2013: A Jewish Fight for Public Education
YNet, August 26, 2013: Reform Leader: Orthodoxy in Israel Jeapordizes Judaism
Tikkun, August 21, 2013: Fear, Safety, Control, and Resistance: Shifting the Dialogue on Policing
Jewish Currents, July 31, 2013: JFREJ vs. Stop-and-Frisk
The Nation, July 3, 2013: The Powerful Lesson of New York's Police Oversight Law
Ditmas Park Corner, July 2, 2013: Meet Marjorie Dove Kent, Executive Director of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Young Jewish Brooklyn, April 29, 2013: Counting the Omer with Locally Grown: Week Six by Marjorie Dove Kent
Zeek, April 10, 2013: The Jewish Push for Immigration Reform: A Q&A with Abby Levine
Mondoweiss, January 30, 2013: From Islamophobic surveillance to 'stop and frisk': Organizers decry criminalization of their communities in NYC
Kolot Chayeinu, January 28, 2013: MLK Day with Kolot & JFREJ
The American Prospect, January 24, 2013: Workers, Not Babysitters
Jewish Currents, December 18, 2012: Kibitznik's Choice: Jews Against Islamophobia
AFL-CIO, December 2012: Just Employers: Park Slope Parents Advocate for Domestic Workers' Rights
The Jewish Daily Forward, November 4, 2012: More Women-Led Groups Picked for Slingshot Guide
buildOn from the field, October 31, 2012: Help New York Respond to Hurricane Sandy
The Jewish Daily Forward, October 25, 2012: Rabbis Pressure Christine Quinn Over Sick Leave
The Nation, October 18, 2012: The War Between the Civilized Man and Pamela Geller
The Huffington Post, October 3, 2012: To Bigotry No Sanction
The American Muslim, September 29, 2012: American Jews Are Speaking Out Against Anti-Muslim Ads
CNN Belief Blog, September 25, 2012: Interfaith Group Protests Ad
Metro, September 25, 2012: 'Racist' Stickers Plastered Over Controversial Subway Station Ads
Metro, September 24, 2012: Cultural Organizations Denounce Ads That Call Jihad 'Savage'
AlterNet, September 21, 2012: Keep an Eye on Some of the Best Organizing Going on in America: 6 Activist Projects to Watch
Mondoweiss, September 20, 2012: 3 NY Jewish groups condemn Pam Geller's 'savages' ad in subways
Jewish Chronicle, September 20, 2012: Occupy Judaism Leads Rosh Hashanah Demonstration
Jewish Currents, June 27, 2012: Kibitznik's Choice: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
The Nation, June 13, 2012: The Uphill Battle to Enforce Domestic Workers' Rights
JewSchool, May 3, 2012: May First and Repairing the World
San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2012: Occupy Protesters Take to Streets Amid Music, Gusts of Gas
The Jewish Week, April 26, 2012: The Case Against Ray Kelly
The Village Voice, April 18, 2012: Foreclosure Blockade Activists' "Week of Action" is Indeed Action Packed
The New York World, April 17, 2012: Singing Foreclosure Blockades go to Bronx Auction
The New School, February 7, 2012: How the LES was won. (Or not.)
JewSchool, January 7, 2012: In Memorandum: Adrienne Cooper (1946 - 2011)
The Jewish Week, January 3, 2012: Jewish Leaders Split on Muslim Monitoring
The Jewish Daily Forward, December 29, 2011: Adrienne Cooper Embodied Progressive Spirit
The Jewish Daily Forward, December 26, 2011: Adrienne Cooper, Yiddish Singer, is Dead
The New York Times, October 21, 2011: Cries of Antisemitism, but Not at Zuccotti Park
The Economist, October 19, 2011: La trahison de CPAs
The Jewish Chronicle, October 19, 2011: Wall Street Protest: kosher or racist?
The Huffington Post, October 18, 2011: Occupy Sukkot's Prayer for an Unbalanced World
The Huffington Post, October 18, 2011: The Message and Strategy that is Needed by Occupy Wall Street
Haaretz.com, October 17, 2011: WATCH: Sukkahs Occupy Wall Street
New Voices, October 18, 2011: The Holy Alliance of Occupy Wall Street and DIY Judaism
Young Manhattanite, October 15, 2011: Sukkahs are the new front line in the battle to Occupy NYC and Seattle
The Forward, October 13, 2011: Occupy-ing Sukkahs, Across the Nation
The Forward, October 13, 2011: Occupy Sukkot Across the Country (video)
Tikun Daily, October 12, 2011: Occupy Sukkot – An Expansion of Occupy Wall Street Where Jewish Activism and Civil Disobedience Converge
JTA, October 12, 2011: Occupy Wall Street Protesters have a Sukkah
Peoples Word, October 12, 2011: Hundreds march on the homes of the top 1 percent
JTA, October 11, 2011: Occupy Wall Street Protests Taking on a Jewish Flavor
Beyond the Pale, October 9, 2011: Kol Nidre service at Occupy Wall Street
972Mag, October 8, 2011: A different and momentous Yom Kippur in downtown NY
The Huffington Post, October 7, 2011: Yom Kippur Service Taking Place at Occupy Wall Street
The Jewish Chronicle October 7, 2011: Yom Kippur the Occupy Wall Street
Velvet Park Media, March 19, 2011: Happy Purim
NDTV, June 3, 2010: Paid sick leave, overtime for New York nannies
New York Times, June 2, 2010: For Nannies, Hope for Workplace Protection
Tablet Magazine, February 26, 2010: Unmasked: Has Purim Replaced Passover As the Best Vehicle for Expressing Jewish Identity?
NY1 24-hour Local News, June 23, 2009: Domestic Workers Push for Bill of Rights
WNYC Newsroom, June 11, 2009: Paterson Will Sign "Domestic Workers Bill of Rights"
WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show, June 11, 2009: Crunchtime in Albany: Domestic Workers' Rights
The New York Daily News, April 8, 2009: Give Nannies and Housekeepers the Rights they Deserve: N.Y. Should Lead the Way and Fix Labor Laws
Work and Family Blog , March 4, 2009: The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
The Jewish Daily Forward, January 21, 2009: The Next Generation: Organizers and Activists Learn the Ropes
GoLeft, July 2008: GoLeft Star Activist Interview: Dara Silverman
Act Now!, June 2, 2008: Kosher Meat Boycott
GoLeft, May 27, 2008: Race and the City or why do the white girls always sit together on television?
The Jewish Week, May 21, 2008: Jewish Rally For Domestic Workers’ Bill Of Rights
New York Magazine, April 21, 2008: If God Is Dead, Who Gets His House?
Jewess, April 4, 2008: Seder in the Streets: Pre-Passover Domestic Workers’ Rights Event
Jorge Ariel Hoffman’s Blog, October 28, 2007: Immigrant Rally Pictures
The Jewish Daily Forward, October 24, 2007: Arab Principal Honored
Communities in Support of KGIA, October 18, 2007: Jewish group honors Debbie Almontaser, former Principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy
Jewess, June 5, 2007: It’s Blog for Domestic Workers’ Day!
New York Daily News, May 31, 2007: Our Domestic Workers Deserve Bill of Rights
Jvoices, April 1, 2007: Passover Galore…social justice haggadot and supplement round up
The New York Times, March 2, 2007: Roti and Homentaschn
Salty Femme, February 26, 2007: queer Purim
The Jewish Week, January 5, 2007: Filling The Void On Domestic Issues
Tikkun, April 7, 2006: Passover of the Immigrant
New Voices Magazine, April 2006: Pushing the Envelope: SVARA Generates Space for Queer and Trans Jews
New Voices Magazine, April 2006: The Jewish Poor
New Voices Magazine, April 2006: New York Jews Fight for Domestic Workers’ Rights
Zeek: A Journal of Jewish Thought and Culture, October 2004: Empowering Jewish Progressives: An Interview with JFREJ Director Dara Silverman
The Jewish Daily Forward, May 9, 2003: Congregation in Flap Over Activist
The Jewish Week, May 9, 2003: Shapiro Honor Sparks Flap
The Jewish Week, March 29, 2002: Passover Plea on Prisons
People's World, March 2, 2002: Celebration Condemns Death Penalty
The Jewish Week, April 23, 1999: Jewish Groups Shun Diallo Coalition
Chicago Tribune, March 30, 1999: Daily Protests of NY Shooting Keep Political Heat on Giuliani
The New York Times, March 25, 1999: Protests in Police Killing of Diallo Grow Larger, and More Diverse
The Jewish Week, March 26, 1999: Jews Breaking Silence on Diallo Shooting
The New York Times, June 8, 1990: Don’t Test Mandela on Israel
Press Releases from JFREJ
November 13, 2011: Jewish Groups Stand Up for Free Speech at Occupy Wall Street
January 28, 2002: JFREJ's Policy on International Issues
January 18, 2002: Martin Luther King Day Protest of Detention of Immigrants
November 7, 2001: Our Hope: A New Mayor and a New Agenda for all New Yorkers Progressive Jewish Group responds to Mayoral Election
September 13, 2001: JFREJ Responds to the WTC Attacks: Progressive Jewish Organization Condemns WTC Attack, Speaks Out Against Coming Retaliation and Hate.
August 6, 2001: The JFREJ Theater Project -- Romeo & Juliet Fight Back:
Black, Latino, and Jewish Students Perform Original Show, "The Real Deal: Demography & Destiny"
May 30, 2001: Teach-In: "Arabs, Jews, and New York Politics"
Jewish- and Arab-Americans team up to highlight how Arab-Jewish relations are used in NYC politics
February 14, 2001: Broken Hearted Over Edison
Activists confront Schools Chancellor Levy on the privatization of public schools
February 1, 2001: Jews Decry Decision Not to Prosecute Diallo Cops
JFREJ protests U.S. Justice Dept. decision no to file civil rights charges.
December 21, 2000: Modern Day Maccabees Fight Police Brutality.
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Hosts Alternative Chanukah Ceremony
October 2000: Privatized schools would perpetuate race & class privilege
Letter to New York Times by JFREJ Board member Brad Lander cites the dangers of privatization
August 27, 2000: No Justice Yet for Gidone Busch
JFREJ Joins Family to Commemorate One Year Anniversary of Boro Park Police Shooting
July 30, 2000: Don't paint victims of police brutality as aggressors
Challenging the attempts of the NYPD and the Mayor to blame the victims in the Dorismond and Bush cases.
March 10, 2000: Letter to Jewish Week re: Police Brutality organizing
Tying Jews to all other ethnic groups in the struggle against police violence.
August 25, 1999 Solidarity to Oppose Hate Crimes
JFREJ joins Filipino-American community to condemn Los Angeles attacks on Jewish and Filipino communities
March 24, 1999: JFREJ organizes Jewish civil disobedience in Diallo protest
February 18, 1998: NYU Contractor Discriminates Against Chinese Workers
JFREJ calls on the NYU administration to put an immediate end to the exclusion of Chinese workers from jobs at the University Hall construction site.