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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:

The Good Men Project, May 6, 2015: To the White Anti-Racists Who are Nervous About Stepping Up Against Racism

The Forward, April 28, 2015: Why—and How—Baltimore Jews Must Act Now

Mondoweiss, April 28, 2015: Jewish groups stand in opposition to hate speech and all forms of Islamophobia

Amsterdam News, April 23, 2015: Organizations call on City Council to drop NYPD proposal

The Nation, April 17, 2015: Islamophobia is a Joke

The Daily Dot, April 2, 2015: Celebrate Passover with this #BlackLivesMatter Haggadah

The Jewish Daily Forward, April 1, 2015: The #BlackLivesMatter Haggadah

Jewschool, March 31, 2015: 2015's Top Ten Social Justice Haggadot & Seder Supplements

Repair the World, March 2, 2015:  Purim, Puppets, Politics: The 2015 JFREJ Purimshpil

The Harvard Crimson, February 25, 2015: Faith and Solidarity

The Jewish Daily Forward, February 20, 2015: It's Time for Black Jews To Lead

The Intercept, January 30, 2015: NYPD Clarifies That New Counterterror Unit Won't Carry Machine Guns At Protests

Jewschool, December 31, 2014: “Checking Our Privilege”, an Obligation Bestowed by our Ancestors: Learning Intersectionality from Jacob

The Jewish Daily Forward, December 30, 2014: Why Jewish #BlackLivesMatter Activists Should Take Back Seat

The Guardian, December 17, 2014: Arab and Jewish activists hold joint protest for victims of police brutality

Zeek, December 16, 2014: A ZEEK Hanukkah Roundup: Act, Fry, Give, Sing, Laugh, Reflect, Plan Your Power, Read

Huffington Post, December 16, 2014: Jewish, Muslim New Yorkers To Host Hanukkah Action Against Police Brutality

Gotham Gazette, December 14, 2014: The Week Ahead in New York Politics, December 14

The New York Jewish Week, December 10, 2014: Issues Of Race, Bias Come To Fore

LaVoce di New York, December 8, 2014: Inside and Outside of a Holding Cell, Protesters for Eric Garner Build a Community

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

Jewschool, December 5, 2014: Jewish leaders arrested in NYC while protesting that #BlackLivesMatter 

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

Zeek, April 25, 2014: A Far Cry from Justice: The Williamsburg Shomrim 5, Taj Patterson & Our Call to Speak Out Against Racism, Homophobia and Hate

Zeek, April 10, 2014: SPURA, SPURIOUS: A Story of Jews, Politics, and 20 Acres of Demolished Housing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the Lessons We Should Learn

The Jewish Week, March 12, 2014: After The Party, Racial Profiling

Tikkun, March 10, 2014: How Jews Brought America to the Tipping Point on Marriage Equality: Lessons for the Next Social Justice Issues

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

MuzzleWatch, April 28, 2008: NYT article and open letter: Debbie Almontaser and the Arab culture school – victims of the proxy battle over Israel and Palestine

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

Tikkun, April 12, 2005: Beyond Crown Heights - strategies for overcoming anti-Semitism and racism in New York - Panel Discussion

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

August 17, 2005: Jewish Group Denounces Hikind’s Call for Racial Profiling - JFREJ Calls for Public Apology from Hikind

August 30, 2004: Progressive Jews to Present Shande (Disgrace) Awards Outside Jewish Republican Gala

August 29, 2004: Progressive Jewish Groups Kick Off Two Days of Protest and Activism at Republican National Convention

July 27, 2004: JFREJ Letter to the New York Times calls for Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

November 19, 2002: JFREJ voices support for Omar Mohammedi as a commissioner with the New York City Human Rights Commission

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.