JFREJ Community

JFREJ Action's 501c3 Sister Organization

JFREJ Community (formerly JFREJ) is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to building a vibrant Jewish left working for social justice in New York City.

JFREJ Community fights to empower communities that face state violence, economic inequity, and structural oppression to govern the resources and systems that affect their lives.

The city — and world — we are fighting for will require abolishing some existing institutions, transforming others, and building new structures and systems that actually meet our needs. Along the way we will make strategic decisions about when to push for incremental improvements and stopgap measures (accountable to, and in dialogue with, our grassroots partners) but we will always keep our eyes on the prize. To realize this kind of radical vision we will need to grow our people power, and develop a new level of rigor, resources, fortitude, and focus.

In New York and in concert with our allies across the country, we help to build the progressive movement that is fighting for the transformational policies that will realize our far-reaching vision: building a caring feminist economy and a future with Medicare for All; an end to mass incarceration and racist policing; a universal Homes Guarantee; a Green New Deal; publicly funded elections; and fair wages and working conditions for all workers. We work to expand our democracy, redistribute wealth, and beat back the rising tide of authoritarianism and white nationalism.

JFREJ Community grows the New York Jewish Left by creating a welcoming, vibrant home for our city’s multiracial, multi-ethnic, intergenerational, progressive Jewish community. We are the home for Jewish art, culture, and ritual with all our diasporic languages, cultural traditions and texts. We invest in education, artmaking, ritual, and joyful celebrations that bring us into new ways of relating to one another and allow us to be in dialogue with the past, present, and future. We work at the intersection of identity and progressive politics. We center the voices and follow the leadership of those who have faced state violence and structural oppression, and who share our values and vision for collective liberation. Drawing from the Bundist principle of doykait (hereness), we will continue to fight for Jewish safety and thriving — inextricably linked with the safety and thriving of our neighbors — rooted and blooming here in our home: New York City.

JFREJ Community is JFREJ Action’s sister 501c3 organization. Gifts to JFREJ Community are tax-deductible.

The JFREJ Community Board of Directors

Amanda Altman
Neal Hoffman
Rachel Laforest
Autumn Leonard
Alisa Solomon