Volunteer for Labor on the Bimah.
You've read about restaurant worker justice. You've heard about Labor on the Bimah. Now you can get involved. Speak at a local congregation about this issue! We'll give you all the tools and resources you need! It's a great way to get to know a local congregation, and build support for workers' rights in the DC area.
To participate, just pick a volunteer training session, on either:
Thursday, August 19th at 6:30pm, or Sunday, August 22nd at 11am.
Whether or not you've told our Labor on the Bimah Coordinator, Jessie Posilkin, that you'll volunteer, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for the time that works best for you.
Image: some Labor on the Bimah volunteers, Fall 2008.
Volunteer for the Heschel Awards
Volunteers are still needed to help make the Heschel Awards a success! Help us honor David and Carla Cohen, Gustavo Torres and Elissa Froman! Learn more about the event here, and email email@example.com to get involved.
Senator Pinsky Meeting
More than a dozen JUFJ'ers met with Maryland State Senator Paul Pinsky this past Tuesday night. Senator Pinsky is one of the most progressive members of the Maryland legislature and was excited to learn more about JUFJ's work.
The informal conversation was warm and interesting as we discussed issues as diverse as affordable housing, immigration, marriage equality, corporate tax reform, and the upcoming fall elections. Senator Pinsky also pledged his support for our efforts on the Fair Purple Line campaign in Langley Park and we look forward to a continued relationship with him.
JUFJ Sponsored Event: Maryoral Debate Hosted by the Jewish Community
The Jewish community invites all District residents to a mayoral debate with candidates Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray. Mayor Fenty and Chairman Gray will share their vision for the District, discuss issues affecting the Jewish community, and answer your questions. They will address general concerns ranging from affordable housing, immigration, and economic development to education, social service programs, and civil and voting rights.
The debate will be moderated by Scott Thuman, awarding-winning reporter with ABC7/WJLA-TV.
This program is co-hosted with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. Sponsoring organizations include Adas Israel Congregation, American Jewish Committee, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, American University Hillel, Anti-Defamation League, Bet Mishpachah Congregation, Hillel at The George Washington University, Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital, Jews United for Justice, National Jewish Democratic Council, Ohev Shalom - The National Synagogue, Temple Sinai, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Yachad Non-Profit Housing Organization.
August 12, 2010
What is JUFJ?
Jews United for Justice leads Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community.
1413 K Street, NW
Washington DC 20005
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