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Members

ALEPH: Alliance For Jewish Renewal
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal was founded in 1993 and envisions a contemporary Judaism that is joyous, creative, spiritually rich, socially progressive, and earth-aware. This vision arises out of our search for a renewed personal connection to the God of our ancestors and the legacy of our tradition, in service of our higher dreams for the future of our world. The mission of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal is to fully embrace a contemporary egalitarian Judaism as a profound spiritual practice and social transformer, reaching beyond religious boundaries and institutional structures worldwide. ALEPH brings spiritual vitality and passion into the daily lives of Jews through programs that empower leadership, build communities, and generate powerful experiences and practical resources. There are about 40 network affiliates/communities located both in the US and abroad.
AJWS
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. As one example, AJWS has rallied a global effort to call for justice and hold the Burmese government accountable for their crimes against the Rohingya people. In addition to its grantmaking in the region, AJWS leads the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, a diverse coalition of 26 organizations. Recently, the Network mobilized 52 American Jewish organizations and over 500 rabbis and cantors from 39 states to demand the Senate Foreign Relations Committee markup the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act, which calls for justice in Burma. This Network also applies global pressure to demand safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees and accountability for the persecuted ethnic and religious minorities in the country.
Avodah places members of its Jewish Service Corps at leading anti-poverty nonprofits in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC, for a year of learning, working, and living communally. It also runs a Justice Fellowship in Kansas City. Avodah created a Racial Justice Task Force, which led to several new programmatic and organizational initiatives, working to ensure that its community reflects the full richness and diversity of the American Jewish community.
Bend the Arc
Bend the Arc’s vision of a truly multiracial democracy is reflected in its ongoing commitment to racial equity. In January 2020, the Selah Leadership Program welcomed its 16th cohort, the third of four cohorts dedicated to Jewish Leaders of Color. Selah, which was founded in 2004 and has trained more than 350 Jewish leaders thus far, addresses the need to grow the power and influence of the Jewish social justice field by providing a diverse group of leaders with the transformational tools to become more effective, visionary, collaborative, and sustainable. In its current phase, Selah also seeks to fill a gap in representation and opportunity for Jews of Color in leadership, recognizing the impact of historic underinvestment and exclusion due to racism and the vital importance of representing the true diversity of the Jewish community.
Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the Reform rabbinic professional leadership organization that instills excellence in the Reform Jewish rabbinate and strengthens the Jewish community through religious, spiritual, ethical, and intellectual leadership for the 2,200 rabbis who serve more than 2 million Reform Jews worldwide. Since 1889, the CCAR has led the Reform Movement by amplifying the voice of the Reform Rabbinate on critical religious, social justice, and ethical issues of the day. The CCAR is the center for rabbinic learning, resources, and innovation, providing rabbis with Torah study, professional development, spiritual and emotional well-being, specialized services—placement, pension, mentoring, and transition training—and chevruta. The CCAR is also the primary publisher of the Reform Movement through CCAR Press, publishing liturgical resources and texts on Jewish practice, while CCAR Press imprint Reform Judaism Publishing is the steward of the Reform Movement’s sacred texts, Torah Commentaries, and prayer books.
Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger builds communities of leaders inspired and equipped to take action against hunger. With over 85 campus chapters and 10 community chapters nationwide, we provide tools and training resources to our volunteers to create community, make real change through effective advocacy, and participate in collective philanthropy – all within a single program. Before COVID-19, 1 in 3 college students at four-year universities experienced food insecurity. Campus closures have highlighted the realities of college hunger and Challah for Hunger is taking action to #fuelhighered, our new national advocacy campaign. We are a movement of individuals and organizations advocating for Fundamental, Universal, Equitable, and Long-term state and federal solutions to campus hunger.
Hazon
Hazon, founded in 2000, is the largest faith-based environmental organization in the US and is building a movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all. As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon inspires individuals and communities to make specific commitments to change with a particular focus on food systems. Hazon's #soundthecall celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day welcomed over 1,500 participants and coordinated 24 speakers in six time zones. Hazon recently launched the Jewish Youth Climate Movement as an effort to mitigate climate change by empowering teens and mobilizing communities to take action. In response to the coronavirus crisis, Hazon Detroit started a Relief Garden Initiative that now delivers seeds and compost to help people grow fresh produce to donate to those in need.
HIAS
In response to the administration’s family separation policy and other attacks on the asylum protection system, HIAS mobilized to work at the US/Mexico border and launched a Border Fellows program. HIAS also strengthened its global advocacy through numerous trainings and grew in myriad ways, including the launch of a new partnership with Islamic Relief USA to protect refugees in Greece and expanded services in South and Central America in response to the refugee crisis in the region.
JALSA
As a response to rising antisemitism, JALSA emphasized the importance of our coalition and volunteer engagement work in 2019, and was a strong visible Jewish voice in solidarity with other groups experiencing the impacts of discrimination and bigotry. JALSA supported campaigns to pass legislation guaranteeing undocumented immigrants the right to drivers’ licenses and for due process rights and worked on protecting a woman's right to choose. JALSA also worked on racial profiling, making sure data was collected as part of the hands-free phone traffic stop bill and the facial surveillance bill, which could have negative impacts on the minority community.  JALSA began a project with the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts to develop faith-based markets for products produced by Black-owned businesses and developed curricula in two areas – the history of housing discrimination and climate change – both of which are being piloted in Jewish and secular communities. JALSA has been involved in coalition efforts for progressive taxation to support public transportation and education, lowering the price of prescription drugs, voter registration reform, and gun violence prevention.
Jewish Community Action
Jewish Community Action and its partners organized in St. Paul to advocate for a set of residential tenants' rights policies that the city council adopted unanimously in July 2020. The ordinance, one of the most aggressive in the nation, requires landlords to justify in writing why they have chosen not to renew a tenant’s lease, limits move-in costs, and requires 90 days notice to tenants before an affordable home is sold to a market-rate developer. St. Paul is a renter-majority city and people of color and Indigenous people disproportionately rent (for example, 83 percent of African-American households rent vs. about 41 percent of white households).  Working as part of a multiracial coalition, JCA built a team of its members in St. Paul who researched the issue, lobbied their city council members, and testified publicly.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish Council for Public Affairs is the national hub of the community relations network, representing 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national Jewish agencies, including the four main denominations of American Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist). JCPA convenes, coordinates, builds consensus, and mobilizes its network on key issues while serving as the national representative of the network’s public policy and public affairs platform. Together, JCPA and its network advocate for a just and pluralistic American society, Israel’s quest for peace and security, and human rights around the world in common cause with other civic, racial, ethnic, and faith-based leaders. Its motto is to educate, advocate, and mobilize.
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  Now in its 5th decade, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs works to combat poverty, racism, and antisemitism working in partnership with diverse communities in Chicago. JCUA mobilizes the Jewish community to act on our Jewish values by partnering with grassroots organizations on issues that address the root causes of disparity and inequality in the city and region. JCUA elevates racial justice as a core part of its work. Jewish community members and area congregations are involved through membership, regular meetings, events, leadership development opportunities, and the Kol Or Jewish People of Color Caucus. Youth participate and learn Jewish Community Organizing in JCUA's College-aged Fellowship and Or Tzedek Internship during the school year. In addition, JCUA's zero-interest community development loan fund helps catalyze affordable housing and job creation across Chicago.  
Jewish Labor Committee
The New England Jewish Labor Committee supported the UNITE HERE Local 26 hotel workers during their One Job Should Be Enough campaign and six-week strike of the Marriott Hotels in Boston. The workers were victorious in winning a contract with significant gains in wages, benefits, sexual harassment protections for women, and paid parental leave. The New England Jewish Labor Committee worked behind the scenes to influence and support Jewish organizations to avoid crossing picket lines.
Jewish Youth for Community Action
In 2019, Jewish Youth for Community Action youth members co-organized the Bay Area School Strike for Climate and supported indigenous movements for land sovereignty on Mauna Kea and Ohlone Shellmound. JYCA launched its newest cohort, JAM, for youth who identify as Jews of Color, Sephardi, or Mizrahi to connect with each other and center cultural organizing. JYCA also expanded to San Francisco's Peninsula where two new cohorts joined its 50+ East Bay youth in learning about social issues, developing leadership skills, and taking action on issues of justice as young Jews. JYCA also designed youth-led workshops on antisemitism and white nationalism in anticipation of all to come in 2020.
Jews For Racial and Economic Justice
Founded in 1990, Jews For Racial & Economic Justice is the home for Jewish New Yorkers to organize with their neighbors for a New York where everyone has the freedom to thrive. Recently, JFREJ has worked in coalition to raise $400,000 to free over 60 people from ICE detention centers in the tri-state area. Led by families of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD, and as part of Communities United For Police Reform, JFREJ helped fight for and win historic legislation for police accountability in the state. JFREJ members also aided in the campaign to reallocate $1 billion from the NYPD budget this spring. JFREJ leaders took part in ritual action for 40 Days of Teshuvah that culminated in a powerful Tisha B’Av of Teshuvah (Return) to collectively and publicly mourn the destruction of Black lives.
Jews United for Justice
In 2020, Jews United for Justice and its coalition partners helped: win emergency COVID-19 support for undocumented residents in DC, enable public participation in virtual government proceedings in Montgomery County, cut $10 million from the Baltimore Police Department budget, and secure eviction protections and rental assistance for Marylanders. The coalitions' advocacy was central to delaying a water rate increase in Baltimore, avoiding cuts to essential services in DC, and keeping police out of Montgomery County middle schools.
JOIN for Justice
JOIN is proud to have worked alongside other organizations on this page to pass Amendment 4 in Florida, restoring the right to vote to 1.4 million people with prior felony convictions. JOIN served the campaign through coaching, training, strategy development, and media work.
Keshet
Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. Founded in 1996 as a volunteer-run group in Greater Boston, Keshet today is a national organization that equips Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, creates spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued, and advances LGBTQ rights. Keshet takes seriously the work of building a world in which people of all races and ethnicities can live in safety and are treated with dignity and respect.
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
MAZON is closely tracking and responding to various administrative proposals put forth by the US Department of Agriculture that would restrict nutrition assistance for millions of Americans and recently developed a new toolkit, “Wasting Time for Good: A Guide to Administrative Activism.” In response to unprecedented hunger and hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MAZON created a 50-State Hunger Resource Guide to connect people to vital food assistance programs, many of which are being led and administered by the organization’s anti-hunger partners around the country.
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women has pivoted to providing opportunities to learn, engage, and mobilize online. NCJWebinars are a learning, networking, and skills-building destination for its leaders while the public NCJWebinars focus on policy with members of Congress and other high-level speakers. Digital lobby days bring together organizations and activists to speak with one message on critical issues including voting and abortion. Through its Abortion and Jewish Values Toolkit and Rabbis for Repro campaign, NCJW continues to lead the Jewish community in harnessing faith values to support abortion because of our faith, not in spite of it. NCJW's robust State Policy Advocacy network takes action and lead conversations on equity and justice in its local sections. NCJW is meeting the moment with tools and opportunities for progressive Jews across the country including the Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote 2020 Campaign, a dedicated voter registration tool, and a new federal courts website.
New Israel Fund
The New Israel Fund protects and advances democracy, human and civil rights, and progressive values in Israel. NIF was founded in 1979 to actualize the vision of Israel’s founders: a Jewish and democratic state that, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, “ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.” NIF has provided over $350 million to more than 900 cutting-edge organizations since its inception, creating the foundation of civil society working to advance democracy and equality in Israel. NIF and its grantees have made significant progress on a broad range of issues, from cultivating Jewish-Arab partnership to nurturing the movement providing alternatives to state-sanctioned ultra-Orthodox Judaism, to keeping Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories in the public’s awareness, to successful legal victories on issues of ethnic, religious, and gender discrimination. 
Rabbinical Assembly
The Rabbinical Assembly Social Justice Commission collaborated with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to offer a three-session webinar series: Antisemitism in America Today. In an unprecedented collaboration, rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist movements and Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Federations professionals learned from three leading experts in antisemitism, white nationalism, and the rise of hate violence.
Reconstructing Judaism
Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. It trains the next generation of rabbis, supports and uplift congregations and havurot, fosters emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourages people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future. Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. It has originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive, and relevant.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association was established in 1974. Comprised of over 300 rabbis, the RRA has three primary missions: 1. It serves as a collegial community, in which professional and personal support and resources are provided to rabbis. 2. The RRA represents the rabbinic voice within the Reconstructionist movement, bringing the teachings, stories, and traditions of Judaism to bear on contemporary issues and challenges, and helping to define Reconstructionist positions on Jewish issues for our time. 3. The RRA represents the Reconstructionist rabbinate to the larger Jewish and general communities, through participation in programs, commissions, and other activities.   
Religious Action Center
In 2019, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism trained over 4,000 Reform Jews to organize for social justice through its L’Taken Teen Social Justice Seminar, the Consultation on Conscience, state lobby days, and webinars. The Kraus Family Foundation’s support allowed the RAC to create the Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice to galvanize greater action amidst the immigration and refugee crisis. At its Biennial, the URJ became the first major Jewish denomination to adopt a resolution calling for the study of US slavery reparations. The RAC launched a network of student leaders supporting gun violence prevention and partnered with Women of Reform Judaism to create a campaign focused on reproductive health and rights. 
Repair the World
Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service. Repair believes service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2030, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.
Society for Humanistic Judaism
Society for Humanistic Judaism launched Jews for a Secular Democracy, a new, pluralistic initiative that seeks to galvanize the Jewish community to defend the separation of church and state. Government policy on so many of the issues Jews care about including LGBTQ equality, reproductive rights, and even climate-change science are being strongly influenced by religious fundamentalism. Jews have a unique role in protecting First Amendment religious freedoms and this initiative also opposes “religious freedom” laws that allow businesses to discriminate against customers they object to on religious grounds. SHJ also advocates for the rights of secular Americans as a founding member of the Secular Coalition for America and seeks greater inclusion of openly non-theistic Jews in the broader Jewish community.
T'ruah
T’ruah advances human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories by training and mobilizing its network of 2,000 rabbis and cantors, together with their communities, to bring Jewish values to life through action. Over the past year, T'ruah trained more than 50 future rabbis/cantors to be human rights leaders through a year-long program in Israel and a summer program based in New York; took delegations of clergy to bear witness at the US-Mexico border and the Equal Justice Initiative; and convened nearly 800 people from 38 states and eight countries on Tisha B’Av 2020 to demand an end to family separation and detention of immigrants, together with 60 national and local partners. When the Israeli government threatened annexation, 800 rabbis and cantors spoke out on behalf of the human rights of both Palestinians and Israelis. T'ruah proudly organizes Mikdash, a network of 70 sanctuary synagogues that commit to protecting immigrants at risk of deportation.
The Workers Circle
Celebrating its 120th year, The Workers Circle (formerly the Workmen’s Circle) is a social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, activism, and yiddishkayt. In 2019, in addition to launching its new name, The Workers Circle was a lead Jewish organizer in the immigrant-led coalition for the successful Green Light New York Campaign that granted drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. It helped force JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo to divest from the private prison industry through activism in the Corporate Backers of Hate campaign. In 2020, it grew the Youth Stand Up for Justice teen activist program, connecting over 1,000 teens with Jewish social justice values and traditions. 
Union of Reform Judaism
In 2019, the Union for Reform Judaism expanded its work in audacious hospitality, furthering its work addressing systemic oppression and systems of privilege and striving to create more equitable and inclusive Jewish communities. The URJ launched the 2019-2020 JewV’Nation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Cohort as well as its new “Wholly Jewish” podcast featuring April Baskin and the 2018 JewV’Nation Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. The URJ led DEI trainings for Reform Jewish leaders in congregations, camps, and at the URJ Biennial, and made significant institutional commitments to equity and inclusion work throughout the organization, including staff-wide DEI trainings and working groups.

Partners

Ameinu
Over the past year Ameinu has been involved in many social justice initiatives. In 2019, Ameinu was among the founding members of the Progressive Israel Network (PIN), bringing together 10 Jewish organizations to amplify progressive voices in the American Jewish community around Israel-related issues. Later that year, Ameinu helped lead a successful campaign for the World Zionist Congress elections together with PIN members and others, running as the Hatikvah Progressive Israel Slate. Ameinu continued its support for, and facilitation of, affiliated entities, The Third Narrative and Project Rozana. The former successfully combated efforts to boycott Israel in academic forums while the latter expanded its efforts to build bridges of understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through healthcare.
Aytzim
Founded in 2001, Aytzim is an all-volunteer grassroots nonprofit with five projects: (1) EcoJews: hosting Jewish environmental cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area; (2) Green Zionist Alliance: connecting the Diaspora to Israeli environmental education and advocacy; (3) Jewcology.org: online home and educational library of the Jewish environmental movement; (4) Jews of the Earth: local Jewish environmental action and advocacy in the greater Washington, DC, area; and (5) Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth: Jewish environmental and interfaith clerical education, action, and advocacy on climate change, as part of a joint project with GreenFaith.      
Carolina Jews for Justice
In 2019, Carolina Jews for Justice took its organizing to the next level! It organized four Tisha B'Av events, which contributed to a successful campaign to block a local anti-immigrant law. CJJ facilitated workshops for over 120 people across the state about white nationalism, white supremacy, and antisemitism. CJJ turned out hundreds of people for the first Never Again action in the rural South, and received NC Raise Up's 2019 Solidarity Award for its consistent advocacy for economic justice.
Detroit Jews for Justice
Detroit Jews for Justice organizes the Metro Detroit Jewish community to participate in movements for racial and economic justice. DJJ envisions a region that is more equitable and joyous for all, with an emphasis on supporting the rights and leadership of people of color, low-income workers, the unemployed, women, LGBTQI, immigrants, and others struggling against systemic oppression. DJJ draws strength from Jewish tradition, thought and culture to sustain their work.
Ekar Farm
Now in its 10th year,  Ekar Farm serves as a focal point for Denver’s Jewish community to come together around issues of food justice, environmentalism, and urban farming. Ekar has been integral in providing new ways for Jews to connect to their heritage while simultaneously assisting in the cause to end hunger. Ekar is responding to COVID-19 by increasing the amount of fresh, local, and nutrient-dense produce grown for donation and has assisted over 3,500 gardeners and 28 organizations this year in establishing gardens for food security. Ekar's earth-based program offerings now include collaborations around creating an equitable food system in Metro Denver and experiential education for people of all ages to learn and respond to crises caused by climate change.
Eshel
When Eshel launched the High School Pledge campaign in 2018, it immediately went viral on social media. The campaign sparked conversations amongst dozens of school administrators in Orthodox yeshivot to create written and explicit LGBTQ inclusion policies for their students. Eshel launched the Welcoming Shuls Project (WSP) in 2014 and has now more than 185 Orthodox rabbis across the United States who are engaged in dialogue towards becoming a “Welcoming Shul.” Eshel has successfully reached tens of thousands of people by working to change how Orthodox institutional leaders understand LGBTQ inclusion.
Footsteps
Footsteps supports and affirms individuals and families who have left, or are contemplating leaving, insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives. These courageous individuals struggle to redefine their lives despite punitive reactions from family and friends, little if any secular education, a lack of experience with modern gender roles, and, in some cases, a limited command of English. Footsteps provides a range of services including social and emotional support, educational and vocational guidance, and workshops and social activities. We uplift Footsteps’ members as experts on their own journeys and create opportunities for members, service providers, academics, allies, philanthropists, fellow travelers, and sister groups from across the world to explore the central questions, opportunities, and needs of the formerly ultra-Orthodox. Footsteps has served over 1,700 members since its founding in 2003.    
Habonim Dror North America
In the summer of 2019, Habonim Dror North America educated and empowered 1,200 campers and 300 staff members at six camps throughout North America and two teen summer programs. Habonim Dror brought over 100 young people on journeys to experience Israel in deep, engaging, and challenging ways, ranging from its ten-day Birthright program, to Exploring Israel as a Shared Society, to the Workshop gap year, during which participants volunteer with Israeli peers to educate children about workers’ rights, peace, and justice. In 2020, Habonim Dror expanded the Bonimot Tzedek leadership and social action program for high schoolers with participants focusing on the issue of migrant justice and its intersection with the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Institute of Southern Jewish Life
The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life continues to embody the vital legacy of the Jewish pursuit of social justice in the South, even in the midst of the pandemic. ISJL adapted its literacy and conflict resolution programs to move online and meet its community partners' needs for virtual learning. Internally, ISJL staff are creating Allyship and Advocacy Learning sessions, deepening their own racial justice education and hoping to incorporate these lessons into the ISJL's ASK (Act, Share, Keep) Jewish Social Justice modules for southern synagogues.
J-Teen Leadership
J-Teen Leadership is dedicated to empowering and inspiring Jewish teens from all backgrounds with leadership training, core Jewish values, and community service so they can start contributing to the Jewish community and the world - today! J-Teen Leadership provides a platform for teens to develop a collective voice, address issues confronting society, connect to one another, and be change agents in repairing the world. Recognizing that teens are critical thinkers who can mobilize and motivate their peers, J-Teen Leadership programming is teen-led, meaningful, and fun.  
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston
JCRC of Greater Boston has prioritized protecting democracy amidst the current dire threats, advocating for passage of a bill that was signed into law that will expand early voting, enhance public health measures at polls and provide voting by mail. Its next priority is to promote a Ranked Choice Voting ballot initiative to ensure the election of candidates that reflect the will of the majority of voters. Working closely with Black and Latino leaders, JCRC is also advocating for the passage of a police reform bill that would create a system for certifying and decertifying officers, impose limits on the use of force, eliminate qualified immunity, ban the use of facial recognition technology statewide for one year and allow school districts to opt out of having an officer on site. Finally, JCRC continues to be immersed in working with immigrants in detention, providing court accompaniment and pro bono legal services, raising bond money, and coordinating housing and other services to address post-release needs.
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In 2013-14, the JCRC of Greater New Haven found ways for the numerous constituencies within our community to unite.  For example, they coordinated a Mitzvah Day, in collaboration with the CT Food Bank, that organized the Jewish community to raise money and awareness for those suffering from chronic hunger in our community.
JCRC of Milwaukee
The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation speaks as the representative of the Jewish community on issues of public affairs and public policy by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community through education, advocacy, social justice, and support for Israel. The JCRC works across multiple coalitions to advocate for a more just society including the Community Coalition for Quality Policing focused on bringing needed reform to Milwaukee.
JCRC of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
With decades of experience in community relations and coalition building, JCRC of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties is the go-to public affairs organization for the organized Jewish community of the Bay Area and a trusted liaison with political and civic leaders. With COVID-19 laying bare the great economic inequities and biases that continue to exist in the region and across the country, the San Francisco based-JCRC is currently tackling issues of racial justice and antisemitism, social services and public health support, and free and fair elections. As part of its commitment to a secure and vibrant Israel, JCRC is also actively supporting Israeli-Palestinian coexistence through its Invest in Peace initiative. JCRC’s positions are formed based on consensus and civility, creating a broad tent for community diversity.  
JCRC of St. Louis
The Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis creates consensus and leads advocacy efforts in the organized Jewish community, ensuring that our voices are amplified and heard. The JCRC builds bridges with other faith, ethnic, civil, and political groups that share its passion for social justice, forging relationships based on the issues the community cares about most.
JCRC of the Sacramento Region
The JCRC of the Sacramento Region educates about and advocates to build communities of belonging and strong interrelationships. We have taken stands to support safe immigration through our Latino-Jewish Forum. We supported the Police Use of Force bill, now law, and we continue to build relationships with organizational leaders like CAIR, NAACP, and the Department of Justice. We show up to City Council, County Board of Supervisors, and CA Department of Education to battle discrimination in all forms. We educate about our pluralistic identity and lift our voices in action to repair our world.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
JCHS is committed to pursuing racial justice and integrating education about racism across disciplines. We teach workshops on identity, power, marginalization, and bystander intervention to all new students. We send a cohort of JCHS educators and students annually to the People of Color at Independent Schools Conference; require the entire Professional Community to participate in workshops that include "Systems of Racial Inequity,” "Unpacking Cultural Appropriation," and "Interrupting Bias;" and convene both a White Antiracist Educators group and book club. Our hiring process for every position includes a screening interview around cultural diversity competence, and our all-school assembly program continues to feature social justice and equity issues such as a recent panel of neighborhood leaders addressing the history of racist policies that led to the displacement of Black individuals and businesses in the Western Addition.
The Jewish Emergent Network exists to amplify each member organization’s work and harness our collective power to inject creative inspiration into and help transform Jewish life. We comprise the leaders of seven path-breaking Jewish communities from across the United States who have come together in the spirit of collaboration. These include: IKAR in Los Angeles, Kavana in Seattle, The Kitchen in San Francisco, Mishkan in Chicago, Sixth & I in Washington, D.C., and Lab/Shul and Romemu in New York, and each of our organizations is deeply involved in social justice work on the local, regional, national and international level, each in our own way. Among our core shared values is embracing Judaism as a vehicle for justice and claiming a Jewish moral voice.
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The Jewish Multiracial Network is transforming engagement of Jews of Color and Jewish multiracial families through community building, resource development, and leveraging of new technologies, including maximizing social media to engage 500 to 20,000 individuals daily on issues of Jewish diversity.
Jewish Women's Archive
The Jewish Women's Archive is a national organization that documents Jewish women’s stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change. JWA explores the past as a framework for understanding today’s vital issues and uses stories to motivate people to action. In 2019, JWA launched the story-collecting app, Story Aperture, to engage the public as its partner in recording and sharing the stories of Jewish women. Suggested interview prompts on themes such as race and ethnicity, #MeToo, civic engagement, and most recently, reflections on the pandemic, help chronicle a broad spectrum of experiences that shape the communal narrative. Story Aperture provides a tool for preserving the past and documenting history as it is being made.  
Jewish Women's Foundation of New York
The Collective, an initiative the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York started in 2018, is an incubator for Jewish women social entrepreneurs – Jewish women who lead nonprofits working for social change in areas from maternal health to human trafficking to gun violence. Collective members receive three years of capacity building support for their organizations, funds for professional development, as well as skills-building and connection opportunities with other dynamic Jewish professionals. JWFNY is proud to invest in the leaders working toward a more equitable world.
JWW works to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide by educating and mobilizing individuals, advocating for policy changes and funding projects to support and build resilience in conflict-affected communities. JWW believes the Jewish people must educate ourselves, raise their collective voices, and refuse to stand idly by while atrocities take place. The principles have formed the foundation for the three pillars to our work: Education, Advocacy, and our Projects on-the-ground.
Kavod
Last year Kavod officially became an independent organization and ensured its financial stability for many years to come. The community recently hired its first-ever JOCISM (Jews of Color/Indigenous/Sephardi/Mizrahi) caucus organizer and to start the year 5780 hosted two High Holiday services (Ashkenazi and Sephardi/Mizrachi liturgy) for over 300 people. This year Kavod hired its first anti-racism curriculum team lead, as it continues to facilitate its workshop in synagogues in the Boston area and beyond. Kavod is part of city-wide initiatives to create security practices that rely on solidarity rather than policing, as well as the Defund BosCops organizing front. Kavod has also helped to shift over $150K to the Boston Ujima Project’s Black and Brown-led ecosystem from local faith communities.
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan launched the Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility in July 2017. The Center aims to inspire and empower people to work toward a better and fairer world through learning, volunteering, and activism.  Since opening, the Center has hosted speakers and trainers on community organizing, advocacy, journalism, electoral politics, city government, immigrants and refugees, antisemitism, and Islamophobia. In the past year, the Center has launched the Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival, which presents impactful films that engage the community toward a more democratic, inclusive, and just society.  It also was a founding member of the Jewish Climate Coalition, which creates opportunities for Jewish organizations to fight climate change. The Center is working in partnership with the JCC's other centers of excellence to infuse the entire institution with the values of social responsibility.
Moving Traditions
Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and forming connections to Jewish life, in partnership with hundreds of synagogues, JCCs, camps, and other Jewish institutions. Its Kol Koleinu Feminist Fellowship, offered in collaboration with NFTY and USY, invites young Jewish feminists to explore and deepen their feminist knowledge, channel their voices to share their beliefs, and use their skills to create tangible change in their communities. Open to Jewish high school students, this year-long fellowship brings together 50+ teens in three regional cohorts to learn about gender analysis, feminism, and social change, to use their expertise to teach their peers, and to complete projects that share their learning and leadership with their greater Jewish communities.  
NJHSA has worked to engage local Jewish human service agencies in advocacy in opposition to proposed regulatory changes that would negatively impact clients, staff, and they communities they serve. In 2019, NJHSA mobilized member agencies to submit a flood of comments in opposition to the Administration’s proposals to broaden the public charge policy, lower the poverty threshold, and raise SNAP eligibility guidelines. These proposals would have a serious impact on immigration and the immigrant community, and leave millions of low-income Americans hungry and without health care.
Right Now
Right Now is an international coalition of Jews and allies who are advocating for the rights of asylum seekers in Israel through awareness-raising, direct advocacy, and grassroots campaigns. Most recently, it campaigned against the “Deposit Law,” which especially harmed the most vulnerable asylum seekers and was ultimately overturned by Israel’s Supreme Court. Right Now has continued to advocate for asylum policies in Israel that are in line with Jewish values, human dignity, and international law - and has added its voice to the chorus of Jewish voices working to protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees around the world.  
Once a noble Jewish ethic of peace in the home, the term sh’lom bayit has come to imply that Jewish families do not experience violence. When this myth is shattered, our community has blamed women for their failure to maintain the image of a “perfect Jewish family.” We hope that our name will spread a new message—not of keeping the family together at all costs, but of the right to true peace, safety, and sanctuary in one’s own home. Shalom Bayit’s mission is to foster the social change and community response necessary to eradicate domestic violence in the Jewish community. We strive to create effective, culturally-based strategies to improve Jewish community accountability and response to domestic violence. Our goals are to support and advocate on behalf of Jewish battered women and their children; to educate the Jewish community and its leadership about domestic violence; to empower Jewish youth with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy relationship choices; to organize effective abuse prevention and intervention strategies; and to improve Jewish women’s access to domestic violence services.  
Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation
In May 2020, the Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation Board unanimously voted to launch a COVID-19 Response Campaign to put women and girls front and center in the pandemic and going forward. TOWF developed a series of educational materials, Committee programs, and actions that individual Trustees could take to rebuild the local community. The materials included an in-depth analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, particularly those of color. It was based on input from grantees and others as well as a research-driven data. Another document examined how the values of safety, respect, and equity should be incorporated in future actions to address the consequences of the pandemic. TOWF will be holding educational and fundraising activities to support women and girls in the coming months. Also in May, TOWF issued a statement of solidarity with the goals of Black Lives Matter from the perspective of its focus and commitment to addressing the impact of systemic racial injustice on women and girls.
Significant growth in the number of Gap Year participants allowed Tivnu to spread 1000 volunteer hours per participant to eight new sites, including Portland’s Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, Street Roots newspaper, Jobs with Justice, and Outside the Frame homeless youth video project. Tivnu has also doubled its national reach, with seven 3-10-day programs engaging school and synagogue groups from across the country.  
urbanadamah.org
Urban Adamah recently re-launched its Free Farm Stand through which the organization has donated over 30,000+ lbs of organic produce to community members who may not otherwise have access to healthy vegetables. Community partners provided free health screenings, nutrition demonstrations, Cal Fresh (food stamps) application services and other community resources. Urban Adamah has also been cultivating a relationship with the Native communities of the East Bay.
Uri L'Tzedek
Uri L’Tzedek is an Orthodox social justice organization guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression. Through community-based education, leadership development, and action, Uri L’Tzedek creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world. Uri L'Tzedek, working in coalition, is proud to have helped more than 40,000 asylum seekers reach their families as they were released from ICE.  A significant aspect to engender change in one's communities is the commitment to discuss difficult issues that affect the community the most. Uri L'Tzedek is proud to have launched its Anti-Racism Campaign in an effort to educate the Orthodox community and to stamp out latent racism in Orthodox institutions. Its Tav HaYosher program dignifies workers and stands up for their rights. Fueled by Jewish values, Uri L'Tzedek believes in working in collaboration and coalition with like-minded organizations to stand up against various systems of oppression and bring tangible change to its communities. 
Yaffed
Yaffed’s mission is to ensure every child in Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox yeshivas receives the quality education to which they are entitled under the law. Founded by yeshiva graduates, Yaffed seeks to create systemic change at the legislative level while building grassroots support in the community for educational equity. Last year, Yaffed made important progress toward both of these objectives, including bolstering support for New York State’s proposed substantial equivalency regulations and launching a Rabbinical Council to better engage communities. Yaffed plans to continue building momentum for change in 2020.