DJJ community organizer Eleanor Gamalski was interviewed in a recent article by Model D contributor Imani Mixon entitled "Reconnecting With Their Roots: The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish Life in the North End." Read an excerpt of Eleanor's comments below and check out the rest of the fascinating article here - including thoughts from our friend Roger Robinson of Red Door Digital - a frequent meeting space of DJJ.Read more
Grounding, Guilt-Free Gelt, & Goats: DJJ Staff's Experiences at the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Network Assembly
That feeling when you meet your Jewish social justice movement role models...
DJJ staff attended the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Network Assembly at Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center last week.Read more
Have you seen Jews for Racial & Economic Justice’s (JFREJ) amazing learning resources about antisemitism?Read more
Freedom House, for those of you that haven't heard of it, is an incredible organization in Detroit that provides safe housing for asylum seekers from across the globe.Read more
Next week it will be almost a month since the Women's Convention took place at COBO in Detroit.Read more
We got some awesome coverage from Detroit Jewish News contributor Bobbie Lewis about our water justice panel and forum in partnership with Temple Kol Ami on October 23rd. The panel featured CEO of We the People of Detroit Monica Lewis-Patrick, Dr. Paul Von Oeyen of People's Water Board, community activist Nicole Hill, and State Representative Stephanie Chang. Check out an excerpt from the article below and read the rest here.Read more
If you know Detroit, then you are already angry about the housing crisis. You have driven through neighborhoods where there are only a handful of inhabited homes, or watched children walk past abandoned buildings on their way to school. During Sukkot, Dr. Bernadette Atuahene joined us in R. Alana’s sukkah to tell us where we can channel some of that anger.Read more
Our own Allie Zeff wrote this incredible piece for the Detroit Jewish News entitled "The Detroit Trash Incinerator is Environmental Racism." Allie writes:Read more
Bustle, an leading online magazine focusing on women's issues and voices, reached out to Rabbi Alana for an article entitled "How Antisemitism And Ivanka Trump Have Radicalized Young Jewish Women." Check out an excerpt below and read the full article here.Read more
On September 10th, more than 80 people joined us for "Jews, Race and the Struggle for Justice" a talk and discussion with Dove Kent and Koach Baruch Frazier. We were so thrilled to host these two Jewish spiritual leaders and powerful organizers, whose work has been a great inspiration for DJJ. Check out this video montage by Detroit filmmaker Natasha Tamate Weiss for a taste of the conversation.
Thanks so much to Dove, Koach, Natasha, and all who contributed.Read more