About Us

Our History

Detroit Jews for Justice was founded in 2015 by Congregation T’chiyah, out of a desire to support social change in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Since then we have become an independent organization with relationships with many synagogues, secular and unaffiliated Jews, and the national fabric of progressive Jewish organizing.

Organizing the Metro Detroit Jewish Community

DJJ organizes the Metro Detroit Jewish Community to participate in movements for racial and economic justice.

We envision 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 folks, immigrants, and others struggling against systemic oppression. We draw strength from Jewish tradition, thought and culture to sustain our work. 

Detroit Jews for Justice was founded by Congregation T’chiyah to live out their mission of making social change central to the life of their congregation and committed to being a social justice organization owned by the entire Jewish community of Metro Detroit.

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"We are a Progressive voice in the Jewish community, and a Jewish voice in the progressive community."