Rabbi Alana on the Religious Practice of Listening and LGBTQ Discrimination

On February 21st, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib visited the Ruth Ellis Center to hear from LGBTQ youth and local faith leaders. 

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DJJ Intern Lauren Speaks at Ann Arbor Women's March

Last month, our intern, Lauren Fine, a graduate student in the Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the UofM School of Social Work, was invited to speak at the Ann Arbor Women's March. 

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Watch the Purim 2019 Video!

Relive the Purim magic by watching a collage of great video clips from our 4th Annual Extravaganza. 

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Rabbi Alana Speaks at World Water Day

On March 22nd, Rabbi Alana spoke at World Water Day alongside other great water justice leaders to speak out against water shutoffs and demand clean, affordable water for all. 

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Purim Photos are Live!

Snapped by the ineffable Ben Friedman (thank you!), photos from our 4th Annual Purim Extravaganza can be found here.

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Purim Reflections

Our 4th Annual Purim Extravaganza happened last week -- check out some folks' reflections here.

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Unsung Hero Award

On May 11th, 2019, DJJ will receive the Unsung Hero Award from the National Lawyers Guild Detroit & Michigan Chapter!

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DJJ Staff Joins Reset

Reconstructing Judaism's Reset 2019 will be providing year-long support for DJJ staff and our comrades at Avodah and JOIN for Justice. Reset aims to bolster the resilience of social justice leaders and their organizations, so that we can better pursue our work in a spirit and environment of balance, compassion, optimism, sustainability and energy.  

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The Rabble-Rousin' Kiddos of Purim

Wherein we share about the kid-centric program that will take place right before the spiel's curtain call (the main event is also family friendly!)

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Housing justice liaisons attend Midwest Academy training

Recently, DJJ housing justice liaisons Gabe Slabosky & Alexa Eisenberg attended a training with the Midwest Academy as a part of the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures. Check out their reflections here.

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