When our democracy is under attack by hateful forces of systemic oppression, Bend the Arc Jewish Action draws the bold lines in the sand that we need to keep each other safe. DJJ recently signed onto BtA's People’s Resolution Rejecting Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Racism, and Xenophobia. Check out this blog for the resolution's full text.Read more
All month DJJniks have been busily planning our 4th Annual Purim Extravaganza, and while doing so we've gotten a few, "What's a Purim?"
DJJ leader, Emma Share, created a digital magazine on the topic of gentrification and displacement in Detroit. Read her words about the creation of the resource here:Read more
I went off script when I represented DJJ at the Women’s March in Detroit. I looked out at the beautiful, diverse, passionate and hopeful mass, and I felt a clear need for us to connect with each other. I called on the crowd to say to their neighbors:
I’m gonna keep building beloved community with you.
I’m gonna keep building messy movements with you.
I’m gonna keep showing up for you.
I’m gonna keep holding you accountable -- with love.
When our movements splinter, white supremacy and patriarchy benefit. We are deeply grateful for the visionary Jewish Women of Color who called our community in and pointed us forward. Watch their brilliant leadership shine in this video.
Detroit Jews for Justice is here to make sure that, in our small corner of the world, Jews remain an essential partner in coalitions that strive for our shared thriving. Thank you for making it possible.
Rabbi Alana was one of the many powerful leaders to speak at the Women's March Michigan last month.Read more
Last Friday, during the Auto Show’s annual ‘Prom’, DJJ leaders gathered with labor, environmental, and community activists as they shared their questions and demands with GM executives.Read more
Here at DJJ we do Justice Jewishly--and every year, we do Purim amazingly. That's right, we're fast approaching our 4th Annual Purim Extravaganza on MARCH 31! Last year we had our best Purim yet, but we plan to top ourselves once again. This year, leading the charge on our Shpiel will be new DJJ-nik Lindsay McCaw, who will serve as our Shpiel producer. You can get to know a little bit about Lindsay below!Read more
Three years ago, I joined Detroit Jews for Justice, first as an intern and eventually as Director of Organizing.
Tonight I will be leaving that role and joining the team of Congressman Andy Levin's office in Oakland/Macomb, where I'll get to continue to work for social justice from another arena!
A big and intense decision for sure, but one made so much easier by the fact that I leave behind so many incredible leaders who will grow this community's work for racial and economic justice far beyond my contributions.
30 new and returning leaders gathered together last night for orientation, an opportunity hear about DJJ's work, learn our core principles, get plugged into water and housing justice campaigns, and get to know each other.Read more