"Illuminating Water Justice" Featured in Detroit Jewish News

DJJ leader/water team member Rabbi Moshe Givental wrote a beautiful op-ed for Detroit Jewish News about our "Illuminating Water Justice" Hanukkah gathering on Sunday. In an excerpt, Moshe writes:

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The 9th Night of Hannukah

On the 1st night of Hannukah, we gathered downtown to declare our solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Detroiters who have suffered inhumane water shut offs. We reflected on the miracle of light, and what action such abundance calls us to.

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Speaking Out Against Lame Duck

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Today, DJJ worker rights co-liaison Hayley Sakwa joined our partners in We the People-MI, rallying at the Capitol and submitting public comment to a hearing on SB 1175 & 1171. This fall, citizen ballot initiatives for strong legislation on paid sick time and increased minimum wage collected enough signatures to get on the ballot. However, the legislature rammed these bills through on their own, before the citizens could have a say, so they could proceed to severely roll back the protections they would offer Michigan workers. 

 



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Myra Wolfgang Awards

On September 19, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm, at NextEnergy, in Detroit, DJJ is putting on the first-ever Myra Wolfgang Awards Gala!

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Hanukkah Water Zine

Water Zine Front Cover by Hannah Lewis

For Hanukkah, art leader Hannah Lewis collaborated with the Water Team to create this awesome zine providing a deep-dive into regional water issues with illustrations and text drawn from Torah. 

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Making Art for Sunday's Hanukkah Action

DJJniks gathered last night to make art out of recycled materials for Sunday's Hanukkah action: Illuminating Water Justice. 

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DJJ's Service Project with One Michigan

DJJ's service project to help One Michigan renovate their new office building as a space fully equipped for their organizational activities, planning for youth leaders, and a learning environment open to the children of metro Detroit was a success! 
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My First #GivingTuesday with DJJ

Ne’ilah here, filling in for Rabbi Alana while she futzes with the cloth diapers. It’s my first #GivingTuesday and I wanted to make sure I spent it in good company with all of you. 

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Class, the Jewish Community, and anti-Semitism

On Monday, October 29th, just a few days after the Pittsburgh massacre, I attended a conversation with other members of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable on Class, the Jewish Community, and anti-Semitism. 

Image source: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice Facebook

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Fall Update 2018

Dear friends,

T’chiyah, our amazing host synagogue, recently brought renowned eco-feminist, anti-war activist, and poet Marge Piercy to town for a poetry reading. One of my favorite Piercy excerpts is from “The Low Road”:

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