We work hard to shift the balance of power, or in Purim lingo, nahafokhu -- we strive to turn things upside down. Because we fight uphill battles, the experience of winning too often eludes us.Read more
Wherein we share about the venue hosting this shindig, Ant Hall, and about its accessibility.Read more
Wherein we share about the wizards designing and building beautiful visuals for Purim.Read more
Wherein we share about the spiel authors, spiel theme, and costume contest.Read more
Building off Roz & Jake's excellent "What's a Purim?" piece, we want to expand on what to expect at our 4th Annual Purim Extravaganza (have you RSVPd yet???). For each day of the week leading up to the bash, we'll release a blog featuring one aspect of what makes our Purim party so unique.Read more
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