DJJniks march on MLK Day in Detroit
I know you’re gonna say, “duh,” but it took a meditation retreat in SoCal to remind me that though this work threatens to exhaust and depress, it doesn’t have to. Actually, it mustn’t. We must do whatever it takes to make this work joyful and nourishing.Read more
Hazon-Detroit has been supporting us in making our events and general operations more sustainable. DJJ is proud to be doing this work as a Hazon Seal of Sustainability site.Read more
DJJ Staff and Leaders collaborated on our first-ever year-end report, drawing inspiration from other Jewish social justice organizations across the country.Read more
On January 31st, I attended the training cosponsored by DJJ, "Get Your People: The Role of White People in Ending Racism."Read more
Four DJJ leaders were selected for The Well and Detroit Jewish News' "36 under 36" this year!Read more
All month DJJniks have been busily planning our 3rd Annual Purim Extravaganza, and while doing so we've gotten a few, "What's a Purim?"
We were so inspired by our comrades at Bend the Arc for demonstrating at the Capitol this week for a Clean Dream Act. 86 rabbis and leaders representing 18 Jewish organizations were arrested for civil disobedience as they raised their voices, sang, and embraced in support for Dreamers. This action was a model for how we can act as a Jewish community in solidarity with the immigrant communities who are being targeted by unacceptable policies.
Check out this poem about Jewish migration, written by the mother of DJJ leader Devin Samuels!Read more
On Saturday December 16th, an auspicious 180 celebrated DJJ’s 3rd Annual Festival of Rights. Co-Chair Emma Share opened the event by sharing some of our accomplishments...
I’ve been privileged to attend several programs hosted by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a national umbrella of organizations seeking to advance social justice from a Jewish perspective. Last month’s JSJR Network Assembly was even more special as my incredible colleagues, Eleanor and Valeriya, staff we were able to hire only because of your past support, participated with me.Read more