Winter Update: Adar is for Organizing

DJJniks march on MLK Day in Detroit

Dear friends,

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.

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We're a Hazon Seal of Sustainability Site!

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.

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Our 2017 Year-End Report

DJJ Staff and Leaders collaborated on our first-ever year-end report, drawing inspiration from other Jewish social justice organizations across the country.

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Marni's Reflections on "Get Your People: The Role of White People in Ending Racism"

On January 31st, I attended the training cosponsored by DJJ, "Get Your People: The Role of White People in Ending Racism."

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4 DJJ Leaders out of 36 Under 36!

Four DJJ leaders were selected for The Well and Detroit Jewish News' "36 under 36" this year!

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What's a Purim?

 

27021115_870020856513159_4227910123738849344_o.jpgAll month DJJniks have been busily planning our 3rd Annual Purim Extravaganza, and while doing so we've gotten a few, "What's a Purim?"

 

 

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How Bend the Arc Showed Up for DACA This Week

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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. 

 

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"Migration," a poem by Sandra Levy

Check out this poem about Jewish migration, written by the mother of DJJ leader Devin Samuels! 

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Imagine Winning: Of Hanukkah & Hope

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... 

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Kvelling.

staff.jpgI’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.

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