DJJ at Let My People Sing

Dyll Welch, Valeriya Epshteyn, Jake Ehrlich, Nina Chacker, and Nina's son, Oscar, attended Let My People Sing at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center August 23rd-26th. They gathered together with a diverse, intergenerational group of 250 other lovers of Jewish song to share new and old music, connect to ancestry, and sing their way through healing, grief, joy, longing, and liberation.

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Rabbi Brent Gutman Speaks at Michigan Poor People's Campaign

Rabbi Brent Gutman was one of the many clergy people who stepped into leadership during this summer's Poor People's Campaign. As the worker's rights fight continues in Lansing's halls of power, take a moment to reflect on Rabbi Gutman's remarks about wealth inequality. #onefairwage #workersrights #economicjustice

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Introducing our new intern, Lauren!

Hello, DJJ!

My name is Lauren (she/her) and I am so pleased to be spending the next eight months at DJJ as a fieldwork intern.

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Reflection on August General Meeting

Last night I had the pleasure of attending my first DJJ general meeting. 

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Watch & Read: Relive the Poor People's Campaign

While the direct action of the Poor People's Campaign has quieted, the movement continues to brew. As PPC arrestees consider going to trial and connect at a retreat focused on articulating next steps, relive the momentum with a video from Three Lyons Creative and a piece in the Detroit Jewish News.

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Summer Update 2018

Dear friends,

The morning after an incredible shabbaton of relationship and skills-building, over a dozen DJJ leaders schlepped to Lansing to participate in the Poor People’s Campaign. We were rolling deep because the day’s theme of Environmental Justice brings out the cause dearest to our collective heart: water.

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Molly's Reflections on Moral Courage & Bend the Arc Training

38818124_202853023916854_2893264251768537088_n.jpgThe new year is fast-approaching, and one thing I hope I can be in it, is braver. True, in the approximately one year since involving myself with Detroit Jews for Justice, I have felt my courage growing. Though, I am not yet at a place where I feel comfortable using my privileges for tikkun - healing and rectification - in this world, in some of the ways I wish to.

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Thank you Lou!

Behind the scenes of all the great work that DJJ has been doing is one very important person, our trusty Treasurer Lou Echeandia. DJJ is so grateful for everything that he does. 

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Mike's Reflections on Duggan's District 5 Meeting

On July 23, 2018, Michael Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, held a meeting for the constituents of District 5.  These events are held from time to time in the various City Council Districts, and they give the Mayor a chance to reach out to his constituents, promote his accomplishments, and hear from the people about what kind of job the city government is doing, or failing to do, from their point of view.  

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Leading Jewish Organizations Endorse the PPC

As the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) swept the States this summer, several leading Jewish organizations, many of which are national, endorsed this historic movement. 

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