• Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 92 rsvps

    Purim 2021

    Come one, come all! Celebrate Purim with DJJ! This Saturday, February 27th:

    • Join at 7:00pm for a Congregation T'Chiyah Havdalah
    • Stay/Log on at 7:30pm for a DJJ Purim Party

    RSVP for Zoom info. Zoom info will be emailed one hour before the event's start time (6pm ET).

    If you have accessibility needs, please email Blythe at [email protected].

    Get out your costumes, your groggers and bake them hamentaschen because it's going to be a ruckus of a DJJ Purim celebration! Join us for some games and fun Purim DJJ activities:

    • Make hamentaschen shaped groggers, guided by Kaylie Hatos
      • Supplies Needed:
        • Small bowl (cereal size works!)
        • 2 pieces of paper
        • Pencil/pen
        • Rice (or any dried good that can be rattled around!)
        • Scissors
        • Tape
        • Popsicle stick or similar (optional)
        • Markers (optional)
    • Hear a DJJ Purim Story written by Sarah Pappas and Aaron Mondry, read by Hannah Forman, Roslyn Schindler and Claire Nowak-Boyd with live illustration by Grace Van't Hof.
    • And most importantly come schmooze with your DJJ community this Purim!!!

    Download our 2021 DJJ Purim packet for hamantaschen recipes, "how to" make your own festive grogger, coloring pages, printable masks and a word search!

    Need a festive Zoom background for DJJ Purim? Download these and follow this tutorial for how to use Zoom backgrounds!


  • Monday, March 01, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 8 rsvps

    March Freedom Team Meeting & Workshop Training Pt. 2

    The Freedom Team is embarking a three-meeting arc where we'll learn how to run educational workshops like pros. Offering education to our community is an essential skill for changing hearts and minds and agitating Metro Detroit Jews to support local movements. Leaders will leave the series of trainings with an understanding of how they can facilitate workshops that support DJJ's work -- whether that's educating a local synagogue about a partner's campaign; or teaching fellow DJJ leaders a module about white supremacy; or another topic. We hope to offer additional trainings in the coming year that will build our organizing toolboxes -- so we can deploy more powerfully than ever for our community partners and campaigns with confidence in our skills. Leaders will embark on the series with a small group and finish the process with a completed workshop to present to DJJ leaders at the May General Meeting; and other opportunities in the future.  

    We are now officially on Part 2 of our educational arc and we will be focusing on facilitation skills! 

    Did you miss meeting 1?  That's ok!  All Freedom Team members are welcome to plug in where ever we are in the process.  We ask that if you plan to come to meeting 2 that you make space on your calendar for meeting 3 and the May General meeting (dates below).

    Meeting 1 (February 1st) - Topic and Research: Learn why education workshops are important for an organizing; choose a topic to develop with a small group of leaders; and leave with some research tips so you can get started. (Contact [email protected] if you'd like the notes and slides from this meeting.)
    Meeting 2 (March 1st)- Facilitation Skills : Whether you're brand new to leading workshops or a seasoned facilitator, we can always better our facilitation skills! You'll leave this session with tips, guidance, and practice for leading an engaging workshop, supporting participants' learning, and seeming really cool while doing all of it.
    Meeting 3 (April 5th) - Workshop Design : There's so much to teach and learn, and so little time to do it! This final meeting in the series will train you on how to design a workshop, build an effective agenda, and incorporate different activities that will bring the content of your workshop home.
    Presentation of workshops!  May 18th General Meeting.
    More details on dates & times can be found on our calendar.  
    Zoom information will be sent out one hour prior to the start of the meeting. 
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    March Thriving Team Meeting

    Join the Thriving Team as we continue to build power, build community, and grow as a team into 2021.



    Zoom information will be sent out one hour prior to the start of the meeting.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    New Leader Orientation

    Are you interested in learning more about DJJ? Are you ready to join the fight for racial and economic justice in our region while being fortified in Jewish community and ritual?  Join us for an evening of connection and learning about the work of Detroit Jews for Justice.  Anyone new to the community who is interested in learning more or getting involved is welcome! 


    Zoom information will be sent out one hour prior to the meeting.  RSVP to save your spot!