Events

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 20 rsvps
    Mondry Building in Oak Park, MI

    February General Meeting

    Calling all DJJ leaders: RSVP to join us for our monthly General Meeting on Tuesday, February 19th.

    Schmoozing and snacks 6 - 6:30 pm. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 and go until 8. Please RSVP below so we can know how many people we're planning for and be in touch. Let us know if you'd like to coordinate a carpool (sharing your address below helps!) Contact valeriya@detroitjewsforjustice.org or (248) 802-5302 with questions.

    *If you're new to DJJ, please join us at 5:30 so we can orient you before the meeting.*

     

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    TechTown

    Donor Thank You Card Writing Night

    2018 was big for us! Here's a taste of all we accomplished. It couldn't have been done without the crucial support of hundreds of donors (such as yourself!)

    Please join us for pizza and good company as we write thank you cards to some of our most generous supporters from last year. Please RSVP below so we can order the right number of slices.

    radical gratitude spell

    by adrienne maree brown

    a spell to cast upon meeting a stranger, comrade or friend working for social and/or environmental justice and liberation:

    you are a miracle walking
    i greet you with wonder
    in a world which seeks to own
    your joy and your imagination
    you have chosen to be free,
    every day, as a practice.
    i can never know
    the struggles you went through to get here,
    but i know you have swum upstream
    and at times it has been lonely

    i want you to know
    i honor the choices you made in solitude
    and i honor the work you have done to belong
    i honor your commitment to that which is larger than yourself
    and your journey
    to love the particular container of life
    that is you

    you are enough
    your work is enough
    you are needed
    your work is sacred
    you are here
    and i am grateful

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 58 rsvps
    Ant Hall in Hamtramck, MI

    Purim 2019

    The DJJ Purim spiel is a punchy and passionate short play written and put on by members of our grassroots community. As we wear costumes to amp up the absurdity, dance, & nosh hamentaschen (eat little triangle-shaped cookies representing fertility, & in our analysis femme power), we DJJ - Do Justice Jewishly. 

    Wear a costume for our costume contest and bring your friends of all ages!

    An ancient story retold on Ant Hall's stage last year

    Family Program

    Got kiddos? We're putting together a program for you and yours right before the spiel! RSVP to intern@detroitjewsforjustice.org

    (Exact program schedule with spiel curtain call TBA)

    Cost to Attend

    Thanks to the generosity of donors and the investment of time and talent by volunteer leaders, this event is free. Make a gift at detroitjewsforjustice.org/donate so we can continue to do what we do best for generations to come. Donation suggested at the door, strongly suggested at the bar.                                                                                    

    Please RSVP below ASAP.

    Volunteer

    Volunteers make this happen; community that Purims together, stays together! Email aj.aaron47@gmail.com to volunteer for logistics; email valeriya@detroitjewsforjustice.org to volunteer for art-making and/or performing.

    Sustainability

    A huge thanks goes out to Hazon - Detroit for helping us reach towards a zero waste event. This helps us divert waste from the Detroit incinerator so we can Breathe Free.

    "What's a Purim?"

    Mazel Tov ("congratulations")! If you're asking, this means you're on the cusp of spending your first Purim with DJJ! Purim is a Jewish holiday which derives from a story. DJJ leaders Roz Schindler and Jake Ehrlich collaborated on a blog to explain. The video below is from 2017's Purim festivities, created by Natasha Tamate Weiss.

     

     

    DJJ leader Daniel dressed as the Detroit incinerator