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Sukkot 2023: Montgomery County Sukkot Social

Montgomery County
Bnai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville

Sukkot is a holiday that reminds us to think about what it means to have a roof over our heads and a safe, stable place to live. Join JUFJ's Montgomery County housing team for an outdoor, in-person Sukkot dinner at B'nai Israel in Rockville. We invite you to bring your own dinner (no meat, please!) and nosh, learn, and socialize with us!

Maryland Statewide Kickoff

Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation
5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD

Join JUFJers from across Maryland either in-person (preferred) or virtually as we kick off our advocacy for the new Maryland legislative session!

Annapolis Academy: Our Issues, Our Legislators

Maryland State

Effectively communicating about our issues to legislators is critical. Even more important than the facts and figures is sharing our stories and values. This storytelling training is valuable for anyone who is interested in telling a story at a Maryland legislator meeting or who is interested in writing testimony for any of our issues. This training is one hour and 15 minutes - let us know what shift you will attend when you register.

Annapolis Academy: Our Issues, Our Legislators

Maryland State

Effectively communicating about our issues to legislators is critical. Even more important than the facts and figures is sharing our stories and values. This storytelling training is valuable for anyone who is interested in telling a story at a Maryland legislator meeting or who is interested in writing testimony for any of our issues. This is a repeat of the training offered on November 8.

JUFJ’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Heschel Vision Awards

Montgomery County
Baltimore
DC
Maryland State
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Jews United for Justice turns 25 this year, and a quarter century of work deserves celebration! Join JUFJ for our 25th Anniversary Celebration and the 2023 Heschel Vision Awards on Sunday, November 19.

Baltimore Action Team “Fry Everything” Chanukah Party

Baltimore
Our Time Kitchen
117 W 24th St, Baltimore, MD

Join JUFJers from across Baltimore to celebrate Chanukah! We'll enjoy tasty treats, light the menorah, play dreidel, and take action together, all while staying warm by the fire pit of Our Time Kitchen's outdoor patio. Everyone is welcome!

Hanukkah BrewHaHa with Repair the World Baltimore

Baltimore
Union Craft Brewing
1700 W 41st St #420, Baltimore, MD

Join JUFJ at Repair the World Baltimore's 9th annual Hanukkah Brew HaHa!! We’ll be celebrating the 6th night of Hanukkah with our service and community partners as well as community members, including you. ✡️🕎Step out of the cold and into the hottest party of the holiday season 🔥 ! Enjoy latkes 🥔, Charmery ice cream 🍨, Union Craft Brewing beer 🍻 live music from DJ TNT 🎧, and win raffle prizes 🎁! The first 100 attendees will get to take home a custom Brew HaHa beer glass from years past. L'chaim! #BeTheShamash

Hanukkah Happy Hour in DC

Sonny's Pizza 3120 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join DC JUFJers to celebrate Hanukkah! We will light candles, talk about what we've been up to so far in 5784, and schmooze. Donuts and Hanukkah blessings will be provided! We'll have a menorah and some candles, but feel free to bring your own too.

Applesauce to Applesauce: A Chanukah Party

Montgomery County
Adat Shalom
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, MD

Join JUFJ Montgomery County members at Adat Shalom for an in-person, apple-themed Chanukah celebration for the whole family! Bring your favorite apple dish, and we'll celebrate with songs, games, and community building.

Annapolis Academy: Testimony 101

Maryland State

Join us on Zoom for an educational event about the crucial work of delivering testimony to legislators. We will discuss how to provide effective written testimony and how our process will work this legislative session.

Maryland Community Meeting

Maryland State

Join us for our first Maryland Community Meeting of the 2024 Maryland legislative session where we'll discuss campaign updates and how we can best move our work forward! Join at 7:30 PM for General Assembly 101 if you're newer to JUFJ, or for a schmooze session if you're a returning JUFJer. The full meeting will begin at 8:00 PM. All are welcome!

Testimony Writing Power Hour

Maryland State

If you are submitting written testimony this legislative session, join us for this writing power hour on Zoom. Testimony writers of all experience levels are all welcome!

Testimony Writing Power Hour

Maryland State

If you are submitting written testimony this legislative session, join us for this writing power hour on Zoom. Testimony writers of all experience levels are all welcome!

Think Jewishly, Act Locally: Changemaking in DC’s Local Government

DC
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

As we head into an election year full of tension and controversy, it can feel like our voices aren’t always heard or meaningful. One of the most effective ways to have a real impact is making change at the local level though, right here in our city. Join us over brunch for an interactive workshop. We’ll learn about the structure and function of the DC government and concrete ways each of us can engage with local government officials to make real change for the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors.

Testimony Writing Power Hour

Maryland State

If you are submitting written testimony this legislative session, join us for this writing power hour on Zoom. Testimony writers of all experience levels are all welcome!

Think Jewishly, Act Locally: DC’s Budgets are Moral Documents

DC
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Jewish tradition teaches that in a just world, all people would have what the Torah calls dei machsoro, resources sufficient for their needs. A city budget reflects the priorities and promises of city officials much better than their words. Here in DC, the city’s resources are abundant, but they are not allocated equitably so that everyone benefits. In this workshop we will learn about the DC budget process, past victories for social justice won through budget campaigns, and what you can do right now to ensure that next year’s budget reflects the Jewish social justice values that many of us share.

Testimony Writing Power Hour

Maryland State

If you are submitting written testimony this legislative session, join us for this writing power hour on Zoom. Testimony writers of all experience levels are all welcome!

Think Jewishly, Act Locally: Speaking Your Truth To Power in DC

DC
Edlavitch DC JCC
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Research shows that simply providing statistics around an issue is not enough to move people to make change; personal stories and connecting the issue to real people’s lives is a necessary component. Sharing our stories with those in power is one of the best ways to move the needle on social justice issues we care about. One of the most effective ways to do this is to testify before the DC Council. Hearing the stories and personal narratives of constituents helps move elected officials to take action on the issues that really matter. In this workshop we will learn how to create powerful written testimony based on your personal story and values. We’ll practice connecting our stories to specific issues that are before the DC Council and get people ready to testify for just change.