Community, Learning, and Spirituality
In addition to our issue campaigns, JUFJ hosts community events, learning opportunities, and spiritual gatherings throughout our region.
- Our annual seders in Baltimore and DC connect the ancient story of Jewish liberation with local struggles happening on our doorsteps today (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JUFJ has not hosted annual in-person seders since 2019).
- Each year at the Heschel Vision Awards, we honor activists who are repairing the world in big and small ways.
- JUFJ partners with synagogues and community organizations throughout Maryland and DC to teach and learn about antisemitism and white supremacy, Jewish tradition and social justice, and issues that matter to our community.
- Through the Jeremiah Fellowship, as well as through partnering with JOIN for Justice on their “Don’t Kvetch, Organize!” series, we train Jews in our region to be community organizers, helping them develop skills they need to make change in the world.
March 6 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us for our Maryland Community Meeting where we’ll discuss campaign updates and how we can best move our work forward! Join at 7:30 PM for JUFJ 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!
March 17 – March 19
Purim is a joyful Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of Queen Esther, who used her power to help her community during challenging times. We are packing 250 gift bags (half in Baltimore, half in Rockville) to deliver to statewide and Montgomery County elected officials. Join us in packing bag…
March 19 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Edlavitch DCJCC and JUFJ for an evening of Purim fun and festivities – featuring Purim carnival games (budget ring toss, anyone?), a hilarious Purim spiel, and a special drag performance by Manny Nuff! So come nosh some hamantaschen and shake your gragger while learning how we can push co…
April 14 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Each spring, the Social Justice Seder celebrates the freedom story of the Exodus by connecting it to present day struggles, delivering the tools to take action, and celebrating with food, friends, and song. This year’s Seder, “Let my people grow,” will explore the fight for youth justice and t…