Statewide Day of Action: Faith & Community Vigils for Migrant Families

On Thursday, December 6th, the Jewish Center for Justice joins with the greater California community of advocates who are bringing justice and hope to migrant families and asylum seekers at the border. To take action today, call your Member of Congress (you can reach U.S. Representatives by calling 202-225-3121, and U.S. senators by calling 202-224-3121). Here’s how to figure out who […]


JCJ responds to Women’s March developments

In response to Women’s March California and other local chapters clarifying their separation from the harmful affiliations of national Women’s March leaders, Jewish Center for Justice Board Chair Julie Bank and Manager of Jewish Engagement and Advocacy Leah Sternberg issued the following statement: From the moment JCJ opened its doors, we have supported Women’s Marches […]

Giving Tuesday best

Not sure where to donate on #GivingTuesday? Here are 3 ideas.

This Giving Tuesday, the Jewish Center for Justice community would like to direct your attention to several organizations and causes we have worked with this past year that are making a difference on important issues which we care about deeply. With so many amazing groups across the country doing impactful justice work, you may be […]


The citizens of Washington have spoken: No more gun violence

By Rabbi Joshua Samuels I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life (Deut 30:19). This week, Washingtonians voted overwhelmingly in favor of Initiative 1639, the only gun-regulation measure on any state ballot this November. With the passage of this initiative, Washington now has one of the strictest firearms laws in […]


Prop 10 Defeat: A Lost Opportunity to Achieve Fair Housing

LOS ANGELES — In response to the failure of Proposition 10 on the California ballot, Rabbi Joel Thal Simonds, Executive Director of the Jewish Center for Justice, released the following statement: “The Jewish Center for Justice is troubled by the defeat of Proposition 10 in California, a ballot measure to repeal the grievous Costa-Hawkins Rental […]


Victory in California: 8 Bills Recently Signed into Law

By Rabbi Joel Simonds Over the past few months, the JCJ community in California has been working with diverse coalitions to pass legislation that would strengthen our state’s gun violence prevention laws, protect our environment, assist those struggling with poverty, reform our criminal justice system, and protect our immigrant community. Below is a list of […]


Why JCJ?

By Leah Sternberg My name is Leah Sternberg and I am JCJ’s Manager of Jewish Engagement and Advocacy and a 5th year rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College.  I am thrilled to be joining the JCJ team this year and will use this amazing opportunity to fuse my passion for Judaism and justice together with such […]


I Am Collecting a Flower Drawing for all 711 Children Still Separated from their Families 

I Am Collecting a Flower Drawing for all 711 Children Still Separated from their Families   By Hannah Levine, JCJ 2018 Summer Intern As of 8/10/2018 559 children remain separated from their families. When the Trump Administration began its policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border, I was particularly upset. I […]