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Labor Law in the Torah

By Rabbi Max Chaiken from Congregation Kol Ami   Every year, Americans celebrate Labor Day weekend (also known as the “unofficial end” of the summer) with beach trips, barbecues, family gatherings, and even the additional day off from work. That’s right — on a day in which we honor the role workers have played in building […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Jewish Justice Group Responds to Administration’s Rollback of Environmental Standards

LOS ANGELES — In response to the Administration’s proposal to reverse Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions standards, Rabbi Joel Thal Simonds, Executive Director of the Jewish Center for Justice, released the following statement:   “The Jewish Center for Justice strongly opposes the Administration’s decision to roll back fuel and emissions standards designed to combat climate […]

Jewish Justice Group Responds to Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018 Contact: Max Rosenblum 818-304-4551   LOS ANGELES — In response to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rabbi Joel Thal Simonds, Executive Director of the Jewish Center for Justice, released the following statement:   The Jewish Center for Justice is deeply concerned […]

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VP of LA Schools and JCJ Board Member co-authors resolution in support of immigrant families and children

When the humanitarian crisis of separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border began last month, the Jewish Center for Justice community immediately voiced our collective outrage at this immoral practice. Words of condemnation for this heartbreaking policy swiftly turned to action as we partnered with national and local organizations to speak out […]

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When we separate children from their parents, we are rejecting the very ideals we hold dear

When we separate children from their parents, we are rejecting the very ideals we hold dear By JCJ Summer Intern Sam Wolf.    Over the past month, the Trump Administration has been deliberately separating parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Government agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs […]