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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 […]

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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 […]