Action: Urge your Senators to OPPOSE Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Action: Urge your Senators to OPPOSE Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump and Senate leadership rushed to nominate a replacement on the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the president and the Senate neglected to pass any coronavirus relief bills. This is deeply immoral. We are...
JCJ College Fellow publishes op-ed: “Universities should offer partial refunds to students due to loss of on-campus services during pandemic.”

JCJ College Fellow publishes op-ed: “Universities should offer partial refunds to students due to loss of on-campus services during pandemic.”

On May 20, JCJ College Fellow Dahvi Cohen, who is a student at George Washington University, penned an op-ed for Mic.com titled “Universities should offer tuition refunds to ensure students like myself can return when campuses reopen.” Read the full piece...
What Brings Me Here

What Brings Me Here

This August I began my fifth (and final) year of rabbinical training at Hebrew Union College Institute of Religion here in Los Angeles. However, unlike in years past, this one is particularly significant for me as I begin my work as Jewish Center for Justice’s new...
Rabbi Simonds: “This is a moment to come together to listen and learn.”

On “Staying in my Lane”

By Dr. Jennifer Weiss The sound of metal-on-metal isn’t unfamiliar to doctors who have spent a career treating bullet wounds. Even modern basins made from plastic make a particular noise once a bullet has been deposited. Those sounds aren’t easy to forget because they...
Actually, Your Vote Does Matter

Actually, Your Vote Does Matter

By Ryan Biehl Ever since I was a young boy, I always assumed that voting was one of those things everyone did. This idea was ingrained in me early on by my parents, who have voted in every election that I can remember. When I was seven, they even took me out of school...
Labor Law in the Torah

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...
Rabbi Simonds: “This is a moment to come together to listen and learn.”

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...
Rabbi Simonds: “This is a moment to come together to listen and learn.”

The Moral Challenge of Gaza

The difficulty and complexity of this past week in Israel has left us searching for words to express our emotions.  Side by side media images of the embassy dedication ceremony in Jerusalem juxtaposed by the death and violence on the Gaza border fail to address the...
“Lizkor” To Remember

“Lizkor” To Remember

Reuben Bank is a Junior at George Washington University in Washington DC and is spending his spring semester studying at Tel Aviv University.  Reuben is a leader in JCJ’s College Campus Fellows.   “Lizkor.” To remember. These are the words that began the...