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The Jewish Center for Justice is a distinguished social justice, education, and leadership development platform that empowers current and future leaders to build a more compassionate and just society.

A diverse movement and community spanning generations and denominations, JCJ connects Jewish justice activists with unique opportunities to formulate their voices and make a real impact on issues such as immigration, gun violence prevention, economic justice, climate change, and more.

“Engaging with JCJ on campus has enriched my college experience by providing the tools and confidence I needed to raise my voice for justice, as well as a better understanding of how my activism is intrinsically linked to my Judaism.”
— Kevin Gibson, UC Berkeley 

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Take Action on these two bills awaiting Newsom’s signature

Take Action on these two bills awaiting Newsom’s signature

The Jewish Center for Justice is currently supporting dozens of bills that are awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature.

This week, we want to highlight two critical bills that all of us can act on:

  1. Hate Crime Legislation (Assembly Bill 57), which unanimously passed both the State Assembly and Senate would help improve training for local law enforcement officials in order to both prevent and address hate crimes. This a priority bill for both the Jewish Caucus in Sacramento and our AAPI partners as both the Jewish and AAPI communities have experienced heightened levels of crimes over this past year. Although the Governor is expected to sign this bill, we want his office to hear from us about why this bill is so important for our community and how much we appreciate his support.  
  2. Paid Family Leave Legislation (Assembly Bill 123) would gradually increase the percentage of wages replaced when a Californian takes paid family leave from at least 60 to 70 to 90 percent of a worker’s highest quarterly earnings in the past 12 months. JCJ has long stood with the California Work & Family Coalition to fight for paid family leave and paid sick leave which, economic justice bills that would greatly benefit low income workers. 

Please call Governor Newsom’s office at (916) 445-2841 and urge him to support these bills.

To read about more bills currently on Governor Newsom’s desk, check out CalMatters.

JCJ Responds to Texas Abortion Ban

Following the passage of SB8 in Texas, a law that bans abortion after 6 weeks, Jewish Center for Justice Board Chair Julie Bank issued the following statement: “The Jewish Center for Justice leadership and community are horrified by the passage of SB8 in Texas, a bill...

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Quoting @prochoiceca: "Thank you to all the members who are protecting legal abortion from unprecedented attacks. Now, the Senate needs to pass it and President Biden needs to sign it into law.” #reprorights #ReproFreedom #WHPA #PassWHPA #WomensHealthProtectionAct #ProtectAbortionAccess #ReproductiveFreedom #action #advocacy ...

The Jewish Center for Justice is currently supporting dozens of bills that are awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature. This week, we want to highlight two critical bills that all of us can act on right now (action link in bio).
▶︎ Hate Crime Legislation (Assembly Bill 57)
▶︎ Paid Family Leave Legislation (Assembly Bill 123)
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As we head into Shabbat after a tiring week, Rabbi Simonds provides a legislative update. Two important affordable housing bills have been signed into law by Governor Newsom! However, our work is far from complete. So rest up this weekend and get ready to continue making calls in the weeks ahead. #justice #judaism #jewish #highholydays #governor #newsom #sacramento #affordablehousing #economicjustice #compassion #advocacy #activism ...

The Jewish Center for Justice hopes everyone has a meaningful day of reflection for Yom Kippur. Chag sameach. #yomkippur #yomkippur2021 #highholydays #jewish #judaism ...

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