Israel Engagement Fellowship (IEF)

Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program College students today are exposed to levels of anti-Israel hostility virtually without parallel in modern American history. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington have partnered to develop a course for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders on Israel advocacy called the “Israel Engagement Fellowship” (IEF)

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Hours Against Hate

Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program Hours Against Hate urges people to pledge their time to people who live, pray, look and love differently than they do. It inspires activism and urges individual action with the goal of transcending the barriers between people. Our JCRC launched Hours Against Hate in June 2013 with an impressive list of excited partners,

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New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking

The NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking was established in 2011 by the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ to help create a grassroots abolitionist movement in New Jersey to eradicate Human Trafficking. The Coalition is made up of approximately 100 diverse groups, including: faith-based organizations, ethnic and community organizations, non-profits, government agencies, law enforcement,

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NEWS, EVENTS, & ACTION ALERTS

With so much happening, it's hard to keep up. Here are the latest news, events, and action alerts from JCPA.

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Meet David Bernstein, JCPA President and CEO.

COMMUNITIES IN ACTION

For over eight years Rhode Island has had the dubious distinction as one of the states leading the nation in unemployment. As such a clear goal of the RI CRC in the area of social justice is to do work hard to help reduce poverty in the state. Only through coalition building can the RI CRC be effective in helping people living at and below the safety net and at the same time provide strong advocacy at the statehouse level. As such, the Interfaith Coalition is led by members of the RI CRC.

This year the Jewish Alliance of Greater RI instituted a “Living on the Edge” program to help members of the Jewish community who are in need. The CRC has become a primary resource of information and leadership.

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How do we Repair The World Through Jewish Activism? Check out our blog, The Fix!

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Joyce Garver Keller,z"l

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Joyce Garver Keller, z"l, former Ohio Jewish Communities executive director and one of JCPA’s 2016 Tikkun Olam awardees. oyce has been described by those who knew her as highly energetic, dedicated to the Jewish community, and a strong mentor who fostered those around her to strive for future friendships, relationships, and partnerships.
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The Green Climate Fund

125 faith organizations joined together to pen a letter to our elected officials in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in support of the 2017 appropriations for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
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Can a person have a fair chance without access to housing?

The first week of May was National Reentry week, a time when the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, returning citizens, and advocates work to raise awareness of our nation’s need to reform our criminal justice system and better reintegrate formerly incarcerated individuals into society. In the United States, nearly 100 million adults have criminal records and currently 2.2 million adults are in prison.
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Muslims and Jews Act Together on Climate Change

COEJL joined with Muslim environmental consultant and former Green Muslims Board Member Asma Mahdi at the Howard University Divinity School Interfaith Leadership Summit. Together, they led a focus group and workshop titled “Acting on Climate Across Lines of Difference.”.