Social Action Category

We’re in a panel now titled, A Community in Crisis? Reflections on Gender, Generations, Diversity, and the Jewish Future. Join us online at 1:29 A few highlights from panelists thus far: David Schoem, sociologist, argued that there is no crisis in the Jewish community, but there may well be one in Jewish organizations. Being […]

The American Jewish World Service-AVODAH partnership wants you to self-define as an activist. Last night’s Inside the Activists’ Studio conference in New York (co-sponsored by set out to celebrate every kind of social consciousness, from choosing to buy fair trade coffee to going door to door for housing rights. Well over 100 Jewish activists […]

Jen Chau, founder and director of SWIRL, (and an eagerly anticipated contributor to JVoices) will be presenting this Sunday at Inside the Activists’ Studio (which JVoices is a co-sponsor) on how activism needs a serious make-over, and tools for building a sustainable activist life. We caught up with her before the day’s event to ask […]

Y’all Ready for Saperstein?

In: 2008 elections, Faith, Social Action

That’s right y’all. Tomorrow, Thursday night, Saperstein will be offering the opening invocation on the final evening of the Democratic National Convention, the night that Obama will give his historic nomination acceptance speech, on the 45th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. No pressure, right? According to the Forward, this is quite probably […]

Thank you Jewish Women Watching (JWW)! This cracked me up. It’s undoubtedly wedding season, and being in my late 20’s, I’m filled to the brim with weddings, and babies and all the nice straight Jewish families with the nice straight Jews procreating (and yes, even a few queer ones). I love my family and friends […]

(apologies to those who aren’t living in new york city – this is an event announcement) (it seems like there are many more radical purim extravaganzas going on all over the country, though, and i’m posting this announcement in part to encourage folks to think big and exciting for next year…) this year’s eighth-or-so edition […]

Your shiny white emptiness Drips rabid promises From each saccharine fang, Your glittering emerald eyes mocking The singular certainty: This darkness and I must dance and duel Til the factory of your perfect machine Cannibalises me Into the likeness of Some True Form that bears Some True Name- My true name and form, uncodified by […]

whenever i start to get bored with the idea of staying vocal as one of the surprisingly few non-closeted secularists in most of the electronic jewish spaces i frequent, something like this comes up. ruth messinger, former manhattan borough president, american jewish world service president, and makher-in-chief of the current (and problematic as well as […]

Originally published on Wiretap, June 1, 2007 By Dan Berger and Nava EtShalom Issue: Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Why? Forced expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 and Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in 1967. Action: The first, ever national march and lobby day in the U.S. exclusively […]

Summer Time and US Social Forum

In: JVoices, Social Action, Social Justice

It’s the summer, so the site is at a leisurely summer pace. We’ll work on that. In the meantime, I have a feeling a handful of folks are at the US Social Forum in Atlanta. I’m catching the second part. Have folks been there? Wanna share your experiences? Give us some feedback if you get […]

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