Our Work

Issues

We must work collectively. Jewish Community Action organizes in our community and works alongside our allies, on both emergent issue campaigns and long-term social change.

Economic Justice

Since our founding, Jewish Community Action's work for economic justice has taken different forms, but what has remained consistent is our commitment to working with our allies in communities most deeply affected by injustice, inequality, and the foreclosure crisis. Click to learn more about our campaigns for economic justice for Minnesota workers and homeowners.

Immigrant Rights

Jewish Community Action has been consistent in our work for immigrant rights. We are compelled by our history, and we are instructed by our text--the Torah commands us 36 times to love, protect, and respect the stranger.

Gun Violence Prevention

Following recent events in our nation, and even in our own community, we feel compelled to throw our full weight behind gun violence prevention. These events have reminded us that gun violence is part of a much larger epidemic of violence in our nation, and that it is closely related to many other facets of racial inequality and economic injustice.

Past Campaigns

For nearly two decades, Jewish Community Action has worked on dozens of time-sensitive issue campaigns, as well as long-term efforts to improve our communities and state.

Constituencies

Social change requires that we are powerful together. Jewish Community Action develops and trains our leaders in constituency groups so that members of our community can take on their own behalf.

NNS Ambassadors

National Neighbors Silver (NNS)

As a partner in National Neighbors Silver, Jewish Community Action is organizing and empowering older adults to speak up and advocate for themselves.

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Tzedek Institute

Jewish Community Action's year-long leadership development and community organizing institute gives leaders the tools and training to organize in their community.

VOICE: Community Building Initiative

VOICE: Community Building Initiative is engaging and connecting the Russian-speaking Jewish elderly community in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Seeds of Justice

Jewish Community Action works with local youth to help them identify the issues that matter to them most and to develop the skills they need to make change in their communities.