Announcing Our New Campaign

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As you may know, in the past few years, JCA has dedicated more time and energy than ever before to antisemitism - both responding to attacks on our community and working to resist the ways antisemitism is weaponized in political discourse. As an organization dedicated to organizing Jews locally to advocate for racial and economic justice, it’s not work we prioritized just a few years ago. But it’s become so clear that there’s an urgent need for this work to happen in progressive spaces and with progressive partners. So we've heeded that call. Any successful movement for justice for oppressed people anywhere must have an analysis of antisemitism, and as antisemitism has threatened our community and our movements for justice, it is work that we have been called to do again and again. 

 

We’ve brought in speakers and conducted workshops, had conversations, and delivered trainings for local and national social justice organizations interested in broadening their understanding and practice of intersectionality. We’ve done this with elected officials and public leaders who want to educate themselves and their staff as public expressions of antisemitism and anti-Jewish hatred continue to rise. And we’ve worked with our members, our friends, and our grassroots allies who want to know that they have the tools to fight this wherever they see it – in the office, in the news, and in the streets.

 

We’ve been proud to answer that call whenever and wherever we hear it. But we've never had resources or staffing to do this work. We've been scrappy and adaptive, but we envisioned something else - an actual project, intentional work with progressives statewide to build a shared analysis of antisemitism, how it shows up in our movements and how it's being used to undermine and defeat our work for justice.

 

So with that in mind, the JCA staff and I are thrilled to tell you that we were just approved for our first funding to do exactly that.

 

You can read more about the grant we were approved for by clicking here. We’ll have more details for you in the coming weeks about what this campaign will look like, who we’ll have staffing it, who we’ll be working with, and what you can do to be a part of it. Keep an eye out for an invitation to our public announcement and campaign launch towards the end of the summer.

 

For now, we hope you’ll celebrate with us. It’s unfortunate that this work has to be done. But it does. We’re clear eyed about what it’s going to take to do it right. And we know we can.  There are going to be so many ways to get involved in this campaign -- I invite you to commit to it from the very beginning by making a contribution today, and support and sustain this essential work.  

 

Thanks for all you do for JCA.

Carin Mrotz

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