Resources

Other Jewish Educational Resources:

AJWS, High School and Adult Education Module Series:
http://www.ajws.org/index.cfm?section_id=2&sub_section_id=3&page_id=470
"The AJWS Education Department is pleased to present the High School and Adult Education Module series. Each module will contain an introduction to key issues, relevant Jewish sources and text studies, sample lesson plans for high school and adult education classes, and supplementary articles. This will provide background on a range of topics including: Global Poverty, The Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Disaster Relief and Reconstruction, Grassroots Sustainable Development, Women’s Empowerment, and Human Rights and Development.”

AVODAH, The Jewish Service Corps:
http://www.avodah.net/teachings2.htm
There is an extensive archive of lessons relating to Jewish views on social justice and other related topics listed on this website. The lessons are divided according to the books of the Torah, and can be printed out individually.

COEJL, Seeds – Interactive Source for Environmental Education, Discourse, and Study:
http://www.coejl.org/programbank/index.php
COEJL provides a comprehensive list of “curricular materials, programmatic resources, sermon ideas, and action initiatives” that have been used by Jewish activists and educators to teach about the connection between Judaism and the environment. The lessons are sorted according to Jewish Holiday, Issue, Program Type, Target Audience, and Facility

Hillel, Tzedek How-To Guide:
http://www.hillel.org/NR/rdonlyres/DB45573B-ACC1-4E09-8EA0-10A3539E2DB3/0/TzedekHowto2005.pdf
Although the Tzedek guide was created with the overarching goal of empowering students on college campuses, the specifics of the manual can be widely applied. “Weinberg Tzedek Hillel seeks to focus on two areas of (student) programming in order to bring Tzedek (Hebrew word for “justice”) work to the forefront of Hillel and Jewish Student Life on campus, as well as to elevate the presence of Hillel to a leading campus organization dedicated to service, advocacy, activism, and justice. 1) Intensive and Immersive Experiences focuses on the individual student and his/her potential for personal transformation through intensive experience. 2) Highly Visible Campus Programs that focuses on the campus (community) as a whole.”

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Boston – Telem Curriculum
http://www.telemyouth.org/educators/
The introductory TELEM curriculum is designed for all educators to use and it tells a story—a Jewish story of a broken world filled with injustice and suffering yet moving towards a state of redemption and wholeness. The main actors in this story are us—the inhabitants of this world, and particularly the Jewish people.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs – Judaism and Urban Poverty
http://www.jcua.org/content/page.php?cat_id=3&content_id=14
The Judaism and Urban Poverty (JUP) program has introduced seventh through tenth grade students to the causes of poverty, to potential responses to poverty, and to Jewish approaches to poverty and the poor. The curriculum emphasizes the systemic causes of poverty and focuses on ways to make society as a whole more equitable.

 Jewish FundS for Justice - HeartAction Resource Manual:
http://jewishjustice.org/download/section2115/HeartAction%20Resource%20Manual%20TOC.pdf
“The HeartAction Resource Manual is designed to both introduce students to the central Jewish values related to service to the elderly and to teach core skills related to volunteering. Below you will find an overview of the different learning chapters in this manual. The chapters alternate between Jewish values and skills, and are designed to fit with the flow of the HeartAction program and introduce different concepts at appropriate times. However, facilitators should feel free to mold the learning resources to the needs of individual groups.” Additionally on the Jewish Funds for Justice website there are links to lesson plans and articles dealing with other aspects of service-learning and its relationship to Judaism and Jewish values.

Jewish FundS for Justice –Tzedek Partner Curriculum http://www.jewishjustice.org/download/section71/povertycurriculum.pdf
The Tzedek Partner curriculum teaches Jewish middle school students about the causes and consequences of poverty, the history of the Jewish response to poverty, and the Jewish mandate to fight poverty expressed in Jewish text. It encompasses learning in a variety of subject matters:
economics, writing, history, sociology, theology, Bible, Rabbinics, Jewish philosophy, and Hebrew.

Mazon, “Hunger No More” Curriculum:
http://www.mazon.org/What_You_Should_Know/Hunger_No_More_Curriculum/
“Hunger No More is a set of 6 lessons for adults and youth that seeks to facilitate discussions around hunger, poverty, and powerlessness in the United States and the developing world… This series helps congregations examine our tradition’s mandate to care for people who are hungry and poor.” The only drawback of this curriculum is that it was developed in 2002 and relates to a set of legislation that was in the process of being passed in that year. Some aspects might need to be updated, but in general, the same concepts apply today.

Sustaining the Light – A Social Justice Program Guide to Chanukah:
http://rac.org/pubs/holidayguides/chanukah/
“As the Maccabees had the courage to stand up for their beliefs, Chanukah encourages us to speak out about our values. The rabbis teach us to not only kindle the holiday lights in the privacy of our homes, but also to make known the miracles of Chanukah by placing our chanukiyot in the window. In turn, not only do we rekindle our personal commitments to social justice, but we also teach others, take action and advocate for the repair of the world.” This curriculum focuses on four main issues: the environment, economic justice, children’s issues, and religious liberty.

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Program:
http://www1.yadvashem.org/education/january_27/2007/index.htm
“This website offers resources for Member States of the United Nations who have been urged by the United Nations General Assembly to “develop educational programs that will inculcate future generations with the lessons of the Holocaust.” The primary multi-media resources, source materials and briefing notes on this site will enable users to enhance their understanding about this watershed event in world history.”

Tzedakah in Action – A Teacher’s Guide to Creating and Managing Jewish Youth Foundations:
http://www.socialaction.com/education_resources/curriculum/tzedakah.shtml
“This manual will walk you through the process of establishing and managing a Jewish youth foundation. There are chapters on setting up the foundation, fundraising, teaching students about tzedakah and philanthropy, and managing a grant cycle.”

Ziv Tzedakah Fund , Giraffe Curriculum:
http://www.ziv.org/ziv_curriculum.html
“Based upon the model of the original Giraffe curriculum which uses stories of specific people, many mitzvot will be discussed and students will be encouraged to complete specific activities that relate directly to the mitzvah. Some of the mitzvot found in the curriculum are: Lashone Harah, Shalom Bayit, Bal Tashchit, Kvod Hamet. There is also a section on specific holidays and the tzedakah/mitzvot associated with them.”

Secular Service Learning Educational Resources:

AmeriCorps, A Facilitator’s Guide for By the People:
http://nationalserviceresources.org/filemanager/download/421/guide_bythe_people.pdf
“The purposes of these sessions are to: 1) help [volunteers] better understand the full meaning of citizenship, including lifelong involvement in community service; 2) give [volunteers] information about civic skills and practice using these skills to enhance their current and future work in civic activities; 3) build within [volunteers] a framework and motivation for life-long community service through volunteerism as an enriching, part-time addition to one’s life, and/or pursuing a full-time career in professional community service, including teaching, human services, public or government service.”

Constitutional Rights Foundation, “School-Based Service Learning:”
http://www.crf-usa.org/network/School-basedServiceLearning_CRF_CRFC_2006.pdf
“A series of lessons in which students discuss the meaning of community, the purpose of community service, and how they—and their community—will benefit from it. Students then brainstorm a list of community problems they think are important. Finally, students and teachers work together to plan and complete a community service-learning Action Project.”

Do Something:
http://www.dosomething.org/oldpeople/
Do Something is a website that provides tools to students and educators to enable them to create service projects in their home communities. They provide curricula divided according to age (high school, middle school, elementary school) ranging in topics from Art Therapy to Nutrition. They also feature a new, innovative curriculum based around Karma Tycoon, an interactive computer video game that teaches individual financial responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

National Youth Leadership Council:
http://www.nylc.org/rc_toolkits.cfm
This website provides a number of “toolboxes” – groups of articles, resources, lesson plans, and programming ideas (most in PDF format) - relating to different aspects of service learning. Pre-made toolboxes include Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Diversity, Getting Started, HIV/AIDS, Making the Case, and others. Educators and facilitators also have the opportunity to add and create their own toolboxes on topics not already posted on the site.

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and Corporation for National and Community Service, “Playing in the PARC: Inclusive Service-Learning Manual:”
http://ddpc.state.ny.us/publications/ServiceLearningManual.pdf
“Our effort provides case studies of both students and programs from observations and interviews with participants in the New York State Inclusive Service Learning Program, as well as a discussion of exemplary practices and challenges in different phases of the service learning process, Preparation, Action, Reflection and Celebration (PARC). In sections on exemplary practices and challenges in the different phases of service learning, we provide practitioners with research citations, templates, and training materials that they can access as they plan and implement projects.”

The Corporation for National and Community Service with the Environmental Protection Agency, “Service – Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom:”
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/general/educate/svclearn.pdf
“This booklet contains several service- learning projects that focus on various aspects of safe solid waste management, such as reducing household hazardous wasted and buying recycled-content products…Whether you are looking for ideas to start a program in your school or a service project in your neighborhood, the projects in this booklet will help jump-start your efforts.”

Youth Service America and National Youth Leadership Council, “Service-Learning Curriculum Guide: A Guide for Developing Project Management Skills:”
http://ysa.org/Portals/0/PDF%20Documents/cg_overview.pdf
“Use this guide if you are a teacher, a community leader, or a young person leading other youth in a service project (on National & Global Youth Service Day) or any day of the year… Framed within a service-learning model, this curriculum offers tools for youths, teachers and facilitators to teach the basics of project management as applied to community service… As a project management tool, the goal of this curriculum guide is to provide project planners with a structured framework to support the design and preparation of their service project.”

National Jewish Organizations

Amcha : The Coalition for Jewish Concerns
3700 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale , NY 10463
(718) 796-4730
http://www.amchacjc.org/
Amcha — The Coalition for Jewish Concerns is an independent grassroots Jewish organization dedicated to raising a voice of conscience on behalf of endangered Jews. This worldwide effort includes countering anti-Semitism, advocating for Israel, preserving Holocaust memory, and other pro-Jewish activism.

American Jewish Committee
165 E. 56 th Street
New York , NY 10022
(212) 751-4000
http://www.ajc.org
AJC aims to promote pluralistic and democratic societies where all minorities are protected. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, AJC today operates 33 U.S. offices and 18 international posts.

American Jewish Congress
15 East 84 St.
New York , NY 10028
(212) 879-4500
http://www.ajcongress.org/
The American Jewish Congress works to ensure the creative survival of the Jewish people through full participation in public life, inspiration from Jewish teachings and values and liberal principles. It is dedicated to an activist and independent role, and committed to making its decisions through democratic processes.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
711 Third Ave
New York , New York 10017
(212) 687-6200
http://jdc.org/
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (JDC) serves as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community. Its mission is to serve the needs of Jews throughout the world, particularly where their lives as Jews are threatened or made more difficult. It sponsors programs of disaster relief, rescue and renewal and helps Israel address its most urgent social challenges. It is committed to the idea that all Jews are responsible for one another.

American Jewish Society for Service
15 East 26th Street , Room 1029
New York, NY 10010
(212) 683-6178
http://www.ajss.org
AJSS’s goal is to provide significant service to communities in need, and to inspire teens to put their Jewish values into action. It offers an experience of tikkun olam (repairing the world) for teens in its six-week summer program.

American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street , 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
1-800-889-7146
http://ajws.org/
AJWS is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 to help alleviate poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the world regardless of race, religion or nationality. AJWS' service missions to third world countries provide opportunities for Jews to provide direct service to some of the poorest communities in the world.

Anti-Defamation League
823 United Nations Plaza
New York , NY 10017
(212) 885-7700
www.adl.org
The ADL seeks to combat anti-Semitism and to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens through law, education, and community relations. Its World of Difference program promotes understanding and tolerance.

Areyvut
1001 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 1208
New York, NY 10018
(212) 813-2950
http://www.areyvut.org/
Areyvut reaches out to Jewish day schools and congregational schools, regardless of affiliation. Areyvut offers a unique opportunity for schools to create innovative and meaningful programs to make the values of chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam a reality for students and educators alike.

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
443 Park Avenue South , 11th Floor
New York , NY 10016
(212) 545-7759
http://www.avodah.net/
Avodah , the Jewish Service Corps, integrates work for social change, Jewish learning and community building. It provides an opportunity for young Jews to live out and deepen their commitments to Jewish life and social change through a year of work in low-income communities in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Institute for Public Affairs of the Orthodox Union
800 Eighth Street N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20001
(202) 513-6484
http://www.ou.org/public/
As the public policy arm of the nation's largest representative Orthodox Jewish organization, the IPA works to protect Jewish interests and freedoms by providing government officials with informative policy briefings, advocating legislative and regulatory initiatives, and coordinating the grass-roots political activities of its constituent members.

The Jewish Coalition for Service
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1367
New York , NY 10115
Phone: 212-870-2450
http://www.jewishservice.org/
The mission of the Jewish Coalition for Service is to inspire everyone in the Jewish community to dedicate a part of their lives to full-time, hands-on volunteer service. There are more than 50 programs that are affiliated with the Coalition that address pressing needs of communities and individuals, among both Jews and non-Jews.

Jewish Council for Public Affairs
443 Park Avenue South , 11 th Floor
New York , NY 10016
(212) 684-6950
http://www.jewishpublicaffairs.org/
JCPA is the national coordinating body for the field of Jewish community relations. There are 13 national and 122 local Jewish community-relations agencies that seek to safeguard the rights of Jews in the U.S., in Israel and around the world, and protect, preserve and promote a just American society.

Jewish Funds for Justice
330 Seventh Ave., Suite 1401
New York , NY 10001
(212) 213-2113
http://www.jfjustice.org/
The Jewish Funds for Justice is a national, publicly-supported foundation with a commitment to combating poverty in the U.S., and the injustices underlying it, as an essential part of our core identity and values as Jews. To fulfill its mission, JFSJ sponsors grant making, technical assistance and education.

National Council of Jewish Women
53 West 23rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010-4204
(212) 645-4048
http://www.ncjw.org/
The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women's rights, and reproductive freedom.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
2027 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20036
202-387-2800
http://rac.org/
Since 1961, the RAC has educated and mobilized the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns on issues ranging from Israel and Soviet Jewry to economic justice, from civil rights and religious liberty.

PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values
6101 Montrose Road
Suite 200
Rockville , MD 20852
(301) 770-5070
http://www.panim.org
PANIM is dedicated to the renewal of American Jewish life and to training the next generation Jewish leaders with a focus on Jewish learning, values, and social responsibility. It serves over 100 communities around the country.

Spark: Partnership for Service
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Suite 228
Baltimore , MD 21211
(410) 366-4151
http://www.sparkpfs.org
Spark  works collaboratively with other Jewish organizations in developing resources, curricular materials, trainings and workshops, and programs to enhance and expand high quality Jewish community service. 

Tikkun Magazine and the Tikkun Community
2342 Shattuck Avenue, #1200
Berkeley , CA 94704
510-644-1200
http://www.tikkun.org
Tikkun magazine was started in 1986 as a literary forum for social justice and spirituality. The Tikkun community is its advocacy arm, with chapters around the country. Tikkun sponsors periodic conferences that include spiritual activists from many different faith communities.

Tzedek Hillel
800 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3724
(202) 449-6500
http://www.hillel.org/hillel/newhille.nsf
Framed by the Jewish imperatives of tzedakah (righteousness), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), and tikkun olam (repair of the world), the Tzedek Hillel program engages and empowers college students in meaningful public through its affiliated campus Hillel organizations.

Local Organizations

Bet Tzedek: The House of Justice
145 S. Fairfax Ave.
Suite 200
Los Angeles , CA 90036
(323) 939-0506
http://www.bettzedek.org/
Bet Tzedek provides free legal assistance to more than 10,000 people regardless of race or religion. It has three locations and representatives at over 30 senior centers throughout Los Angeles County.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
135 West 29th Street, Suite 600
New York City , NY 10001
Phone: 212-647-8966 
http://www.jfrej.org
JFREJ was founded to fill the need for progressive Jewish leadership in confronting the growing racial and ethnic tension and economic disparity within New York City. Utilizing community organizing, political education and media advocacy, JFREJ works to end all forms of hatred and oppression.

Jews United for Justice
2027 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
(202) 483-1945
http://www.jufj.org
Jews United for Justice seeks to organize a visible Jewish presence and takes action for economic and social justice in the Washington, DC area.

Jews United for Justice— St. Louis
P. O. Box 460346
St. Louis , MO 63146
(314) 993-9643
http://www.jujstl.org/
Jews United for Justice- St. Louis is dedicated to working in coalition with partners and allies for the goals of economic, social and racial justice in the St. Louis metropolitan area. JUJ was organized to be a progressive presence in the Jewish community and a Jewish presence in the progressive community.

Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Justice
18 Tremont Street, Suite 320
Boston , MA 02108
(617) 227-3000
www.jewishalliance.org
The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action is a membership-based non-profit organization based in Boston. It is dedicated to being a strong, progressive, inter-generational voice, inspired by Jewish teachings and values, for social justice, civil rights, and civil liberties.

Jewish Community Action
2375 University Avenue West, Suite 150
St. Paul , MN 55114
(651) 632-2184
http://www.jewishcommunityaction.org/
Jewish Community Action's mission is to bring together Jewish people from diverse traditions and perspectives to promote understanding and take action on social and economic justice issues in Minnesota.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
618 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL 60605
(312) 663-0960
http://www.jcua.org/
Since 1964, JCUA has brought a Jewish voice and Jewish community involvement to efforts that help build coalitions, promote advocacy, and address issues that affect Chicago's most at-risk communities.

Jewish Organizing Initiative
99 Chauncy St, Suite 600
Boston , MA 02111
(617) 350-9994
http://www.jewishorganizing.org/
The Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI) offers young adults a chance to work for justice and create a meaningful Jewish community that can support and sustain them in working for justice. Drawing from Jewish heritage, JOI focuses on community organizing as a strategy for social change.

Jewish Youth for Community Action
1300 Grand Ave.
Piedmont , CA 94610
(510) 547-2424 x110
http://www.jycajustice.org/
The only program of its kind in the country, JYCA is a leadership development and community organizing project for Jewish teens which involves teens in leadership of the program at every level. Teens are involved in leadership training, peer education and community organizing and have been involved in a range of issues, including the fight against anti-immigration and youth incarceration statewide ballot initiatives.

Progressive Jewish Alliance
5870 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90036
(323) 761-8350
Bay Area Office
409 Liberty Street
El Cerrito, CA 94530  (510) 527-8640
http://www.pjalliance.org

PJA educates, advocates and organizes on issues of peace, equality, diversity and justice, as a progressive voice in the Jewish community and a Jewish voice in the progressive community. Since 1999, PJA has created a new model of Jewish community organizing, and has reinvigorated the progressive Jewish landscape in Los Angeles.

The Shalom Center
6711 Lincoln Drive
Philadelphia , PA 19119
(215) 844-8494
http://www.shalomctr.org
The Shalom Center brings Jewish and other spiritual thought and practice to bear on seeking peace, pursuing justice, healing the earth, and celebrating community.

Tekiah: A Jewish Call to Action
31 Leroy Street, #2
Dorchester , MA 02122
(617)894-2319
www.tekiah.org
Tekiah is an alliance of progressive Jewish activists, community organizers and lay leaders in Greater Boston, committed to mobilizing the Jewish community to work for a fundamental, systemic change in American society. Tekiah organizes around issues of local and global human rights and economic justice.

Yachad
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-8563
http://www.yachad-dc.org
Yachad is the Jewish Housing and Community Development Corporation of Greater Washington, D.C., which mobilizes the resources of the Jewish community to support commercial and housing redevelopment, creating new opportunities for both skilled Jewish professionals and Jewish volunteers of all ages to put into action two central Jewish values: tikkun olam – repairing the world -- and tzedakah – righteousness.

Single Issue Organizations

The Abraham Fund
9 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 661-7770
http://www.abrahamfund.org
The Abraham Fund works to advance coexistence, equality and cooperation among Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens by creating and operating large-scale initiatives, cultivating strategic grassroots projects and conducting public education and advocacy that promote its vision of shared citizenship and opportunity for all of Israel’s citizens.

ADAMAH: Jewish Environmental Fellowship Isabella Friedman Jewish Retreat Center
307 7th Ave. Suite 900
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-5586
http://www.isabellafreedman.org/adamah/
ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three month leadership training program for Jewish young adults — ages 20–29 — that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, leadership, and contemplative spiritual practice.

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
440 First Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 639-5200
http://aipac.org/
AIPAC lobbies for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. With 100,000 members across all 50 states, it is considered one of America’s most effective lobby groups.

Americans for Peace Now
1101 14th Street NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 728-1893
http://www.peacenow.org/
APN is the leading United States advocate for peace in the Middle East. APN's mission is to help Israel and Shalom Achshav (Peace Now in Israel) to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values.

American ORT
817 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212)353-5800
http://www.aort.org/
ORT provides the skills and knowledge needed for individuals to obtain jobs, live independently and with dignity through vocational programs throughout the country. It serves both Jews and non-Jews.

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 341-1205
http://www.btvshalom.org/
The mission of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace is to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict .

CAMERA: Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
P.O. Box 428
Boston, MA 02258
(617) 787-7853
http://www.camera.org/
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East.

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
443 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 532-7436
http://www.coejl.org
COEJL aims to enact a distinctively Jewish programmatic and policy response to the environmental crisis. Closely associated with and housed at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, COEJL has affiliated groups around the country that operate under various names.

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America
50 West 58 Street
New York , NY 10019
(212) 355-7900
http://hadassah.org/
Hadassah is the largest women’s, largest Jewish and largest Zionist membership organization in the U.S. Hadassah founded and funds Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for its work for peace in the Middle East .

Hazon
829 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 644-2332
www.hazon.org
Hazon's mission is to create and support a range of programs, especially (though not exclusively) focused on Jewish outdoor and environmental education, in order to bring joy and meaning to people's lives and thus to foster new vision in the Jewish community and the world beyond.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
333 Seventh Ave, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
(212) 967-4100
http://hias.org/
Started in New York City by a group of Jewish immigrants who found sanctuary in the United States after fleeing persecution in Europe, HIAS offers food, shelter and other aid to countless new arrivals from around the world.

Israel Policy Forum
165 East 56th St. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 245-4227
http://www.israelpolicyforum.org/
Founded in 1993 in the wake of the Oslo Accords, Israel Policy Forum (IPF) is dedicated to mobilizing American Jews in support of sustained U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. 

Jewish Labor Committee
25 E. 21 Street
New York , New York 10010
(212) 477-0707
http://www.jewishlaborcommittee.org/
The Jewish Labor Committee is an independent secular organization that helps the Jewish community and the trade union movement work together on important issues of shared interest and concern. The organization has helped promote intergroup relations and engender support for the State of Israel and Jews in and from the former Soviet Union.

Jewish Peace Fellowship
Box 271
Nyack, NY 10960-0271
(845) 358-4601
http://www.jewishpeacefellowship.org/
JPF establishes the right of Jews to be recognized as conscientious objectors to war and provides counseling for objectors. It also has a program of publications, meetings and actions.

Jewish Voice for Peace
1611 Telegraph Ave.
Ste. 806
Oakland , CA 94612
(510) 465-1777
http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/
Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. They support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.

Keshet
284 Amory Street
Building G, 2nd floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-9227
http://www.boston-keshet.org/
Keshet seeks to create a fully welcoming and inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Greater Boston. It also develops leadership for change among GLBT Jews and allies to effect concrete changes in Jewish institutions' policies and cultures. Above all, Keshet is a place for GLBT Jews to come together, celebrate, and explore their Jewish identities in an affirming environment.

Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
1990 South Bundy Drive
Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 442-0020
MAZON collects and allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.

National Conference on Soviet Jewry
2020 K Street, NW, Suite 7800
Washington , D.C. 20006  
(202) 898-2500
http://www.ncsj.org/
NCSJ works to safeguard the individual and communal political rights of Jews living in the former Soviet Union and to secure their religious and political freedoms.

National Jewish Coalition for Literacy
134 Beach Street
Boston , MA 02111
(617)423-0063
http://www.njcl.net/
The National Jewish Coalition for Literacy, with affiliated projects around the United States, is the organized Jewish community's vehicle for mobilizing volunteer tutors and reading partners for at-risk children in kindergarten through 3rd grade throughout the United States.

National Jewish Democratic Council
P.O. Box 75308
Washington , DC 20013-5308
202-216-9060
http://www.njdc.org
Founded in 1990, the National Jewish Democratic Council is the national voice of Jewish Democrats. The organization works to influence Democratic politicians and leaders to address the concerns of Americans. It supports a variety of policies including, the separation of church and state, a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and reproductive freedom .

New Israel Fund
1101 14th Street NW , Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-842-0900
http://www.nif.org/
Founded in 1979, NIF pioneered the funding of Israel's social change organizations and advocacy groups, and is widely credited with transforming the social justice and human rights communities in Israel. NIF has funded more than 750 NGOs with approximately $300 million in 26 years.

North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry
132 Nassau St., Suite 412
New York , NY 10038
(212)233-5200
http://www.nacoej.org/
NACOEJ’s mission is to help Ethiopian Jews survive in Ethiopia, assist them in reaching Israel, aid in their absorption into Israeli society and their preserve their unique and ancient culture.

Republican Jewish Coalition
50 F Street, N.W.
Suite 100
Washington , DC 20001
( 202) 638-6688
http://www.rjchq.org
The RJC promotes involvement in Republican politics among its members and encourages Republican leaders to support views and interests of the American Jewish community. The organization supports principles of free enterprise, a strong national defense, and an internationalist foreign policy.

Seeds of Peace
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 401
New York , NY 10017
(212) 573-8040
http://www.seedsofpeace.org/
Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. Its program includes an International Camp in Maine, follow-up programming at the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem, international youth conferences, regional workshops, educational and professional opportunities, and an adult educator program. 

Shomrey Mishpat : Rabbis for Human Rights - North America
P.O. Box 1539
West Tisbury MA 02575
(508) 696-1880
http://www.rhr-na.org/
RHR-North America is a rabbinic organization dedicated to education, advocacy, prayer, and action in support of human rights. Its initial focus has been on supporting the work of Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel.  New initiatives are now underway focusing on the issue of torture. 

Toward Tradition
PO Box 58
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3046
http://www.towardtradition.org
Toward Tradition works to advance America toward the traditional Judeo-Christian values by advocating for faith-based American principles of constitutional and limited government; the rule of law; representative democracy; free markets; a strong military; and, a moral public culture.

 

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