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  • Merged social justice groups become Bend the Arc

    April 3, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice is the new name for the organization that was born from the merger of Jewish Funds for Justice and the Progressive Jewish Alliance.

    The new name was announced Monday. The two Jewish social justice organizations had merged last year.

  • Merged social justice group hires its first president

    October 5, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish Funds for Justice has hired Alan van Capelle, the deputy comptroller for the City of New York, as its new president and CEO.

    The announcement was made Oct. 3; van Capelle will take his post in January.

    The organizations, which are focused on...

  • From the White House to our house: Why social justice matters

    August 10, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Two weeks ago, on July 29, 170 Jews from 16 states gathered at the White House. The reason: to make clear that growing an economy that works for all Americans is at the top of the Jewish communal agenda.

    The gathering included 12 of us from Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Q & A with Author Eric Greene [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Eric Greene is a civil rights activist and the regional director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance & Jewish Funds for Justice.  But I didn’t first meet him as a result of my job at the Jewish Journal.  Rather, it was the late 1990s and Eric was lecturing on the original five...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes:” Let My Monkeys Go! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    After a screening of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (opening Aug. 5), my husband, Ron Magid, and I, were discussing Rupert Wyatt’s new film as Jewish parable – specifically a retelling of the biblical story of Moses—with Eric Greene, the Southern California regional...

  • Social justice groups set to merge

    May 2, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Two Jewish social justice organizations—The Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice—have decided to merge.

    The groups will announce the merger officially May 26 at a fundraising gala, along with details about what the move will mean to each organization. The merger...

  • Agriculture Dept. hosting ‘hunger seder’

    April 27, 2011 | 10:52 am

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a “hunger seder.”

    The seder on Wednesday, the first of its kind, is “a forum to bring hunger, food insecurity and sustainable production and consumption issues to the table,” according to a statement from Jewish Funds for Justice and the...

  • Jewish Funds for Justice defends Soros’ Germany comparison

    February 22, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    Jewish Funds for Justice defended George Soros’ comparison of Fox News to the propaganda efforts in 1930s Germany. 

    In comments Sunday on CNN, the billionaire financier and Holocaust survivor said that attacks on him by Fox host Glenn Beck are an attempt to deceive the public. It’s...

  • Rabbis sign on to Jewish Funds for Justice battle with Beck, Fox News

    January 31, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    he 400 rabbis who took Glenn Beck and Fox News to task in full-page ads last week did so under the name of a Jewish organization not generally known for policing the use of Holocaust imagery.

    Jewish Funds for Justice, which paid for the same ad in two newspapers and whose name and...

  • Keep away from Beck, Jewish group urges N.Y. stations

    January 6, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Jewish Funds for Justice urged New York City-area radio stations not to pick up Glenn Beck’s show after it was dropped by one station for low ratings.

    “WOR’s decision to remove Glenn Beck tells me that even conservative listeners are rejecting Mr. Beck’s fear speech,...

  • Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments

    November 16, 2010 | 9:46 am

    Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far—at least within Jewish circles—the barrage appears to be backfiring.

    On his radio and TV shows last week, Beck portrayed Soros as running a...

  • Jewish Funds for Justice launches web video to inspire empathy

    By Ryan Torok

    November 10, 2010 | 10:03 am

    Recently, the nonprofit group Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ) launched a bipartisan Web video, “Al Tirah!” with the hope of encouraging people to vote during the midterm elections, but the organization wants the message of the film — that people should feel empathy for others,...

  • Social justice moves to front of some congregational agendas

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Three state Assembly members and a lone county supervisor were no match this week for 500 Jews demanding more money for health care. "We meet tonight to ensure health-care coverage for all county residents," said Rabbi Joel Fleekop of Congregation Shir Hadash of Los Gatos, host of...