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Live from the Frontlines: How We Fight Back Against Voter Suppression in the States Right Now

June 14, 2022

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Our democracy is under attack and the ability of every American to cast their vote and have it counted is in jeopardy due to recent state laws that were designed to suppress the votes of people of color, people with disabilities, and poor people. Join Andrea Miller, Founder of the Center for Common Ground, for an up-to-the minute discussion of these state voter suppression laws and how we combat them while equipping voters with the information they need to surmount…

Shattering the Arrest to Deportation Pipeline: Learn, Engage, and Take Action!

June 16, 2022

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Join the ICE Out Hennepin County Campaign on Thursday, June 16th, at 5 pm CT for the kick-off to our webinar series. Many of us know that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to harm our Hennepin County neighbors through surveillance, detention, and deportation. But ICE doesn’t do this work alone. Our local county officials, especially the Sheriff’s Office, have historically worked hand-in-hand with ICE to criminalize and detain our neighbors who are immigrants and refugees. And many of the county official seats,…

We Choose Us Campaign Launch

June 17, 2022

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People across Minnesota are waking up every day ready to go to work to build a better future for all of us, a future where every vote is counted, every voice is heard and every person has the resources they need to thrive. Unfortunately, some wealthy corporations and a handful of politicians in their pockets fan the flames of division in order to stifle democracy and profit off our struggles. But there is one thing we have that they don’t:…

Mussar for Communities of Obligation

June 20, 2022

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Inspired by the Jewish wisdom traditions of Mussar (applied Jewish ethics) and Chassidut (applied Jewish mysticism), David Jaffe’s book, Changing the World from the Inside Out, creates an integrated path of personal and societal change. This course seeks to make your justice work more effective because it is spiritually grounded, nourishing, and sustainable. It will create a vision of a more equitable, compassionate, and sustainable society. It seeks to move social justice work beyond its fractured particular issue focus towards…

Summer Party!

June 23, 2022

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It’s been too long since we’ve been together and we miss you! Please join us for an in-person event celebrating our new chapter and welcoming Executive Director, Erica Solomon and Board President Esther Goldberg-Davis. Come for a hug (or a fist-bump, or elbow-bump, or whatever feels right) and stay for a nosh and a schmooze. We are excited to mark this turning of the page in our storied history with all of you! This event is free, but please register here to…

We Choose Us Campaign Launch – Twin Cities

June 23, 2022

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People across Minnesota are waking up every day ready to go to work to build a better future for all of us, a future where every vote is counted, every voice is heard and every person has the resources they need to thrive. Unfortunately, some wealthy corporations and a handful of politicians in their pockets fan the flames of division in order to stifle democracy and profit off our struggles. But there is one thing we have that they don’t:…

Havdalah for Losing Abortion Access – Minneapolis

June 25, 2022

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This week, we are marking a very significant separation: the separation from one way of being with abortion access in this country—for nearly fifty years—and another. Separation between a country where abortion was the legal law of this land to a country where this is no longer so. As Shabbat draws to a close, we will join together in the ritual of Havdalah, creating a space to mourn, to sing, to pray, to connect, and to unite in solidarity. The…

Havdalah for Losing Abortion Access – St. Paul

June 25, 2022

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This week, we are marking a very significant separation: the separation from one way of being with abortion access in this country—for nearly fifty years—and another. Separation between a country where abortion was the legal law of this land to a country where this is no longer so. As Shabbat draws to a close, we will join together in the ritual of Havdalah, creating a space to mourn, to sing, to pray, to connect, and to unite in solidarity. The…

Resistance as Liberation: Judaism & Abortion Care

June 27, 2022

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Join Ratzon: Center for Healing and Resistance and the Jewish Anarchist Salon on Monday, June 27, from 7:00–8:30 pm EST for a panel discussing Jewish texts, history, and contemporary experiences of abortion care and resistance. In light of the expected overturn of Roe v. Wade, we’ll learn about the various Jewish responses to Christian hegemony and attacks on bodily autonomy. Ren Finkel, Bay, and Dr. Rachel Kranson will offer individual presentations and then a group discussion between them looking at…

Jewish Community Briefing on Abortion Access

June 28, 2022

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Join a briefing for the Jewish community with our partners at Center for Reproductive Rights, who litigated the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. We’ll break down exactly what today’s decision means for our country and lay out NCJW’s plan for the months ahead. We hope you’ll join us.