Advocacy & Partnerships

Avodah is proud co-sponsor and supporter of the following actions, letters of advocacy, and events:



JUFJ Think Jewishly, Act Locally – JUFJ (Jews United for Justice)

Capital Jewish Museum Passover Seder – Capital Jewish Museum

Abortion Amicus Brief – NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women)

Interfaith Letter on WIC Full Funding – MAZON

Letter of opposition to H.R. 6918: Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act. – NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women)



Sign on Letter Opposing Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Asylum Policies – Children Thrive Action Network

Jewish Community Sign On Letter in support of Adeel A Mangi, Federal Judicial Nominee – National Council of Jewish Women


Beyond Words: A Rising Song Gathering with Hadar in DC – Hadar

Repro Shabbat 2024 – NCJW

How Voter Suppression Works Today and What We Can Do About It – Workers Circle

Interfaith Sign On Letter in Support of Nicole Berner to the Fourth Circuit – National Council of Jewish Women


SCOTUS Medication Abortion Amicus Brief – NCJW

Jewish Community Letter against Bigotry and Hate – Jewish Council for Public Affairs


NGO Letter Opposing Aug 2023 DHS Supplemental – Defund Hate Coalition (led by Detention Watch Network)

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries Opposing GOP Funding Cuts, Riders, and Hostage Taking – Indivisible

Don’t Sink the Budget: Letter Sign-On – National Council of Jewish Women

Interfaith Budget Letter Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Amendments – Keshet

Jewish Abortion Access Coalition Letter Sign On in Support of Planned Parenthood – Keshet


Support for Faithful Farm Bill Sign On Letter from Faith Communities


Open Letter Supporting the Full Inclusion of All LGBTQIA+ Youth – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Anti-Hate El Paso Anniversary Sign-on Letter – Southern Poverty Law Center

The Reproductive Health Care Accessibility Act Sign-on Letter – U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

HEAL for Immigrant Families Act Sign-On Letter – The HEAL Coalition


Jewish Sign-On Letter Urging the Biden Administration to Establish a Reparations Commission for Black Americans Through Executive Order – the RAC

Yahrtzeit of Roe Virtual Candle Lighting – NCJW

Faith Leaders Sign on for Supportive Housing for those leaving Rikers – New York Jewish Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform


Faith for Pride – Interfaith Alliance

Letter opposing Protect & Serve Act – Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.


Economic Justice Through A Jewish Lens: An Evening of Learning & Action – NCJW


Amicus Brief – Indiana State Level – NCJW

Amicus Brief – Florida State Level – NCJW

Jewish Org Sign On Opposing HR 734 — opposing anti-trans sports bill – Keshet and the RAC

Amicus Brief – Indiana Tissue Disposition Laws – NCJW

Medication Abortion – NCJW

Reduce funding for ICE and CBP – Defund hate Coalition




Repro Shabbat – NCJW

Letter calling for twitter to address antisemitism – RAC



Jewish Organizational Letter in Support of Dreamers & Refugees – Uri L’Tzedek


Remaking American Democracy: The Ballot and Beyond – The Workers Circle

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York 4th Annual Convening – Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY)


NCJW PREP Act Letter Sign On – National Council of Jewish Women

Defend JFREJ from ADL’s Attacks – JFREJ

Dayenu’s Chutzpah 2022 Campaign – Dayenu

Jewish Organizational Letter in Support of the Respect for Marriage Act – Keshet


40 Days of Teshuvah Film Screening – Inside Out Widom & Action Project


Faith for Pride – Faith for Equality Coalition

The Poetry of Cultural Re-Creation: A Conversation with Irena Klepfisz on Jewish and Gender Identity – The Workers Circle

Jew York Pride 2022 – Keshet

Thrive, the Jewish Coalition to Defend Trans and LGTBQ+ Youth – Keshet & SOJOURN

Jews for Abortion Access Open Letter – National Council of Jewish Women


Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice – National Council of Jewish Women

Letter of Support for Women’s Health Protection Act – National Council of Jewish Women

How We Fight Back Against Voter Suppression in the States Right Now – The Workers Circle

Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls – Poor People’s Campaign

Focal Point Fest 2022 – OLAM


Faith Leader Sign On Letter in Support of the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – Faith Week of Action

Joint Statement by Jewish Organizations & Synagogues in Opposition to Rollback of Key Criminal Justice Reforms Following Meeting with Gov. Hochul’s Admin – Jews for Racial and Economic Justice; T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights; New York Jewish Agenda; Congregation Beth Elohim Dismantling Racism Team; Bend the Arc: Jewish Action – Riverdale & Long Island; and The Workers Circle

Jewish Organizational Letter in Support of Judge Nancy Abudu’s Confirmation

Defund Hate FY23 NGO Letter – Defund Hate Coalition


Coalition on Human Needs COVID Supplemental Letter – Coalition on Human Needs


Chicago Racial Justice Day of Learning 2022 – Metro Chicago Hillel

Live from the Frontlines: Protecting American Democracy with Journalist Ari Berman – Workers Circle


Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival – Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Justice in Action: The Future of NYC – Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

NY Jewish Week: Build Back Better Ad – Dayenu

NYC Vigil for Democracy – Declaration for American Democracy

Joseph Stern Social Justice Fellowship – Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Democracy Can’t Wait: A Senate Call-in and Conversation with Edie FalcoWorkers Circle

Repro Shabbat – National Council of Jewish Women



Lighting the Way: Jewish Song, Art, and Activism in the Climate Movement – Dayenu

Moral Monday March on Washington – Poor People’s Campaign


Beyond the Almost Promised Land: A Conversation with Hasia Diner – Worker’s Circle

Jewish organizational letter to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security & CDC Director speaking out against U.S. policies that prevent those on our southern border from seeking asylum and calls for end of Title 42 and MPP – Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western MA; Welcome With Dignity

Fair Pay for Home Care – New York Caring Majority


Shabbat morning service at Rally for Abortion Justice – NCJW

Letter to the Biden administration urging a stop to all ICE expansion – National Immigrant Justice Center, ACLU, among others

Jewish organizational letter to members of Congress in support of the Build Back Better budget – Jewish Earth Alliance

Live from the Frontlines: Our Democracy At Stake, A Conversation with Elizabeth Hira – Worker’s Circle

Time to Deliver: Jewish Rally to Build Back Better – Dayenu


“A Journey of Faith: Joining Native Americans Protecting Climate, Water, and Treaty Rights” Webinar – Jewish Earth Alliance

Amicus brief detailing our support for abortion access and religious freedom grounded in our moral and faith values in response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – NCJW, Catholics for Choice, and Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Letter urging members of congress to oppose White House’s requests for additional funding or flexibility in spending for immigration enforcement and detention operations – Defund Hate Coalition

Jewish organizational letter in support of the Freedom to Vote Act – NCJW and the Workers Circle


Letter from religious organizations in support of access to comprehensive, affordable, compassionate, and equitable sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion care, and commending the Biden administration’s commitment to reproductive rights – NCJW, Catholics for Choice, and Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice


Live from the Frontlines of the Fight for Voting Rights: A Conversation with Journalist Ari Berman – Worker’s Circle

Letter in support of House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern’s call for the Biden-Harris Administration to hold a White House Conference on Ending Hunger – MAZON

National 9/11 Day of Service Coalition

Letter in support of Myrna Pérez’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – NCJW




Jewish Communal Letter on Pathways to Citizenship

Ranked Choice Voting program – JCC Manhattan

Jews of Color Shabbaton




Jewish Letter in support of Vanita Gupta for Associate Attorney General of DOJ

Digital Rally for Climate, Jobs, and Justice – Dayenu

Organizational letter to “Defund Hate,” calling for cuts to ICE and CBP’s funding through the appropriations process

NYC Mayoral Forum – JCC Manhattan and the Forward

From Bloody Sunday to Today: Fighting for the Right to Vote – Worker’s Circle

New York is for all of Us: Pre-Passover event – Worker’s Circle and the NYC Commission on Human Rights

Solidarity Statement on anti-Asian Violence


Jewish Disability Advocacy Month – Jewish Federations of North America

The Equality Act – Keshet

Jewish and Interfaith Letters in Support of Kristen Clarke  for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the US Department of Justice (DOJ)


Cinematters Film Festival – Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

The Fight Against White Supremacists – Integrity First for America and Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

We the People: An Interfaith Virtual Vigil for Democracy

Jewish Organizational Sign on to HR, the For the People Act – NCJW and JCPA



Worker’s Circle Letter re: Protect Our Courts Act – A NY State Act that would halt Immigrant Customs and Enforcement (ICE) actions in and around courthouses in New York State

National Council of Jewish Women letters to urge the Senate to keep RBG’s seat open until innauguration


Statement Denouncing White Supremacy – Anti-Defamation League Jewish Communal

Letter to Presidential candidates about the importance of expanding national service – Service Year Alliance


Free and Fair Election Day Pledge – Lippman Kanfer Foundation

EACH Woman Act letter – National Council of Jewish Women


NY State Letter to urge the state legislature to pass elder parole and fair and timely parole acts this session

Jewish Geography for Good – Bend the Arc

Hanukkah Celebration – Bend the Arc

Phonebank to Georgia Voters of Color – Worker’s Circle

Letter to Governor Cuomo on NY State Prisons and Family Visitation