Advocacy & Partnerships

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

2022

January

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

February

Chicago Racial Justice Day of Learning 2022 – Metro Chicago Hillel

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

March

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

April

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

Faith for Pride – Faith for Equality Coalition

2021

January

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

February

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)

March

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

April

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May

Jewish Communal Letter on Pathways to Citizenship

Ranked Choice Voting program – JCC Manhattan

Jews of Color Shabbaton

June

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July

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

August

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

September

“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

October

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

November

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

December

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

Moral Monday March on Washington – Poor People’s Campaign

2020

September

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

October

Statement Denouncing White Supremacy – Anti-Defamation League Jewish Communal

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

November

Free and Fair Election Day Pledge – Lippman Kanfer Foundation

EACH Woman Act letter – National Council of Jewish Women

December

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