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  • Tzedek Salon: Progressive Victories in a New Political Time (2/13/2017)

    As part of our Tzedek Salon program for folks in their 20’s and 30’s, we are bringing together a special panel to discuss three different areas that have been coming under attack and how to organize across issues: labor rights, the environment, and civil liberties.
    This new era of politics demands a strong response. That’s what we’ll be planning. Let’s connect to support a growing progressive movement!

    Register here to RSVP for this event!

    Dan Hoffer, Political Director of SEIU Local 888
    Emily Kirkland, Director of Organizing 350 Mass for a Better Future
    Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

    Moderated by: Jordan Berg-Powers, Director of Mass Alliance

    We’re excited to co-host this event with the Progressive Jewish Alliance at Harvard Law School!

    You’ll learn how to get involved and how we’ll succeed.

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  • We Marched at the Women’s March. Now What? (1/24/2017)

    Now is the time to fight to pass legislation in Massachusetts that builds an economy that works for all of us. Legislation for Paid Family and Medical Leave and $15 Minimum Wage are steps towards guaranteeing that workers are able to support themselves and their families and take the time they need to care for themselves and loved ones.

    Will you take action and ask your State Legislators to cosponsor our Paid Leave and $15 Minimum Wage Legislation?

    Once you have taken action, fill out our action report form so we can keep track of our impact!


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  • JALSA’s 15th Annual Meeting: Sun. Jan. 29 (1/20/2017)

    Join Us to Celebrate with
    Justice Honoree Colette Phillips

    Housing Heroes Sheila Dillon, Joe Kreisberg, and Thadine Brown, and

    Civil Rights Leader and Scholar Professor Charles Ogletree

    JALSA Annual Meeting

    Sunday, January 29th, 2017, 10:30am, brunch

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    Temple Israel
    477 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215
    Click here for directions

    JALSA Annual Meeting

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  • Take Action on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General (1/11/2017)

    Testimony continues today on the appointment of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Since most of our JALSA members live in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with two serious rational U.S. senators, members may feel that there is nothing they need to do about this appointment.  One can anticipate that Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey will do all they can to question this nomination.  But, given the very serious consequences of a very poor choice for Attorney General, members of JALSA must take time to respond.  All of our members must have relatives or friends who live in other states where advocacy is needed. Continue reading

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Posted Thursday March 16th, 2017 - 2:50 pm

Event alert! On Monday, March 20 at 6pm, Sophorn Yang, President of Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions, will give a talk at Northeastern University on fighting for a fair wage & protecting workers' rights. This event is part of the Women Workers Resist! Tour, co-organized by the International Labor Rights Forum & United Students Against Sweatshops. ... See MoreSee Less

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JALSA is a membership-based non-profit organization based in Boston. We are dedicated to being a strong, progressive, inter-generational voice, inspired by Jewish teachings and values, for social justice, civil rights, and civil liberties. We are devoted to the defense of civil rights, the preservation of constitutional liberties, and the passionate pursuit of social, economic and environmental justice for all people.