Putting Jewish Values Into Action
Who we are
The New York Jewish Agenda amplifies the voice of Jewish community leaders whose shared values motivate them to promote social justice, combat antisemitism, and support a democratic vision of Israel. We engage on critical issues across New York City and State through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
Why we exist
For too long, decision-makers in New York who seek the input of the Jewish community have listened to a small number of voices that don’t actually represent the interests of mainstream Jewish New Yorkers. While most New York Jews are supportive of movements for equality and justice in America and believe in democracy and peace in Israel, many powerful organizations that claim to speak on our behalf are either opposed to or don’t actively promote this agenda and vision. We founded NYJA because we refuse to let Jewish voices on the political right dominate the conversation about critical issues across New York city and state. We seek to rebalance the public debate by organizing and amplifying the voices of Jewish community leaders who share our values in the media, in issue-based coalitions, and in the halls of power.