On July 24th, the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) hosted the first virtual event in our “On the Agenda” discussion series. The event, “Divided We Stand: Allies Debate the Two-State Solution,” featured Peter Beinart, T’ruah Executive Director Rabbi Jill Jacobs, and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, in a discussion moderated by NYJA co-founder Rabbi Rachel Timoner.Details
Journalist Jacob Kornbluh, New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA), and a group of Orthodox rabbis today called for communities across New York City to comply with public health measures to contain Covid-19 in New York’s hotspots.
The group called for justice for Jacob Kornbluh and other victims of recent violent incidents. Participants also spoke about the need for data-driven, geographically-based public health efforts to contain Covid-19 in New York hotspots and for compliance in all communities, including NYC’s Orthodox Jewish communities.Details
NYJA is delighted to invite you to the next event in our “On the Agenda” discussion series, Jewish Political Power in New York. We are bringing together an incredible group of Jewish leaders to explore what it means to be politically engaged as Jews today, with an eye towards the 2021 municipal elections. The event will take place via Zoom webinar on Friday, December 18th from 12:30 – 1:45 PM.Details
In just over an hour, our panelists covered a ton of ground, offering their unique views on the diversity of New York Jewish voters, the role of Israel in local politics, and what it means for Jewish political figures to do their work explicitly as Jews. We’re so grateful to our panelists, State Senator Liz Krueger, Council Member Stephen Levin, Suri Kasirer, Stu Loeser, and Ruth Messinger, and to our incredible moderator, Sally Goldenberg for their thoughtful and energetic participation in this event.Details
On February 18, 2021, the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) hosted a mayoral candidates forum, featuring ten front-runners in the 2021 NYC mayors race.Details
A Jewish leader is not ‘just a man with a beard,’ women rabbis tell NYC Mayor Adams during discussion on combating antisemitism, climate change, homelessness, closing Rikers Island, healthcare, affordable housing and more.Details