NYJA.org will serve as a central web address for Jewish advocacy in New York City and State, a place to read about our community’s priorities, engage leading voices, learn about events, and find ways to act on our values.
Welcome! Thank you for interest in the New York Jewish Agenda and for visiting our new website. Within, you can read more about our mission and issues, explore a compilation of op-eds, articles, and sign on statements featuring our work, sign up for action and advocacy alerts, and even celebrate New York Jewish life in a pictorial mosaic by Gili Getz, found on the homepage.
NYJA was founded by rabbis, advocates, and leaders with deep ties to the Jewish community and a clear vision of the difference an organized liberal Jewish voice could make in New York City and State. In just a few months, our network has grown exponentially, from Buffalo to Brooklyn. With shared values and in the great tradition of New York Jewry, we have already impacted and shifted the public debate. By defending and advancing progressive gains made in Albany, fighting anti-Semitism and the marginalization of Jews, and supporting a democratic Israel and those who fight for it in America, NYJA puts Jewish values into action. This blog will help to collect the voices behind those values and actions in a centralized, accessible space.
We are thrilled to be launching our website in conjunction with the inaugural event of our new speaker series, What’s on the Agenda. Our first event is sure to be a blockbuster. “Divided We Stand: Allies Debate the Two-State Solution” starts at 1:00 PM ET on Friday, July 24, featuring NYJA co-founder and board member Rabbi Rachel Timoner, Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim, in conversation with Peter Beinart, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, and T’ruah Executive Director Rabbi Jill Jacobs. Spots are going fast, so be sure to register here.
NYJA.org will serve as a central web address for Jewish advocacy in New York City and State, a place to read about our community’s priorities, engage leading voices, learn about events, and find ways to act on our values. We are so thrilled to share it with you.
Matt Nosanchuk is co-founder and President of the New York Jewish Agenda.