job: organizer, New York

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From: "dara silverman" <dara at>

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Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

Position Available

Community Organizer

Please Post

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ) is seeking a full-time 
Community Organizer to build our membership and campaign work, 
specifically focusing on our work with synagogues and Jewish 
communities. JFREJ is a membership-based organizing group that fights 
for racial, social, economic and gender justice in New York City. JFREJ 
was founded in 1990 to fill the need for progressive Jewish leadership 
in confronting the growing racial and ethnic tension and economic 
disparity within New York City. Utilizing community organizing, 
political education and media advocacy, we educate ourselves and others 
in our effort to end all forms of hatred and oppression. Our work 
provides a unique opportunity for Jews in New York to build a Jewish 
identity with justice at its core. Currently, our work focuses on two 
primary campaigns:
-- Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers- organizing synagogues and 
Jewish communities to support fair wages, human rights and respect for 
nannies, house-keepers and other domestic workers;
-- the Jewish Immigrant Justice Initiative- working in solidarity with 
all immigrants and organizing Jewish immigrants to fight for change in 
their lives and communities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Schedule a minimum of 5 one-to-one meetings per week.

• Complete an additional 5 hours per week of outreach through house 
meetings, public events, etc.

• Build relationships with diverse Jewish communities.

• Organize community building and recruitment events, including 
membership orientations and Jewish holiday events.

• Work closely with the Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers 
campaign to create campaign goals, strategies and timelines. Support 
members implementation of campaign strategy.

• Engage synagogues from across New York and Westchester County in 
building stronger social justice programs, partnerships between 
synagogues and support for domestic workers rights.

• Work with rabbis, and the JFREJ Rabbinical Council to support the 
development of their congregations in the area of social justice

• Represent JFREJ to other community groups, coalitions and the media.

• Develop campaign materials, including fact sheets, statements and 
press releases.


• 3 to 5 years experience in community, union, electoral or advocacy 

• Experience working in Jewish communities

• Strong commitment to struggle for racial, economic and gender justice 
and to JFREJ’s mission

• Ability to communicate, motivate and listen

• Good facilitation and writing skills

• Well-organized and able to manage details efficiently
• Ability to work effectively with multiple priorities
• Ability to work independently and with supervision, as well as being 
an enthusiastic team player

• Supervision experience preferred

• Desire to learn and openness to challenge
• Computer proficiency, including MS Office, web skills, and internet 
research tools
• Familiarity with Microsoft Access preferred

Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, transgender, 
transsexual, intersex people, people with disabilities, immigrants, 
lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people and people who have lived in 
poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

Start Date: Monday, December 5, 2005


Schedule requires flexibility including evening and Sunday hours. 
Shabbat and Jewish holiday observance is respected and will be accommodated.

Salary and Benefits:

$30,000- $34,000 based on experience. Position includes health, dental, 
subway pass and vacation time. We are planning to join a pension fund in 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and two references to dara at by 
Friday, November 4th at 5pm. In the subject line put: organizer search 
or mail to the address below:

Organizer Search


135 W. 29th St. Suite 600

New York NY 10001

dara at


Dara Silverman


JFREJ- Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

135 W. 29th St Suite 600

NY NY 10001

212-647-8966 x13

dara at

Save the dates:

**Sunday, November 13th, 2005**

Beyond the Pale 10th Anniversary Celebration for JFREJ's Award-Winning 
Radio Show

12-2pm Live radio broadcast

***Thursday, December 8th, 2005***

JFREJ's 9th Annual Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer

Risk-Taker Awards

6pm reception, 7pm program

Hosted by Kate Clinton

For more information,

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