New Jewish group vows fight to uphold democratic principles — Jewish Journal


New Jewish group vows fight to uphold democratic principles — Jewish Journal

A new group called Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) held its first meeting on May 21, as nearly 500 people, most of them Jewish, filled the pews of Leo Baeck Temple’s sanctuary for a day of activism, with a focus on opposing the Trump administration’s proposed immigration restrictions.
The event, called “Building Bridges–Building Movements: A Los Angeles Activist Summit” drew a broad coalition of participants committed to upholding the principles of democracy, justice and equality.
“Jews know what it’s like to be strangers in a strange land,” Leo Baeck Rabbi Ken Chasen said in his opening …

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