Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace,social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals. JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.
JVP seeks an end tothe Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based onprinciples established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace andustice for all eoles of the Middle East.
Q: What is the Jewish Voice for Peace-Community Center (JVP-CC)?A: The JVP-CC is the home for the educational & community-building work of the JVPorganizing program.
We imagine coming together to
celebrate the unique beauty of diverse Jewish communities, history,and
culture while at the same timebeing a
place to spark our connectionto
broader struggles for justice. Wedream of Jewish communities
wherewe build connections with each other,educate ourselves, and strive for
abetter world.It turns out, that is exactly what weare doing
here at JVP!
A central value of the organizingprogram at JVP is that the bestorganizing happens when we deepenour relationships to each other andour understandings of the issues. Aswe listen to each others voicesand
ideas on conference calls,share
knowledge and deepen politicalunderstanding in study groups,transform ritual into politicaleducation, or
gather together in-person for a
regional leadershipretreat or
campaign strategy session—when we
build community and sharepolitical education—we are creatinga
new kind of Jewish communitycenter--
The JVP-CC is the home for theeducational and community-buildingwork of our organizing program.Open to Jews and non-Jews alike, the JVP-CC is a sometimes virtual,
sometimes physical space where wedeepen our connection to each other and our
support for Palestinianliberation & self-
Welcome to the JVP-CC!
FALL - WINTER 2011
Institutes: Regional Leadership Development Institutes, Chapter Development Institutes
Political analysis workshops, book groups, and education sessions
National Workgroups: Tech Team, Welcoming Committee, Safety Training
Alternative Jewish Ritual