JVP Organizing Newsletter
A quarterly-ish collection of reports, inspiration, and reﬂections about the fabulous activists and organizing within Jewish Voice for Peace
The Jewish Voice for Peace-Community Center (JVP-CC)!
The educational &community-buildinghome of our organizingprogram.
Read all about the Elul ﬂipbook created by a JVP rabbinical councilmember out of words &images from JVPmembers.
A Quarterly Report
Issue 3: September 2011Working & Dancing:The First Regional LDI
A must-read reﬂection from Badia Ead, aparticipant at the Midwest LeadershipDevelopment Institute!
An honest reﬂection of a new organizer inPhilly stepping forwardto lead their July 19thaction.
July 19th Actions
A round-up of thesuccessful national dayof action targetingTIAA-CREF
A reportback from aparticipant in the JVPChapter DevelopmentInstitute.
We imagine coming together to
celebrate the unique beauty of diverse Jewishcommunities, history, and
culture while at the same time being a
place to spark our connection to
broader struggles for justice. We dream of Jewishcommunities
where we build connections with each other, educate ourselves,and strive for
a better world.It turns out, that is exactly what we are doing
here at JVP!
A central value of the organizing program at JVP is that the best organizinghappens when we deepen our relationships to each other and ourunderstandings of the issues. As we listen to each others voices and
ideas onconference calls, share
knowledge and deepen political understanding in studygroups, transform ritual into political education, or
gather together in-person fora
regional leadership retreat or
campaign strategy session—when we
buildcommunity and share political education—we are creating a
new kind of Jewishcommunity center--
The JVP-CC is the home for the educational and community-building work of our organizing program. Open to Jewsand non-Jews alike, the JVP-CC is a sometimes virtual,
sometimes physical space where we deepen our connection toeach other and our
support for Palestinian liberation & self-
Download thecatalog herewhere you will find details on:•Institutes: Regional Leadership Development Institutes, Chapter Development Institutes•Political analysis workshops, book groups, and education sessions•National Workgroups: Tech Team, Welcoming Committee, Safety Training•Online Community