Community Events & Workshops

Community Events & Workshops

A series of leadership development trainings and workshops throughout the year will provide participants with skills and knowledge to be more effective agents of change. Participants will explore the spiritual aspects of social change work, receive training in various community organizing and activist skills, and share their experiences with one another and with the community.

Other community events throughout the year will offer opportunities to learn in-depth about some of the most pressing political and social justice issues, including immigrants rights, sanctuary, human rights in Israel, racial justice, and environmental justice. Many of these events will be coordinated and sponsored by BJ’s existing social action and social justice groups.

In addition, we are organizing several opportunities to hear from faith leaders who understand their activism as an expression of their religious leadership, and to be inspired by their work.


Upcoming Community Events & Workshops

The Post Panel Discussion with Dr. Adam Arenson

Sunday, January 21 | 5:00-7:00PM | BJ Community House

The Freedom of Press Advocacy Tzedek Minyan invites you to a panel discussion about the new Steven Spielberg movie, The Post, and the current challenges facing our free press. 
See the movie on your own, then join the conversation, facilitated by renowned American historian and BJ member Dr. Adam Arenson. All are welcome. For questions and to R.S.V.P., contact Susan.

Stormy Weather: Addressing Climate Change in Turbulent Times

Thursday, February 8 | 7:00-9:00PM | JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue

Join BJ and the Jewish Climate Action Network NYC, in partnership with JCC Manhattan’s Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility, at a lively and compelling evening of discussion, film clips, and a musical interlude with leaders in the climate change activism movement. Contact Les for more information. Read more »