JVP is confronting Jewish institutions that are maintaining the status quo and building alternative Jewish communities that act on values of justice.
JVP-Chicago leads mobilization to confront the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Annual Meeting, October 2015. In this video you see Rabbinical Council co-founder Rabbi Brant Rosen lead a Havdallah/end of Shabbat ritual outside the JNF’s major donors dessert reception. The next day a broad coalition of Palestinian-led organizations and JVP chapters from across the midwest disrupt their meeting with singing and chanting.
This video is a statement of purpose and an open challenge to the Jewish community to listen to Jewish youth and our commitment to creating a vital, Jewish life that embraces all people–including Palestinians–as equals.
Jewish Voice for Peace endorses the call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions as part of our work for freedom, justice and equality for all people.
The Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council has come together to speak out on behalf of justice for all peoples in the Middle East. A fast growing network of rabbis, cantors and rabbinical students, we support each other through bi-annual in-person gatherings, in our Mentorship and Support Program, and ongoing consultation.
We create ritual materials and alternative Jewish liturgies for JVP, and provide support for JVP members, chapters, and campaigns. If you are a rabbi, cantor or a rabbinical or cantorial student interested in joining, or to send the Rabbinical Council a message, email firstname.lastname@example.org