Young, Jewish, and Proud

Watch the Video of Young Jews “Occupying the Occupiers!”

Occupy Birthright Israel, Un-Occupy Palestine

Press Coverage:
Mondoweiss, (op-ed by YJP leaders) November 12, 2011: Why We Occupy Wall St., Not Palestine
Occupy Writers, November 10, 2011 (by participant Kiera Feldman,) Occupy Birthright.
Crossposted at Waging Nonviolence.
Ha’aretz, November 10, 2011: Young US Jews aim ‘occupy’ movement at Birthright trips to Israel
New York’s The Jewish Week, November 8, 2011: ‘Occupy’ New Third Rail For Jewish Mainstream
New Voices, November 8, 2011: Occupy the Occupiers
Tablet, November 9, 2011: More Thoughts on Linking OWS and Israel

Click here to read the “Occupy the Occupiers” Declaration.

Watch the Young, Jewish, and Proud Declaration Video!

Press Coverage:

Jewish Americans: The Next Generation (The Third Way, 9/28/11)

WATCH: High holy day manifesto for just peace (+972, 9/27/11)

WATCH: Jewish youth demand peace for the New Year (Haaretz, 9/27/11)

Voices for Peace: “We are young Jews, and we get to decide what that means” (CommonDreams, 9/28/11)

Listen to the Next Generation of Jews (Tikkun Daily, 9/27/11)

‘Young, Jewish and Proud’ issues challenge to the Jewish community (MondoWeiss, 9/27/11)

Capital J (JTA, 9/27/11)

Today’s Jewish Heroes (Jewish Light, 9/27/11)

Irvine 11, Abbas at the UN, and some proud young Jews | Parsing (New Voices, 9/27/11)

Inspiration from Jewish Voice for Peace: Young, Jewish, and Proud (Eli Gerzon, 9/28/11)

People are organizing across the country. Please contact Rabbi Alissa Wise for more information.

Click here to read the Declaration.



This year, you have many offerings to choose from: live streamed high holiday services, a list of local JVP member-led services, JVP holiday cards, ritual guides, and ritual resources.


This Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, let us bend ladders into bridges. Buy a pack of these beautiful High Holiday cards – designed by JVP Artist, Mara Gerson – and send them to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Senators: Investigate Israeli Violence!

No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that killed over 100 Palestinians wounded 12,000 others.

Huge Palestinian march with text overlaid reading "support the #greatreturnmarch"


Ahed’s courage in standing up against the occupation inspired a global audience to stand alongside her. And together with a huge media response to her story, Israel’s military court bowed to pressure and handed down it’s minimum sentence.

bds movement NOMINATED FOR nobel prize

Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxnes has nominated the Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions for the Nobel Peace Prize!


Israel systematically prosecutes as many as 700 children in military courts each year. Email your Rep to support Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

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