Progressive Jewish Alliance

Rating: 4.85 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Race

Location: 5870 W. Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90036 USA

Mission: The mission of Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) is to educate, advocate and organize on issues of peace, equality, diversity and justice, as a progressive voice in the Jewish community and a Jewish voice in the progressive community.  Under the rubric “tikkun ha ir, tikkun olam” (repair of the city, repair of the world), PJA works to build multi-cultural and multi-faith bridges within our community, and we participate in broad coalitions working to build a better California and a better nation for all of its inhabitants.  We fight for economic justice by educating Jews about our obligation to stand with the working poor, and then we organize the Jewish community to join in campaigns to improve working conditions and secure a living wage for low-wage workers.  We work to ensure Jewish continuity through our Jeremiah Fellowship, an innovative project that trains young professionals to be the next generation of Jewish social justice leaders.  And we build a vibrant, creative and engaged community through education programs and quarterly holiday events that explore the intersection of art, culture and politics.  PJA was founded in Los Angeles in 1999; since our founding, PJA has reinvigorated the progressive Jewish landscape and created a new model of Jewish community engagement.  In February 2005, expanding our geographic reach, PJA opened a San Francisco Bay Area office.  In Fall 2009, we will expand again by offering our Jeremiah Fellowship program in Washington, DC, in collaboration with Jews United for Justice.
Geographic areas served: Northern and Southern California, Washington, DC
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

PJA is an amazing organization that has helped to galvanize the Jewish community around critical social justice issues, particularly the issue of marriage equality. I am continually inspired and energized by their work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the energy, vision, and passion of its leadership

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a revolution!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

PJA is a dynamic young social justice organization that is rapidly becoming a major player on the national stage. It mobilizes the Jewish community through thought leadership, leadership development and grass roots organizing opportunities. PJA serves marginalized and disenfranchised communities through effective collaboration with multicultural partners of many faiths. It is an inspiriational place to work and attracts passionate and dedicated staff, volunteers and members.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

objectively assessing its progress and creatively planning its future.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way it has inspired me to want to give more and do better.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly intelligent, passionate about their mission and delighted by their association with PJA.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to expand its influence nationwide and chalk up more "wins" for the low wage worker.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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