Chanukah 5779

Lighting the Path to Freedom

Our society stands at a crossroads — and at JVP we’re celebrating the path toward freedom. Together, we re-commit to building a world where all have human rights, safety and dignity. Join us:

  • Chapter Events & Actions — see the map below to find and join JVP chapter actions and celebrations near you!
  • Chanukah Ritual Guide — explore what Safety through Solidarity means with Jewish ritual & texts from movement partners.
  • People’s Menorah Accordion — print and use in your celebrations, gatherings & actions!

And while our communities gather to kindle justice this Chanukah, the sad reality is that  Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will celebrate by bringing the top police officers of New England on a training junket to learn from and with the Israeli military. These trips hurt Palestinians and they hurt our communities here in the US, but they don’t have to happen. All throughout the country, we’re raising our voices and our light against these deadly exchanges.

After incredible organizing from our members and partners, we just had major victories this past week: the participants from Northampton and Vermont cancelled their participation in this exchange!

  • Read about our unprecedented victories in our press release.
  • Letter From Pittsburgh — read and share this letter from the Pittsburgh Coalition to End the Deadly Exchange to New England Mayors and Governors.


Back in the mid-90s, three young Jewish women realized they could no longer keep silent about Israel’s occupation – and decided to do something about it. Watch their story – our story – here.



Researching the American Israeli Alliance and Jewish Voice for Peace’s report reveals the extent of massive training programs between U.S. law enforcement and Israeli police, military, and the Shin Bet.

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. Tell the Truth

Days ago, bowed to pro-Israel activists and started describing all of Jerusalem as a “city in Israel” – literally erasing Palestinian East Jerusalem. Let’s get to tell the truth: East Jerusalem is occupied territory.

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"