Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice is part of a nationwide network of Jewish individuals and organizations working to hold America to its promise of justice and equality for all.
Bend the Arc works with affiliates—independent local and statewide Jewish social justice organizations—that join us in our national campaigns. Bend the Arc provides affiliates with training, public relations, political direction support, and opportunities to engage effectively with national organizing. Our current affiliates are Jewish Community Action in Minneapolis, Jews United for Justice in Washington, DC, Jewish Social Policy Network in Philadelphia, and Carolina Jews for Justice in North Carolina.
Meet our Affiliate Organizations
Jews United for Justice (Washington, D.C. & Baltimore)
Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) was created in April, 1998, by a small group of Jews in the greater Washington, DC area. Drawing on a tradition of Jewish commitment to justice and the talents and dedication of our leaders, JUFJ is a grassroots community that seeks to repair the world by concentrating on issues of local concern. JUFJ became an affiliate of Bend the Arc in 2012.
Jewish Community Action (St. Paul, MN)
Founded in 1995, Jewish Community Action organizes Jewish Minnesotans to act together for social change. With a unique model that combines traditional congregational-based community organizing with issue-based campaign work, they engage their community and bring a distinctly Jewish voice to the fight for justice. JCA became an affiliate of Bend the Arc in 2012.
Jewish Social Policy Action Network (Philadelphia, PA)
Founded in 2003, JSPAN focuses on domestic social policy issues. JSPAN invites everyone with a passion for progress in human events and a commitment to Jewish principles of justice to join them in working for a better world. JSPAN became an affiliate of Bend the Arc in 2014.
Carolina Jews for Justice (Raleigh, NC)
Carolina Jews for Justice is a Jewish, grassroots network committed to creating a just, fair and compassionate North Carolina. CJJ combines advocacy and education to organize a non-partisan Jewish voice in North Carolina. We work to influence policy at the local and state levels and encourage individuals and Jewish institutions to take a stand on important issues in our community. CJJ was founded in March 2013 and became an affiliate of Bend the Arc in 2014.
Bend the Arc is proud to be a member of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a network of 52 Jewish organizations working to elevate social justice to the center of Jewish life and to advance an explicitly Jewish framework in the pursuit of social justice.