“A central place in the Jewish community for those who have been awakened by recent political events and are seeking opportunities to make a difference." - Slingshot 2017
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice is proud to be selected in the 2017 Slingshot Guide, and thrilled to be part of the amazing community of the hundreds of innovative Jewish organizations included in the Guide over the past eleven years who continue to create positive change in the Jewish community.
Bend the Arc's full listing in the 2017 Slingshot Guide:
"Believing that the Jewish community has a vital role to play in social justice reform in America, Bend the Arc rallies Jews of all ages and backgrounds to speak out on the pressing issues of our time, advocates for a more just and equal society, and works to help elect leaders in service of a more just nation. Bend the Arc gives socially minded Jews multiple entry points for action on issues they care about. It recognizes that many in the Jewish community have a deep yearning to engage in purposeful social change rooted in tradition, and since the 2016 election, Bend the Arc has served as a central place in the Jewish community for those who have been awakened by recent political events and are seeking opportunities to make a difference.
Bend the Arc operates online campaigns and has an on-the-ground network of local chapters and affiliates, helping people take various forms of action, from signing online petitions and questioning their governors to campaigning for a new member of congress. It also actively trains and supports Jews of all ages and backgrounds to become effective social justice champions through its Leadership Institute. Bend the Arc’s first national conference, Pursuing Justice 2016, brought over 600 people, more than half of whom were 35 or under, to Washington, D.C., to envision the future of the Jewish social justice movement. Bend the Arc continually inspires Jews of all kinds to reconnect with their heritage and uphold the Jewish legacy of speaking out against unfairness in the world while holding America to its promise of justice and opportunity for all."