PHOTOS: Our 8 favorite moments from this year 📸

PHOTOS: Our 8 favorite moments from this year 📸

December 21, 2022

As a special Hanukkah treat, we’ve rounded up our movement’s top eight photo moments from the year to share with you.

It’s our thank you for making this work possible — with your time, your resources, and your love; in the streets and on Zoom; in the halls of power and in living rooms and backyards around the country.

We have even more planned for 2023. We need you with us in our fight for a future where Black liberation is realized, our multiracial Jewish family is safe and free, and all people are thriving. This Hanukkah, chip in with a gift of $18 to help us make that vision a reality.

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Jews for the Freedom to Vote

We answered the call from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family, joining them in the streets of DC to demand that Congress deliver on voting rights and protect the freedom to vote.

A group of people wearing Bend the Arc shirts behind a Bend the Arc banner, some of whom are also holding pro-abortion access signs

Abortion access is a Jewish value

Bend the Arc leaders from Maryland marched outside the Capitol with over 1,000 Jews and allies at the Jewish Rally For Abortion Justice, organized by our partners at the National Council of Jewish Women.

Your year-end gift of $18 will power our movement’s fight to make this a country for all of us in 2023.

A group of people smiling and facing the camera

Organizing for justice across the country

Bend the Arc leaders in Atlanta, including alums from Bend the Arc’s Jeremiah Fellowship, came together to reflect on past work and plan out their chapter’s work going forward.

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Defund Hate

Bend the Arc leaders from Maryland and Ohio joined 100+ immigrant leaders and allies in DC as part of the Defund Hate Day of Action, urging members of Congress to cut funding to ICE and CBP.

Bend the Arc is leading the Jewish fight for a future with freedom and safety for all of us. Donate $18 to power our movement in 2023.

A group of people smiling with arms around each other, including RepS-elect Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio, and Governor-elect Josh Shapiro.

Fighting for our values at the ballot box

Bend the Arc members contributed to races and ballot measures in 10 states: Georgia, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, California, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania — where Democratic leaders like Summer Lee (PA-12), Chris Deluzio (PA-17), and Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro (above) won their races.

Three people holding a picture frame-shaped sign that reads Shana Tova in both Hebrew and English and This is What Jewish Looks Like

Nourishing our multiracial Jewish community

Project Shamash, our racial equity and leadership initiative based in the Bay Area, organized a special community event ahead of the High Holidays this year with partners at Urban Adamah, Kehillah Community Synagogue, and Jews in All Hues.

When you give to Bend the Arc, you make all of this possible — and more. Donate $18 this Hanukkah to keep growing our movement in the year ahead.

A screenshot of Rabbi Aryeh Cohen on the Dr. Phil Show

“There is enough for all of us”

Bend the Arc’s Rabbi Aryeh Cohen was on Dr. Phil this year to share — with a national audience! — how we can fight antisemitism and dismantle white supremacy through solidarity.

Rep. Katie Porter and Bend the Arc CEO Jamie Beran smiling toward the camera

Building power in Washington

Bend the Arc CEO Jamie Beran was in DC just a few weeks ago to meet with elected leaders — including progressive champion and PAC endorsee Katie Porter (CA-47).

These photos capture our Jewish values in action. They are snapshots of our collective strength, love, and hope.

Around the country, supporters like you helped make this a year of deep connection and impactful wins for our movement.

We’re stronger when you’re with us — and we’re not stopping now. Chip in with $18 this Hanukkah to power our movement forward in 2023 and beyond.

With love and gratitude,

The Bend the Arc team 💛

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