It has been a very busy week! It started off with the annual Yeshiva Beth Yehuda Dinner on Sunday night, where nearly 2,500 Detroit Jews were joined by Michigan leaders, including Gov. Whitmer, Sens. Stabenow and Peters, AG Nessel, Sec. Benson, and Reps. Lawrence, Slotkin, and Stevens - and many more. We also had our first big snow of the season, not to mention the blockbuster impeachment hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee.

The 2020 election is only approaching faster and faster, and we are preparing to ramp up our organizing efforts in turn. Today, I am announcing my Fall Listening Tour; I want to hear from you about your ideas for the growth of this movement, and how you would like to engage during the coming election cycle. Please read until the end of the newsletter, as it contains several important event dates and updates - including our upcoming
Hanukkah parties with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and Congressman Andy Levin!

Shavua tov!

Noah Arbit
Founder and Chair, Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus

November 21 (Thursday)
Hanukkah-Diwali Event with Sen. Moss and Rep. Kuppa
7:00-8:30pm at Shir Tikvah in Troy
December 8 (Sunday)
Latkes with Levin
4:30-6:00pm in Bloomfield Hills


Congressional Caucus for Black and Jewish Relations Kicks Off

The Congressional Caucus for Black and Jewish Relations, co-chaired by Metro Detroit's own Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), held its kickoff event last month, hoping to raise awareness and initiate measures to combat hate. Continue Reading


The Jews of the Impeachment Showdown: A Visual Guide

"The holidays are coming, a chill settled across much of America this week, and impeachment is going public. It’s time to ask the question we’ve all been wondering about: namely, which of the impeachment characters is Jewish?" Continue Reading


Senator Moss wants menorah to be given same treatment as Christmas tree on Michigan Capitol lawn

Giant Christmas trees have been a fixture on the Michigan Capitol lawn for years, towering over downtown Lansing throughout the holiday season. Now, some lawmakers are hoping the menorah can get similar treatment. Continue Reading



Blake Flayton: On the Frontlines of Progressive Anti-Semitism

"Progressives believe that words matter, and that words can soften the ground for violence. We also believe that any politics that excludes, ignores or dehumanizes the voices of minorities is a politics that is dangerous for all of us. Do these activists, who have increasing sway beyond the quad, believe that those same considerations should be granted to Jews? I fear the answer to that question." Continue Reading


Rep. Elissa Slotkin talks traveling to Turkey and Iraq, fixing the VA 

For Veterans Day, Michigan Advance reporter Laina Stebbins spent the day following U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) and her campaign team as they embarked on a full itinerary of events. This happened to coincide on mid-Michigan’s first day of real, sustained snowfall, and as a result, she ended up on a 24-hour odyssey. Continue Reading

Andy Levin’s Conviction for Two-State Solution Grows

Michigan Congressman Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township) emphasizes need for two-state solution in Israel after observing treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank on a recent trip. Continue Reading

We need your help building this grassroots movement! Sign up here to learn more about our Caucus Action Committees, which will begin meeting before the end of the year!

We are also thrilled to be hosting a Hanukkah celebration this year with Congressman Andy Levin in Bloomfield Hills on December 8

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The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus is the voice of Jewish Michiganders within the Democratic Party. Together, we are building a grassroots movement to stand up for our Jewish community, combat antisemitism, and elect Democrats who share our values. In addition to providing financial and organizational support to candidates through our state and federal PACs, we provide a forum for our members to discuss critical policy issues with elected officials and candidates; strengthen the link between Michigan's Jewish community and Democratic officials through strong communications, work to increase Jewish representation in Michigan politics; and advocate for progressive policies that make life better for all Michiganders.

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