Matir Asurim Network Tree

Matir Asurim is an emerging network of community organizers and activists, people directly impacted by incarceration, artists, rabbis, chaplains, healers and dreamers creating Jewish care and providing resources for people who are incarcerated.

Learn more about Matir Asurim’s mission, vision, and values.

Stay in Touch: Sign up for monthly e-newsletter and contact us about Working Groups or with questions.

More reporting and words of Torah, to read and share: Divrei Matir Asurim.

Announcements, studies, and action items on our blog.

Held in the palm of a large hand: a single figure in the doorway of a lighthouse, amid a storm clouds and lightening and surging waves

Holiday resources from Matir Asurim to download and share.

Tisha B’Av. This summer, (re-)read and share Tisha B’av Resources 5783 (2023) and Tisha B’Av Resources 5782, including text study, ritual suggestions, and artwork.

Illustration: “Refuge” by Amy Buetens. See 5783 resources for related poetic exploration.

Coming soon: Resources on basic practices of Judaism.

Stay in touch for new materials and opportunities to contribute.

Incarcerated individuals:

  • Join our mailing lists for resources;
  • Find a penpal if interested in regular correspondence;
  • Join Matir Asurim as a member and/or take a leadership role.

Outside Membership and Volunteer Form.

Current teams work on penpal relationships, resource creation, education efforts, chaplaincy networks, membership and wellness, finance, and individual support. Geographic hubs also in formation…. and your ideas and energy could mean new directions.

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Donations of any size are appreciated. 100% goes towards carrying out our mission and purpose, and all are tax-deductible.