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  • New Member Orientation – January 29th

    If you’re in creating Jewish communities across and beyond prison walls, resourcing and supporting incarcerated Jews, and organizing for a world without prisons, join Matir Asurim for a new member orientation, to find out about our work and organizing model, and how you can get involved.

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    We will have live captioning at this meeting. Please let us know any access needs, and we will do our best to meet them.

  • December Penpal Training

    Join Matir Asurim on Sunday December 11 at 5pm EST/2pm PST for a penpal training!

    This session will include information about our guiding principles, structure, and some reflection time on penpal relationships.

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  • Jewish Traditions & Futures of Mutual Aid: A Conversation with Dean Spade and Dori Midnight — 11/20

    Jewish history and tradition is full of practices of mutual aid that sustained our ancestors, and must be part of our work to transform the world and towards abolition. Join Dean Spade and Dori Midnight in conversation about ritual and magic, collective care and mutual aid organizing, where our ancestors have been and how their wisdom can propel us into a world without walls.

  • Rosh Hashanah Letter-Writing – Sept. 18th 2022

    Join Matir Asurim to wish our members on the inside a sweet new year! Sunday, Sept. 18th at 5pm EST

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  • June Penpal Training – 6/26 – 10-11:30AM PDT

    We are holding our next penpal training and introduction to our penpal programwhich connects penpals from the outside (non-incarcerated) with folks on the inside (incarcerated). The training will include info about our guiding principles, structure, logistics, and some reflection time on penpal relationships.

    This session will be on Sunday June 26th from 10-11:30 PDT / 1-2:30 ET

    Register Here

    Current penpals are also invited to lead a ritual, opening, or song, or sharing about their experience being a penpal during this meeting. If interested, please email us by Tuesday June 21st.

  • Introductions to Abolition with Matir Asurim – 6/5/22 – 12:00PM EDT

    This Shavuot, join organizers, volunteers, and supporters of Matir Asurim: Jewish Care Network for Incarcerated People, as we deepen our learning about abolition.

    Together with Enzi Tanner and Alona Weimer, we will explore the basics of abolition, engage questions like what does abolition mean to us, and discuss how we can connect our abolition with our Jewishness, spirituality, tradition and culture.