Our Volunteer Leaders help organize and shape grassroots advocacy initiatives, focused on defending secular values at the local, state, and federal government levels, to keep our government neutral on religious matters, and to counter evangelical efforts to roll back progress on reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, and more.
Volunteer Leaders organize their communities to address policymakers and amplify the voices of Jews and allies who believe in secular government. They have the opportunity to:
- Coordinate on key issues with JFASD’s national staff;
- Mobilize grassroots activists through education and advocacy around key
- issues and current events;
- Organize specific local advocacy projects, for example addressing a school
- board or lobbying a state legislature;
- Collaborate on JFASD national advocacy campaigns including combating
- Christian supremacist organizations and protecting reproductive freedom;
- Draft and sign letters to federal government agencies and Congress;
- Write for the blog on jfasd.org, and more.
An ideal Volunteer Leader is active in their local Jewish community, and has excellent communication skills, an understanding of today’s political landscape, and ideally some organizing experience. The most important requirement for this role is a passion for issues of church/state separation.
JFASD is a pluralistic initiative of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, and we welcome Jews of any or no denomination as well as the Jew-adjacent. The time commitment for this position is flexible! We hope you’ll join us as a Volunteer Leader.