Who We Are

Northern New Jersey JVP (NNJ JVP) is a chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine.

some 20 marchers in black T-shirts, most with dark slacks and wearing hats, in the Montclair 4th of July Parade. About half are holding signs reading We Mourn, with a photo of a young child killed in Palestine/Israel since Oct. 7th (of the 20 signs carried, 18 honored Palestinian children, 2 honored Israeli children) The front marchers carry a banner reading Jewish Voice for Peace Northern NJ Chapter End the Occupation

From Our Blog

Why N.J. Should Not Adopt the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

The NJ Legislature is considering legislation that would adopt for the State of New Jersey a particular definition of antisemitism, that of the International Holocaust remembrance Association (IHRA), along with its included examples. Most of the examples are about Israel. Critics charge that enacting the IHRA definition and its examples into law is actually an attempt to protect the Israeli government from criticism in violation of our First Amendment rights.

The bills in question are S1292, with primary sponsors Senators Beach and Singer, and A3588, with primary sponsors Assemblymembers Schaer and Reynolds-Jackson.

Upcoming Events

Jul 2024

In Conversation: “Humanity in Gaza” Revisited – 07/21/2024 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aug 2024

Monthly Organizing Meeting—August 2024 – 08/11/2024 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In Conversation: Humanity in Gaza Revisited

Sunday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.

Information from Voices from the Holy Land:

“What is the physical and mental health of the human beings trapped in Gaza?”

Our panelists agreed, at the December 2023 Voices From the Holy Land Online Film Salon, that healing from this humanitarian catastrophe first required a ceasefire and physical safety. Nearly seven months into the war, there is no ceasefire and no safety anywhere in Gaza. How can healing ever begin? What can people do now to end the trauma and support the process of recovery for survivors?

At our July 2024 Salon, guest conversation will center on two short documentaries: Australian Doctor Reveals Experience Inside Gaza and Gaza’s War through a Child’s Eye and an extended excerpt from our December 2023 Salon.

Watch the film and then join us in a facilitated discussion.

Details, including registration information, are on our event page.  Comments are accepted there (moderated), both before and after the event on July 21st.