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T’ruah’s New York State cluster focuses on statewide campaigns, both through direct advocacy in Albany and by plugging into local efforts to support legislation on the state level.  We’re proud to be part of the #CommunitiesNotCages coalition, pushing for legislation to end New York State’s draconian sentencing laws and seeking a greater effort for healing, safety and justice for everyone in New York. 

Rabbi Chazzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg (L) and Rabbi Adir Yolkut (R) celebrate the kickoff of the #CommunitiesNotCages campaign in White Plains.
Rabbi Mara Young gives a stirring speech in favor of ending New York’s draconian and racist sentencing laws. (Photo by Hany Osman)

Synagogues in Westchester have also taken part in the past two cohorts of T’ruah’s STEP program, deepening their skills and relationships in building coalitions in the county and beyond. 

Recent work has found us in White Plains rallying for #CommunitiesNotCages, meeting with state elected officials locally and Albany with the same campaign, and celebrating the 2021 passage of the HALT Solitary Act with partners across the state. 

Meet our New York Organizer

Rabbi Margo Hughes-Robinson

Margo (she/her) is passionate about co-creating an equitable and just world through deep relationship and inspired action. She was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2021, where she also earned an MA in Midrash and served for two years as the Program Coordinator of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue. While in rabbinical school Margo served a number of communities and organizations, including as a Marshall T. Meyer Fellow at B’nai Jeshurun and as a T’ruah Israel Fellow in 2018. She holds a BA in Jewish Studies and Theatre from Clark University, and enjoys writing, making music, and exploring kosher Cajun recipes. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife and their son.

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(NEW YORK CLERGY) Pesach Sheni Tisch for Housing Justice 5/4

On May 4th, Tirdof clergy invite our local electeds to “A Tisch for Housing Justice” and remind ourselves why we fight for housing justice for all.

(Clergy only) Trip to the South Hebron Hills (7/3)

During our trip, we will have the chance to meet with local Palestinian residents, study rabbinic texts, and talk about how we can best activate our rabbinic voices.

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