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Jewish advocacy group seeks fellows

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Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Riverdale seeks young adult Jewish progressives for a nationwide leadership and organizational fellowship.

The Jeremiah Fellowship is geared toward younger Jews between 22 and 32 who would have a chance to built their community organizing skills while gaining access to a network of leaders from across the country.

The fellowship is expected to begin in September, and last until May 2022.

Fellows would join a local Bend the Arc group, running campaigns alongside local leaders on a variety of topics from hate to conflict management.

Locally, Bend the Arc is pushing for a statewide wealth tax, as well as conducting campaigns that would create not just parole for the elderly in prison, but also fair and timely parole for anyone else.

Those interested in applying can do so by contacting Logan Smith at lsmith@bendthearc.us, or by calling (202) 709-8825.

Deadline to apply is July 1.

 

State rental help has arrived

New York has opened its emergency rental assistance program, an agency providing financial help for families at risk of homelessness, or living in substandard housing.

Eligible households could receive up to 12 months of rental arrears payments for those missed during the coronavirus pandemic. They also could get up to three months of additional rental assistance, as well as a year of help getting caught up on gas and utility bills.

For more information on the program, call (844) 691-7368.

 

New leadership at the MTA

Sarah Feinberg is set to become the first woman to chair the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She’ll replace the outgoing Pat Foye.

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