About Us

About Us

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We are the New York Chapter of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, a movement of progressive Jews across America who are building a country that lives up to our values of justice and equality for all.

Since 2015, we’ve organized our local Jewish community to work in partnership with communities most impacted by economic inequality and systemic racial injustice.

We advocate for structural policy changes — in our city, state, and country — to achieve our vision of a society that is inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, and faith. Bend the Arc is the only national Jewish organization focused solely on social change in the U.S.

We believe that when we act boldly for justice as Jews, we are reconnected to our deeper communal purpose and prophetic tradition. As we seek to transform our society, we ourselves are transformed as well. For activists of all ages, we offer opportunities to learn and develop as leaders of this movement.

Learn about our current work and recent wins

Meet our leadership team:

Megan Madison 

Solomon Hoffman

Madeline Ritter

Taylor Cohen

Richard Mann

Jeff Siegel

Phyllis Hartmann

Meet our staff: 

Kayla Glick, New York Organizer

Meet our partners: 

Make the Road NY

Long Island Progressive Coalition

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