JCRC, Jewish Federation plan upcoming ‘Leading for Social Change: Washington D.C. Mission’

The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Millstone Institute invite members of the Jewish community to participate in “Leading for Social Change: Washington D.C. Mission,” from Sunday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 2, in addition to an Advocacy Training Experience in advance of the trip.

From behind-the-scenes briefings at the U.S. Department of State to face-to-face meetings with House and Senate leaders, policy makers and Jewish leaders, participants will:

• Explore the needs of the global Jewish community.

• Discover the influence the Jewish community has on America’s social and political landscape.

• Receive briefings on national security, Israel and Federation funds flowing to Jewish community agencies.


• Learn about the new political realities shaping the community’s future.

The three pre-trip sessions in advance of the Mission (Feb. 12, March 5 and April 23) will be facilitated by professional consultants who have expertise in lobbying, grassroots and coalition building and a commitment to working on complex policy issues around human services and the nonprofit sector. 

Through access to experts and exploration of complex issues, participants will:

• Learn skills and tools in outreach and advocacy.

• Gain tools for lobbying government officials.

• Grow and develop confidence and competence to be a more active and impactful constituent.

According to organizers, applicants “should have a passion for social justice and an interest in expanding their volunteerism in the St. Louis Jewish community.” To apply, visit JFedSTL.org/DC-Mission. Space is limited and all applications will be subject to review.

For more information, contact Karen Sher of the Millstone Institute ([email protected] or 314-442-3824) or Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, JCRC Executive Director (314-442-3770 or [email protected]).