moving from charity to justice
We connect and empower faith communities and individuals to work for the common good and a life of dignity for everyone. We advocate for change so that all individuals and families can thrive socially, prosper economically, and participate fully in civil society. We intentionally build bridges across faith communities and draw on the collective wisdom, courage, and strength of our various faith traditions.
click here to read our 2021-2022 annual report.
BREAK THE FAST WITH US ON APRIL 1st!
Join us for our 7th annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar (break the fast). We are excited to come back in person and return to our traditional pot-luck dinner. We will come together on April 1 at 7 p.m. at Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Drive, Middleton WI.
Vote NO, no, no
The first two would amend the Wisconsin Constitution in such a way as to keep more people behind bars even before they’ve even been convicted of a crime. Read more about these referenda from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
2023 lobby days
join voces de la frontera's lobby day
days without latinx & immigrants may 1
Last year, thousands of immigrant essential workers, small business owners, students and allies participated in the first of a two-day “Days Without Latinxs and Immigrants” general strike in Wisconsin as part of a national day of action for the immigrant rights movement.
Help us have an even bigger presence this year by recruiting friends, family, and members of your faith communities to join in solidarity with them.
Call Mark, Voces de la Frontera, at 414-630-0420 for assistance in promoting this event.
Social Justice Fair on april 23
3 – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2023
TEMPLE BETH EL
2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI 53711
Come support nonprofit organizations selling their products at the Social Justice Fair, open to the public. Buy art, tasty treats, jams, baking mixes, and more, and support good causes! Invite your friends to shop with you.
Questions? Contact Aleeza at email@example.com or call the Temple Beth El office at 608-238-3123.
Conservation Lobby Day on April 25
On Tuesday, April 25 in Madison, we are excited to partner with Wisconsin Conservation Voters for Conservation Lobby Day 2023! This is our day as an environmental movement to advocate for clean water, clean energy, a healthy democracy, and racial justice.
Please join our partners Wisconsin Conservation Voters and be an advocate for a healthy Wisconsin that everyone can enjoy.
Learn more and register on their website at www.conservationvoters.org/cld23.
lgbtq+ equity day at the capitol
Equality Day at the Capitol is Fair Wisconsin's biennial grassroots advocacy day, usually held in the spring at the beginning of the state legislative session.
Join us for a full day of connecting and grassroots advocacy with fellow activists from around the state!
Tuesday, May 10, 2023
Stay tuned for more information and the link to register.
interfaith intersections on may 18
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is excited to announce a new program - Interfaith Intersections, 7-8:30 May 18, at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison.
The topic for both sessions is “Faith as a moral compass.” An important aspect of this program is that our panelists are lay people, not clergy or academics. Therefore, panelists will address this topic speaking from their own understanding of their faith but not speaking for their faith.
This program is offered free of charge, but donations to cover costs are always appreciated!
Stay tuned for details and a link to RSVP.
calendar of events
interfaith pride service on august 21
Interfaith Pride service will take place at Bethany United Methodist Church in Madison on on August 21, 2023.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Interfaith Service on November 20
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE INTERFAITH SERVICE will take place at Fitchburge Memorial UCC on November 20, 2023.
Mar. 31 - Int'l Transgender Day of Visibility
Apr. 1 - Ramadan Interfaith Iftar
Apr. 4 - Spring ELECTION DAY
Apr. 5 - Passover begins
Apr. 9 - Easter
Apr. 13 - Passover ends
Apr. 21 - Ramadan ends
Apr. 23 - Social Justice Fair
May 4 - National Day of Prayer
May 14 - Mother's Day
May 10 - LGBTQ+ Equality Lobby Day
May 18 - Interfaith Intersections
May 21 - World Day for Cultural Diversity
May 29 - Memorial Day
June 1 - WFVJ Virtual Annual Celebration
June 18 - Father's Day
June 19 - Juneteenth
June 28 - Eid al-Adha begins (evening)
June 29 - Eid al-Adha ends (evening)
July 4 - Independence Day
July 26 - Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary
Aug. 21 - Interfaith Pride Service
Aug. 26 - Women's Equality Day
Sept. 4 - Labor Day
Sept. 11 - Natl Day of Prayer & Remembrance
Sept. 15 - Natl Hispanic Heritage Month begins
Sept. 15 - Rosh Hashanah begins
Sept. 17 - Rosh Hashanah ends
WFVJ SEEKS A VOLUNTEER TREASURER
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice seeks a volunteer Treasurer to join our Board. The ideal candidate will be a CPA with experience working with non-profit accounting, or a willingness to learn. Duties include managing bi-monthly payroll, filing quarterly federal and state reports, preparing the annual 990 and WI State reporting, preparing annual W-2s and 1099s, and preparing monthly statements of account for the board of directors. Familiarity with Quickbooks Online a plus. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/month, plus time needed to prepare annual tax filings.
If interested, or to learn more, please contact Executive Director Rabbi Bonnie Margulis at 608-513-7121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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