At its annual Heschel Vision Awards ceremony in November, Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) will honor Tara Huffman, who recently stepped down as director of OSI’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program.
“[Huffman] is a rare funder who is also seen as a partner by scores of grantees,” JUFJ said in its announcement. “She has played a crucial role in building the power of the criminal justice/police reform field in Maryland.”
As its website says, JUFJ works in Maryland and Washington, D.C. to mobilize “Jews and the Jewish community to move our region closer to social, racial, and economic justice by advancing campaigns for immediate and concrete improvements in people’s lives.”
The Heschel Vision Awards are named after Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a leader in the civil rights movement. Other honorees at this year’s Heschel Awards are the DC Initiative on Racial Equity and its Coordinating Committee and Public Defender Joanna Silver.