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The Jewish Peace Fellowship is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization set up to provide a Jewish voice in the peace movement. The organization was founded in 1941 in order to support Jewish conscientious objectors who sought exemption from combatant military service.[1][2] The JPF is currently headquartered in Nyack, New York.[3]

The fellowship is a branch member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.[4]

The JPF produces literature about peacemaking, nonviolent activism, and registering as a conscientious objector.[5][6] The Jewish Peace Fellowship maintains its archive at the American Jewish Historical Society/Center for Jewish History in NYC


Further readingEdit

  • Polner, Murray and Naomi Goodman (1994) The Challenge of Shalom: The Jewish Tradition of Peace and Justice. New Society Pub. ISBN 0-86571-300-6
  • Jewish Peace Fellowship (2000) Wrestling with Your Conscience: A Guide for Jewish Draft Registrants and Conscientious Objectors. Nyack, NY: Jewish Peace Fellowship.
  • Polner, Murray and Stefan Merken (2007) Peace, Justice & Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition Bunim & Bannigan. ISBN 978-1-933480-15-2
  • Solomonow, Allan (1981) Roots of Jewish Nonviolence. Nyack, NY: Jewish Peace Fellowship
  • Polner, Murray and Naomi Goodman (2002), Nonviolent Activist: The Heart & Mind of Edward Feder
  • Shalom: The Jewish Peace Letter (an online monthly newsletter published by JPF)

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