JamJews was created out of the idea that no Jew is the same. Identities are not identical. We seek to provide an accessible, pluralist approach to Judaism that is both familiar and novel to everyone in our community, focusing on what draws us together rather than what divides us. We provide all of the functions that a normal Jewish community would, with a specific focus on reaching unaffiliated Jews in the jam scene. We meet at concerts and music festivals, facilitate simchas (joyous life events), and provide distance learning opportunities to reach you where you are at!
We believe that everyone has innate connection to music that just needs to be nurtured the right way in order to thrive. We teach and celebrate music and musicians at all skill levels, and encourage participatory music at our events as much as possible. We are upfront about our own backgrounds and practice, and strive to ensure that those from different parts of the wider Jewish community feel comfortable at all of our events.