Author Archives: Jonathon Leiner

Race, Books, and Parenting in St. Louis: A JOIN for Justice alumni story

Laura Horwitz is having a conversation about race. In fact, she’s having many conversations about race. In St. Louis, one of the most racially segregated cities in the country, Laura is organizing predominantly white families to confront racial inequity, white … Read More

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Why this funder “don’t kvetch”

Myron Miller is helping build a better future, literally and figuratively. As a generous philanthropist with the Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, Myron is supporting civic engagement, advocacy, and community organizing in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. As the … Read More

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What 150 one on ones can do

by Rabbi Shuli Passow Rabbi Shuli Passow is Director of Community Engagement at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City, and a Seminary Leadership Project alum. Leading isn’t enough anymore. In our current political reality, we need more than just strong leaders … Read More

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A Jewish Thanksgiving Prayer

By Shaya French Shaya French is one of this year’s JOIN fellows and works as a community organizer at the Boston Center for Independent Living (disability advocacy and services). She grew up in Middleboro, MA 17 miles from where the … Read More

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The Spirit of Justice

Our Clergy Fellows gathered at Pearlstone Center this November to begin their 18-month journey into deeper community organizing. Here are some of their personal stories and torah. Rabbi Lydia Medwin of The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia, on her synagogue’s historic … Read More

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