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What Rabbis Do

JOIN is honored to work with incredibly engaging rabbis from around the county. Check out some of #WhatRabbisDo: Tell stories… Teaching rabbinical students the power of #story for social change. @JewishOrganizer @ElanBabchuck #whatrabbisdo pic.twitter.com/OdbTUy6XwF — Rabbi Noah Farkas (@RabbiNoah) January … Read More

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Reconnecting to Climate Change as a People’s Movement

One of the major progressive events of 2014 was the powerful gathering of over 400,000 people calling for action around climate change in New York City. Jewish Organizing Fellow alum Davida Ginsberg was there, and she recently reflected on her … Read More

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Jews Stand Up for Racial Justice

On December 4 in New York City, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice organized a powerful action on the Upper West Side. Hundreds marched, many other Jewish organizations offered support, and twenty seven people, including four rabbis, were arrested after … Read More

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Grassroots Organizing Wins at the Massachusetts Ballot Box

Workers throughout Massachusetts had something to celebrate after the November 4 elections: voters overwhelmingly passed an Earned Sick Time bill! Eight years of grassroots organizing, perseverance and hard work provided a million workers in Massachusetts the right to earn sick … Read More

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A JOIN Alum on Values and a Growing Multiracial Family

Union organizer and JOIN alum Corey Hope Leaffer wrote recently for the Kolot Project blog, tackling personal and political issues: being a Jew in the labor movement, being in a multiracial family and looking forward to the birth of her … Read More

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Logan Workers and JOIN Fellow ask Airlines and Subcontractors to “Clean Up their Act”

Current JOIN Fellow Rose Levy is working with service workers’ union SEIU 32BJ. In April, workers held a rally to draw attention to their exposure to hazardous conditions on the job. A similar campaign is taking place in Philadelphia, where … Read More

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JOINing in to Raise Up Massachusetts

JOIN fellows, alumni and staff braved chilly winds to Raise Up Massachusetts at the State House this morning! Over 400 workers, clergy, parents and organizers crowded the State House steps and met with legislators to call for a raise in the Massachusetts … Read More

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Kosher For Passover Fair Trade Chocolate. Because We Were Slaves In Egypt.

This article was originally posted in the Sun Sentinel on March 17th, 2014. Jews give out apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah for a sweet new year. On Purim, members of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh in Boca Raton will give each other, family and … Read More

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Sara Luria is building a Mikveh

JOIN alum, Sara Luria,  is building a community mikveh or ritual bath house in New York City “designed so that it meets Jewish people in their lived experience… It’s another Jewish home for people … any transition can be set … Read More

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City of Philadelphia to Raise Minimum Wage for Airport Concessions Workers

In Philadelphia, POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild) recently won increases in wages for approximately 1500 food and retail workers at Philadelphia International Airport.  Due to POWER and local union’s campaigns for economic justice at the airport, the … Read More

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