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Music & Community Building

Music — creating it together, enjoying it together — played a big role with the Jewish Organizing Fellowship Class of 2013-2014. At their June 2014 Siyyum & Graduation, the Fellows shared two of their favorites with our community. The Farthest … Read More

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2014-2015 Jewish Organizing Fellows Kick off Year

Welcome to our new Jewish Organizing Fellows! Meet this year’s Fellowship Class. Over four intense days in September, our 15 fellows began to build relationships, ask hard questions, and dig into a year of organizing and growth together. Highlights included … 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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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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The Fight For Environmental Justice

Bess Beller-Levesque, community organizer with Toxics Action Center, and JOIN alum from 2012-2013, this March organized the 27th annual Local Environmental Action Conference, a day-long day of training on environmental organizing, which brought together 325 people from all across New … Read More

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Four Questions with Allegra Stout, Community Organizer for People with Disabilities

This piece was originally posted on Jewishboston.com. By Molly Parr February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, so this week I’m chatting with Allegra Stout, a community organizer at the Boston Center for Independent Living.  Tell me about the Boston Center for … Read More

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A Win for Workers’ Rights

Merrimack Valley Human Service Workers Vote ‘Union Yes!’ at NuPath In yet another victory for workers’ rights in the Bay State, a majority of direct care workers at Woburn-based NuPath, Inc. overwhelmingly voted ‘Union Yes!’ in their recent election. Marisa … Read More

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Dylan Kaufman-Obstler’s 5th Graders Get Locked Out of Burger King

We’re proud of current JOIN Fellow, Dylan Kaufman-Obstler, and the 5th grade class at the Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice! On Sunday, January 12th, Workmen’s Circle fifth-grade students became the newest champions in the fight for … Read More

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The BackStory: Allegra Stout’s Organizing Journey

Welcome to The BackStory, a peek into JOIN’s Jewish Organizer Network. The BackStory introduces members of the passionate and creative network of people who are using JOIN’s community organizing tools to make social change and work for justice. Let’s get … Read More

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