The Latest from From the Field

JOIN for Justice in Los Angeles

Last week the halls of Los Angeles synagogues Shomrei Torah and PICO Shul were buzzing as rabbis and lay leaders gained skills in community organizing and explored how to put them to work in their own communities. JOIN for Justice … Read More

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Local Fish, University Dining Halls, and the Power of the JOIN Network

“When I started my JOIN placement at the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance a year ago, I thought I’d be on my own up in Gloucester organizing fishermen, not in the middle of a web of JOINiks,” says recent JOIN alumna … Read More

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The Leopard In Our Sanctuary: a Yom Kippur Sermon from Rabbi Jonah Pesner

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, a JOIN for Justice board member and the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, delivered this sermon at Temple Israel on Yom Kippur in 2004. The words remain a powerful and timely call to … Read More

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Fasting for a Moral Budget in Pennsylvania

JOIN’s Rabbinic Fellowship launched in April and we’ve had a powerful first few months. 43 rabbis representing 75,000 congregants in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia have joined the Clergy Fellowship and begun engaging deeply in community organizing, and starting the process … Read More

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Grappling With the Intersections Between Racism and Anti-Semitism

Two weeks ago, 35 young Jewish leaders came together for a powerful workshop exploring the Intersections of Racism and Anti-Semitism. Organized by JOIN’s Alumni Steering Committee, and co-led by Cherie Brown of the National Coalition Building Institute and Dove Kent … Read More

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