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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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“Checking Our Privilege” and Intersectionality: A JOIN Alum Learns from Jacob

Rabbi Michelle Dardashti is a JOIN leader and an alum of our Seminary Leadership Program. Rabbi Dardashti serves as the Associate University Chaplain to the Jewish Community at Brown University and Rabbi at Brown RISD Hillel. Her essay, “Checking Our … 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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JOIN Rabbinical Alumni Key to New York Interfaith Justice Efforts

There is a crisis in East Ramapo, New York schools, and the newly-formed Rockland Clergy for Social Justice has been making an impact as the interfaith groups fights for a more just public education system. Active in the group is … Read More

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