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SHIFT: An Evening of Stories

JOIN for Justice Board member Terry Yoffie hosted a fun and unique evening of storytelling and community at her lovely home in early June. Playing off the theme of “shift,” storytellers—The Red Tent author Anita Diamant and her daughter, JOIN alumna … 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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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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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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Youth Jobs Rally Turns Out Over 1,000 Teens

Dylan Lazerow and Dan Gelbtuch organized with the Youth Jobs Coalition, a statewide advocacy group, and brought together 1,000+ teens to march on the statehouse for youth jobs funding on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The action received over 50 local … 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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David Schwartz named one of Forbes 30 Under 30

JOIN for Justice is thrilled to see alum and Board Member, David Schwartz, named to the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 List in Social Entrepreneurship. David Schwartz and Nina Mukherji: What a powerful team of JOIN alumni leading and directing Real … Read More

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“Moving from Transactional to Transformational” with Rabbi Elan Babchuck

This piece was originally posted in the Providence Monthly. Highlighting Rabbi Elan Babchuck, Seminary Leadership Project alum What he does: Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El on the East Side since 2012 Why we like him: Young, dynamic clergyman reinvigorating a temple that turns 90 … Read More

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Karla Van Praag named one of Boston’s Most Influential Young Jewish Leaders

Combined Jewish Philanthropies Young Leadership Division named JOIN for Justice Executive Director, Karla Van Praag, one of the 18 Most Influential Young Jewish Leaders in Greater Boston as part of the first annual Chai in the Hub contest. Along with … Read More

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