The Latest from Our News

Anti-coal activists announce a new report showing a power plant’s devastating health effects

Congratulations to Joel Wool, JOIN alum 2013, who was published in a report he co-authored on the health costs of a coal-fired power plant. Joel has been working tirelessly, along with his colleagues at Clean Water Action, to organize for clean, … Read More

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Major win for Youth Jobs

After four years of ENORMOUS organizing efforts by JOIN alum, Dan Gelbtuch, the Youth Jobs Coalition, and the collaboration of alumni Chris Messinger, Anna Lifson, Ilana Lerman, Dylan Lazerow, and others, 19 million dollars of MA state funding are secured for … Read More

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ECCO fights for raising the minimum wage

Led by JOIN alum and Essex County Community Organization Director, Dan Lesser, ECCO had a multi-issue Action assembly on Immigration Reform, Raising the minimum wage and Criminal justice reform in early June 2013. Over 400 people came out on a … Read More

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Jewish Immigration Campaign Underway

Check out excerpt this from Zeek.com, originally posted by Erica Brody, highlighting Jewish advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform and in particular the work of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable which JOIN is supporting through training, coaching, and strategy consultation. “…Despite different … Read More

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Fellowship Alums at Real Food Challenge Win Big

This week, Jewish Organizing Fellowship alumni, David Schwartz and Nina Mukherji recorded a significant victory in their organization’s (Real Food Challenge) on-going campaign to bring sustainable and ethical food purchasing to America’s college campuses. Amidst growing demands from college students … Read More

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On-line Organizing Class in Full Swing

Community organizing is a discipline that has always been rooted in the power of relationships. Now, thanks to the internet, that power of relationships and networks has the potential to go global and JOIN is finding a way to harness … Read More

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Greetings from JOIN’s New Interim Fellowship Director

  I moved to Boston in 2009 from Milwaukee, WI in search of deeper Jewish community committed to liberation and celebrating Shabbat at the same time.  I was searching for a place to be a bigger, fuller version of myself. … Read More

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Greetings from JOIN’s New Development Manager

JOIN recently hired it’s first full-time development professional. When asked if she’d like to offer a few words of greeting to the JOIN community, our new Development Manager, Ilene Weismehl, had this to say. “I have worked in the non-profit … Read More

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SLP Alumnus Hard at Work in New Jersey Shul

Rabbi Greg Litcofsky, alumnus of JOIN’s Seminary Leadership Project (where rabbinical and cantorial students learn organizing skills through classes, workshops and internships) and current JOIN for Justice board member, recently left Massachusetts to take up a new role at a … Read More

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Farewell from Ellie Axe, Interim Fellowship Director

At the beginning of February, Ellie Axe (Organizing Fellowship c/o 2003) began a transition out her role as JOIN’s interim Fellowship Director and into a new career at a new organization as Director of Operations at Common Impact. We asked … Read More

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