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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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A Rabbi’s Dream Comes to Life at JOIN’s Rabbinical Assembly Training

Rabbi David Baum, of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh in Boca Raton, FL and alum of the Seminary Leadership Project, reflects on feeling profoundly inspired after a powerful JOIN training with the Rabbinical Assembly: “I returned late Tuesday night from a conference … Read More

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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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