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JOIN Alum Launches ClergyClimateAction.org

We asked Rabbi Shoshana Friedman (Jewish Organizing Fellowship alum, Class of 2006) about her work organizing as a rabbi to fight climate change.  Here’s what she had to share.    (Pictured: Rabbi Shoshana Friedman reading the Torah at a West … Read More

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America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis of 2016

An Inside Look JOIN for Justice was proud to learn that six alumni of our clergy training programs were listed in The Jewish Daily Forward’s list of 32 of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis of 2016. The six alumni are: Rabbi Noah Zvi … Read More

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Fighting for Environmental Justice in Massachusetts

Kate Rafey (Jewish Organizing Fellow ‘12-’13) interviewed Joel Wool (Jewish Organizing Fellow ‘12-’13) and wrote this story. Joel Wool (Jewish Organizing Fellow‘12-’13) may work in the environmental movement to change policies and impact state governance, but he stays for the … Read More

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Winning Change at Ramsay Park

We are excited to share a major organizing victory that Jewish Organizing Fellowship Alum Sarah O‘Connor (’14-15) won with her teen organizers at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs in Boston’s South End. Last spring, St. Stephen’s teen organizers decided that their … Read More

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Transforming Synagogue Culture in Baltimore: An Interview with Leaders at Oheb Shalom

In the 2010 Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study, 46% of the Baltimore Jewish community reported that they felt Jewish organizations were “remote” or “not relevant.”  In response to this survey, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore chartered a diverse … Read More

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