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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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JOIN Selected as Top Innovative Jewish Organization

We are delighted to let you know that JOIN has been selected as one of the country’s top innovative Jewish organizations! For the second year in a row! Released today, the 10th annual Slingshot Guide names JOIN as one of … Read More

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A JOIN Alum on Values and a Growing Multiracial Family

Union organizer and JOIN alum Corey Hope Leaffer wrote recently for the Kolot Project blog, tackling personal and political issues: being a Jew in the labor movement, being in a multiracial family and looking forward to the birth of her … Read More

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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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Making Strides in the Campaign for Immigration Reform

In early April a Jewish delegation which included three rabbis met with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to ask for his support in comprehensive immigration reform. JOIN has been supporting the immigration campaigns of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and … Read More

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How I Came to Community Organizing: A Testimonial

This article was originally posted by the Rabbinical Assembly on Mar 24, 2014 By Wayne Franklin, Temple Emanu-El, Providence, Rhode Island All I knew about Community Organizing was what I read in Barack Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father. At … 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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