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This is how we’re going to win

This piece was written by Ariel Branz, alumni of ourJewish Organizing Fellowship, class of 2016. I’m reaching out today as a JOIN Fellowship alumna to tell you a story about why I want you to join me in supporting JOIN’s year-end fundraising campaign today.  … Read More

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Siyyum Graduation Opening Remarks by Executive Director, Karla Van Praag

On June 20th, our ten 2015-2016 Jewish Organizing Fellows graduated at our annual Siyyum Graduation. Below is Karla Van Praag’s (Executive Director, JOIN for Justice) opening remarks.  We are in the home stretch in a season of graduations. So, because imitation … Read More

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Siyyum Graduation 2016: One Voice

On June 20th, more than 150 people gathered to celebrate with the 10 Fellows at JOIN for Justice’s Siyyum Graduation.  The evening was an incredible gathering to support our graduating 2016 Jewish Organizing Fellows. (Pictured above: the Jewish Organizing Fellows sing the … Read More

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After Orlando, LGBTQ Jews seek more than ‘solidarity’

This piece by Idit Klein (alum of our Jewish Organizing Fellowship’s first class in 1999, and JOIN for Justice board member)  was originally published in Jewish Telegraph Agency.  (Idit Klein is the Executive Director of Keshet.) BOSTON (JTA) — In the wake of the Orlando … Read More

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Will Your Synagogue Be a Club or a Cause?

This piece by Rabbi Joshua Rabin (an alum of JOIN for Justice’s Seminary Leadership Project)  was originally published on eJewish Philantrhopy.  (Photo source: pixabay) I love going to the gym. Each day, I take an hour to get my heart pumping … Read More

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