The Latest from Thinking Out Loud

Paid Family Leave: Using our Faith and Courage to Reflect Jewish Values

JOIN for Justice’s Clergy Organizer Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay recently co-authored an excellent piece on the importance of paid family leave as an equitable policy, “What Do We Need? Paid Family Leave. When Do We Need It? Now!” Read an excerpt … Read More

Posted in From our Staff, Thinking Out Loud | Comments Off on Paid Family Leave: Using our Faith and Courage to Reflect Jewish Values

Reconnecting to Climate Change as a People’s Movement

One of the major progressive events of 2014 was the powerful gathering of over 400,000 people calling for action around climate change in New York City. Jewish Organizing Fellow alum Davida Ginsberg was there, and she recently reflected on her … Read More

Posted in Alumni At Large, From the Field, General, Success Stories, Thinking Out Loud | Comments Off on Reconnecting to Climate Change as a People’s Movement

Keep Asking Why: How questions lead to curiosity and breakthrough

by Aliza Kline This article was originally posted by Aliza Kline on e-jewishphilanthropy.com on May 1, 2014. Aliza Kline is a member of JOIN for Justice’s board. This is the season for asking questions – often in groups of four … Read More

Posted in From the Field, General, Thinking Out Loud | Comments Off on Keep Asking Why: How questions lead to curiosity and breakthrough

Growing a Garden, Seeding a Movement

By Davida Ginsberg This article was originally posted on The Jew and the Carrot on February 19th 2014. Davida Ginsberg is a Boston-based community organizer and food justice activist. She is an alum of the JOIN for Justice Jewish Organizing … Read More

Posted in Alumni At Large, From the Field, General, Success Stories, Thinking Out Loud | Comments Off on Growing a Garden, Seeding a Movement

Building Blessing Muscle

By Ilana Lerman This piece was originally posted on Ritualwell.org.   It feels like a superpower: to know how to stop time, command presence with another being, and articulate the gift that says, “I see and love you. Keep going.” It’s … Read More

Posted in Alumni At Large, From the Field, Success Stories, Thinking Out Loud | Comments Off on Building Blessing Muscle