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“Let’s be bold”: A story of two JOIN trained leaders

Stephanie Blumenkranz is the Assistant Director at the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY), and Julie Sissman is a member of JWFNY’s New York Metropolitan Grants and Advocacy Committees.  JWFNY imagines a world in which all women and girls … Read More

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Like Daughter, Like Mother

Stephanie Kogan, mother of Elana Kogan, took JOIN’s online course, Don’t Kvetch, Organize! in Spring 2016. Elana Kogan is a long-time organizer and creator of the online course. We interviewed Stephanie to learn more about her experience in the course, how … Read More

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Marching With My Rabbi for #BlackLivesMatter

This piece by Helene Cohen Bludman was originally published in Lilith.  Helene is a congregant of Rabbi Beth Kalisch who works at Beth David Reform Congregation of Gladwyne, PA. Rabbi Kalisch is both an alum of JOIN’s Seminary Leadership Project and our Clergy Fellowship.   … 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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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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