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Redefining “Rabbi” in Rockland County

Rabbi Adam Baldachin, Seminary Leadership Project alum, wrote on eJewish Philanthropy this morning about his work organizing for justice in the East Ramapo School District.  His piece is excerpted below, and you can read the full piece here.   As rabbis, … Read More

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Local Fish, University Dining Halls, and the Power of the JOIN Network

“When I started my JOIN placement at the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance a year ago, I thought I’d be on my own up in Gloucester organizing fishermen, not in the middle of a web of JOINiks,” says recent JOIN alumna … Read More

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In Our Interest: An Interview with Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay

In November, at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s 2015 Convention, JOIN for Justice will launch an initiative to train clergy and synagogue lay leaders jointly in community organizing skills. Seminary Project alumna and former staff member Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay was … Read More

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The Leopard In Our Sanctuary: a Yom Kippur Sermon from Rabbi Jonah Pesner

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, a JOIN for Justice board member and the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, delivered this sermon at Temple Israel on Yom Kippur in 2004. The words remain a powerful and timely call to … Read More

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Lessons for Rosh Hashannah From My 6-Year-Old’s Swimming Lessons

A Rosh Hashannah greeting from our Executive Director, Karla Van Praag.   Remember the breaststroke? Glide. Pull. Kick. Breathe. My six-year-old daughter learned it this summer. Well, sort of. She’s got all of the components down, but she keeps taking … Read More

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