ROAR! A Jewish Leadership Training for Resistance, Organizing, Action, and Resilience

We are facing a unique historical moment. Many Jews across the country feel that their core values are under assault, or feel directly at risk, and want to take action. Whatever we do must be able to be sustained, must build power as opposed to drain us, and have an impact whenever possible. But how? How do we make a difference, not just a statement? How do we channel the energy to act in this moment towards developing campaigns that make real change? How do we stand for civil society by working with other communities rather than reinforcing the barriers that so often exist?

JOIN for Justice is excited to announce we are launching a new initiative this Spring, ROAR! Resistance, Organizing, Action, and Resilience. This initiative will host trainings across the country so we in the Jewish community can take effective and impactful action.  Through the wisdom of community organizing, our ROAR training will explore campaign development and the cycle of campaigns that progress, step by step, to build power and have the greatest possible impact. We will explore how to work across lines of difference, how to find strength and resilience to allow us to work for justice long-term, and how Jewish wisdom can guide us and ground us in this moment.

This is a great opportunity for those both new and more experienced in social justice work to come together to participate in community organizing training, and plan for how you want to take action in the coming years.  Throughout April, May, and June, JOIN – in partnership with local and national social justice groups – will deliver in-person ROAR trainings in 15-20 cities around the country (see below for more information).

How can I get involved?

Interested in attending a training? You can register for trainings below, and please check back regularly as we are still adding more cities over the next few weeks! If you don’t see your city below and want to stay updated, you can sign up and we’ll be in touch if we are coming to your city.

Are you a part of a social justice organization that would like to sponsor us in your city? For more information about hosting, or for general inquiries, please reach out to to learn more.

Upcoming Trainings:

(Stay tuned for dates and registration in the following cities – you can sign up here to stay posted!):
CA: Bay Area – Sunday, May 7 from 9AM-5PM. Register here!
CA: Los Angeles
DC: Washington
FL: Miami – Sunday, June 4 from 9AM-5PM. Register here!
GA: Atlanta
LA: New Orleans – Sunday, June 11 from 9AM-5PM. Register here!
MI: Detroit – Sunday, June 25 from 9:30AM-5:30PM. Register here!
MO: Kansas City –  Sunday, April 23 from 9AM-5PM. Register here!
MO: St. Louis – Sunday, June 4 from 9AM-5PM. Register here!
NC: Charlotte
NJ: Montclair
NY: New York City
OH: Columbus
PA: Philadelphia
PA: Pittsburgh – Sunday, May 28 from 9AM-5PM. Register here!
TX: Dallas

We are grateful to our partner organizations that help make ROAR! possible. These currently include (list in formation):

Lead Partners:

  • Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
  • The National Council of Jewish Women

Our co-sponsor list is still in formation. Please email to learn about co-sponsorship and with any other questions.