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

ROAR! participants around the country.

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 launched 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.  In partnership with local and national social justice groups – JOIN has already trained over 750 participants in 18 cities through this initiative.

*Stay tuned for upcoming trainings:*

How can I get involved?

Interested in attending a training? Sign up here and we’ll be in touch with news and updates.

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.

Past trainings:

CA: Bay Area – Sunday, May 7
CA: Los Angeles – Sunday, June 4
CA: Orange County – Sunday, June 11
FL: Miami – Sunday, June 4
LA: New Orleans – Sunday, June 11
MA: Boston – Sunday, June 11
MA: Northampton – Sunday, March 5
MI: Detroit – Sunday, June 25
MD: Baltimore – Thursday, March 9
MO: Kansas City – Sunday, April 23
MO: St. Louis – Sunday, June 4
NC: Charlotte  – Sunday, July 23
NC: Durham – Monday, July 24
NJ: New Brunswick – June 11
NY: New York City – Sunday, June 25
PA: Philadelphia – Sunday, February 26
PA: Pittsburgh – Sunday, May 28
TX: Dallas – Sunday, June 25
GA: Atlanta – Sunday, October 29

We are grateful to our partner organizations that help make ROAR! possible. These include:

Lead Partners:

Thanks to our co-sponsors in one or more cities. Our co-sponsor list is still in formation. Please email to learn about co-sponsorship and with any other questions.