I write this with great anticipation for our year ahead. JOIN for Justice is the first organization dedicated to providing the skills and tools of organizing to constituencies throughout the Jewish community, so that leaders in institutions across the country can create communities of purpose, focused on action over symbolism. With our transition from the Jewish Organizing Initiative, we have an opportunity to train and mentor thousands of Jewish young adults, seminary students and Jewish communal leaders throughout the country. We can reach our potential only with your support. Please support our work with a generous gift today.
By making a gift to JOIN for Justice, you will enable us to:
- Grow our signature Jewish Organizing Fellowship, a professional training apprenticeship program which provides an opportunity for Jewish young adults to learn how they can bring about the community change they strive for – and how their Jewish identity can help them;
- Train seminary students from all religious movements, through the Seminary Leadership Project, who go on to build stronger and more vibrant congregational communities throughout the country;
- Support synagogues eager to engage in issues of shared concern with other congregational and community institutions;
- Mentor professional and volunteer leaders of Jewish institutions who are eager to develop dynamic communities of meaning and focus ready for the work of transforming themselves and the world around them.
Your support will help us to build a movement of new leaders who, grounded in the Jewish foundations of social justice, are dedicated to fostering social change both within and beyond the Jewish community. Individually and together they are building caring communities committed to a more compassionate world.
Our programs have already trained hundreds of leaders now in positions of leadership around the country. With your partnership and support we can train thousands more.
Karla Van Praag