Tag Archives: Organizing

Dylan Kaufman-Obstler’s 5th Graders Get Locked Out of Burger King

We’re proud of current JOIN Fellow, Dylan Kaufman-Obstler, and the 5th grade class at the Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice! On Sunday, January 12th, Workmen’s Circle fifth-grade students became the newest champions in the fight for … Read More

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On Bridging the Gap

By Rabbi Elan Babchuck, alum of the Seminary Leadership Project, rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Providence, Rhode Island, and former community organizer in LA. Rabbi Babchuck reflects on the profound potential of the community organizing training JOIN for Justice led for 43 Conservative … Read More

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The BackStory: Allegra Stout’s Organizing Journey

Welcome to The BackStory, a peek into JOIN’s Jewish Organizer Network. The BackStory introduces members of the passionate and creative network of people who are using JOIN’s community organizing tools to make social change and work for justice. Let’s get … Read More

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Why Interfaith Organizing Matters: Social Change Starts with Values

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Sometimes, as an activist, you look upon the world and think you will never be able to see the changes you seek in your own lifetime. It’s easy to despair, to succumb … Read More

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Organizing, Fundraising, and JOIN’s National Summit

Originally posted in Global Voices.  What exactly is “organizing”? It’s a term people are using a lot more these days. From Wall Street to Tahrir Square, people are organizing for different kinds of change. But the idea of organizing from … Read More

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Orientation Retreat Voter Registration Drive

To start off their Community Organizing Fellowship year, the new Fellows participate in a 5 day long orientation retreat. This year, they took action together and were part of a a voter registration drive with the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee … Read More

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Importance of alumnus work highlighted in New York Times

Dan Gelbtuch (JOI 07-08) and the teens he works with as part of Youth Force at the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation have been working hard on the issue of youth jobs for months.   Click here to read recent coverage … Read More

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Alumni Organize Interfaith Efforts in Foreclosure Crisis

As this article shows, members of interfaith organizing efforts in Boston are having a national impact as they fight not just to save their own houses but to make sure that policies are put in place to prevent foreclosure on … Read More

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