This is from an email that was sent to the JOIN network on December 31.
JOIN for Justice is building a powerful field of Jewish leaders capable of effectively organizing for justice, both inside and outside Jewish communities in the US. We organize because, in the words of Emma Lazarus, “Until we are all free, we are none of us free” – our destinies are bound up as one.
What does this look like?
It looks like our Jewish Organizing Fellowship alums showing up for immigration justice across the country through Never Again Action and other local solidarity direct actions.
(Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe)
It’s creating spaces for our Clergy network to come together to discuss anti-semitism, white nationalism, and white supremacy; how to work across lines of difference within and outside the Jewish community; and how to organize politically diverse congregations.
It’s creating opportunities like the Empower Fellowship and the Jews of Color cohort of our online course to provide leadership opportunities and spaces for Jews with marginalized identities to deepen their powerful organizing skills.
It’s JOIN-trained clergy being a moral and powerful voice on preventing gun violence in New Jersey.
As we close the fiscal year, we invite you once again to cast your lot with our widening network of Jewish social justice leaders. Please consider an end-of-year gift to JOIN for Justice today.
Give your end-of-year gift today!
Karla Van Praag
Executive Director, JOIN for Justice