Apply to Become a Placement Organization

JOIN is currently seeking dynamic social justice organizations to partner with us by hosting a Jewish Organizing Fellow in the 2019-2020 academic year. Past and current partners include unions, issue-based organizations, Community Development Corporations, neighborhood organizations, and broad-based or interfaith organizations.

Deadline to apply to be a Placement Organization is April 8, 2019.

This year, we have two exciting new opportunities for prospective Placement organizations:

  1. This year we are launching the Empower Fellowship, a new track within the Jewish Organizing Fellowship for Jews with disabilities and their employers. In addition to the general fellowship programming, they will also participate in trainings to support their leadership as Jewish organizers with disabilities. Empower Fellows’ placements may include organizations both within and beyond the disability community.
  2. We also have more funding available this year to support Placements in hiring fellows, ranging from $1,000-20,000, to make the opportunity to host a fellow more accessible to organizations. You can learn more about the funding here and in the application.  

Why host a Jewish Organizing Fellow? The Rev. Liz Steinhauser, Senior Director of Youth Programs at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, has partnered with JOIN for Justice for 9 years and counting, hiring Jewish Organizing Fellows and alumni as community organizers. Hear about her experience working with JOIN Organizing Fellows in the video above.

If you may be hiring for a position that uses community organizing skills in the next 6 or so months, this partnership can support you in identifying and developing talented leaders for your organization. Please be in touch with Tali Smookler if you are interested in exploring this opportunity further. You can reach her by email at or at 617-350-9994 ext. 203, and learn more here.

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