Author Archives: JOIN for Justice

Reflections on Selah

I spent the first full week of the year with 23 other Jewish people of color at a retreat in the deserts of Southern California. It was the biggest gathering of JOCs (Jews of Color) that I had ever been … Read More

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A Year in Review: 2019

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 … Read More

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Why I’m proud to work at JOIN

This letter from JOIN for Justice Executive Director Karla Van Praag was shared this December with the JOIN network.  JOIN for Justice’s mission: Build a powerful field of Jewish leaders capable of effectively organizing for justice, both inside and outside Jewish … Read More

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What I’ve learned from JOIN

When I was recently asked to do a community organizing training about one-to-ones for a Jewish organization, I was both enthusiastic and apprehensive. I knew a bit about the organization, but did not have a great sense of who would … Read More

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“There’s nothing better than this course for synagogue leaders.”

Dru Greenwood lives in Massachusetts, and signed up for the 2019 course Don’t Kvetch, Organize! to support her work at Temple Israel and with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. JOIN talked with Dru a few weeks after the course ended … Read More

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