Author Archives: Helen Bennett

Keep Asking Why: How questions lead to curiosity and breakthrough

by Aliza Kline This article was originally posted by Aliza Kline on e-jewishphilanthropy.com on May 1, 2014. Aliza Kline is a member of JOIN for Justice’s board. This is the season for asking questions – often in groups of four … Read More

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JOINing in to Raise Up Massachusetts

JOIN fellows, alumni and staff braved chilly winds to Raise Up Massachusetts at the State House this morning! Over 400 workers, clergy, parents and organizers crowded the State House steps and met with legislators to call for a raise in the Massachusetts … Read More

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How I Came to Community Organizing: A Testimonial

This article was originally posted by the Rabbinical Assembly on Mar 24, 2014 By Wayne Franklin, Temple Emanu-El, Providence, Rhode Island All I knew about Community Organizing was what I read in Barack Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father. At … Read More

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Kosher For Passover Fair Trade Chocolate. Because We Were Slaves In Egypt.

This article was originally posted in the Sun Sentinel on March 17th, 2014. Jews give out apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah for a sweet new year. On Purim, members of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh in Boca Raton will give each other, family and … Read More

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Sara Luria is building a Mikveh

JOIN alum, Sara Luria,  is building a community mikveh or ritual bath house in New York City “designed so that it meets Jewish people in their lived experience… It’s another Jewish home for people … any transition can be set … Read More

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