JOIN partner and trainer Nahma Nadich share reflections of An American Teshuvah

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How might we approach our teshuvah as American Jews in 2019? How might we pursue justice, knowing that we will never fully attain this elusive goal?  As American and as Jews, how can we set about to achieve what Coates calls a “moral reckoning and spiritual awakening”?

JOIN partner and trainer Nahma Nadich reflects about her trip to the south in this article in the Times of Israel.

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Alum Emilia Diamant on Life After Being A Professional Jew

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Jewish Organizing Fellowship alum Emilia Diamant (’13) shares her reflections on her time as a “Jewish Professional” in relation to her Jewish identity. You can read more here!

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JOF Alum Ari Fertig discusses Jews in the Labor Movement

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“Now is the time for a revitalized labor movement — and Jews have to be a part of it. If Jews are to be true to their values, history, and law, then we must support labor rights for all.”

Check out this opinion piece in The Forward by Ari Fertig, Jewish Organizing Fellowship alum (’12) and new Executive Director of the New England Jewish Labor Committee. You can read more here.

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SLP alum Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter opens new synagogue in South Philly

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“‘Come on in,’ she called to passersby peering through windows and the open door.”

Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter, alum of JOIN’s Seminary Leadership Project, is starting a Modern Orthodox synagogue called South Philadelphia Shtiebel, which the Philadelphia Inquirer featured as part of their “Made in Philly” series. Learn more below about her work!

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JOIN Board Member Rabbi Stephanie Kolin Takes Action Against ICE

Hundreds of American Jews protest against ICE raids at an Amazon store in New York City, August 11, 2019. (Gili Getz)

“While Lander had attended one of the first Never Again Action demonstrations outside an ICE detention facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in July, for Rabbi Stephanie Kolin, who leads the historic Union Temple of Brooklyn, Sunday’s Amazon sit-in was her first with the immigrants’ rights movement. “As a rabbi, as a Jew, as a mom, I feel like I have to be here today,” she said.”

Read the full article in +972 here. 

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