The Latest from From our Staff

Leadership Transition Announcement

Why I’m So Excited About JOIN for Justice’s Future By Phil Rosenblatt, Board Chair and President Greetings! On behalf of JOIN for Justice, I’m writing to share our Executive Director, Karla Van Praag’s transition plans—and why I’m so excited about … Read More

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Debriefing the GA Win

We all saw history made as two Democrats won in the Georgia Senate runoff election. But there’s a deeper and longer organizing story here. And like we do after any campaign, win or lose, we wanted to take a bit of … Read More

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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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Karla’s Siyyum Welcome: Blessings on Becoming

Below is the welcome that Karla Van Praag, JOIN’s Executive Director, gave at the opening of our 21st Siyyum Graduation about the theme, “Blessings on Becoming.” We were walking back from the library in April, Aitana and I, carrying a … Read More

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Grieving and standing together

“The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.” (Jeremiah 8:20) We are in grief, mourning with others across the country along with the Pittsburgh Tree of Life community. We grieve the loss of 11 precious … Read More

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