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A late-night argument with my husband about hope

A message from our Executive Director, Karla Van Praag. It was late Sunday night, after all the kids were finally asleep and the school lunches had been made. It was that moment you look forward all day, the moment you … Read More

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Lessons for Rosh Hashannah From My 6-Year-Old’s Swimming Lessons

A Rosh Hashannah greeting from our Executive Director, Karla Van Praag.   Remember the breaststroke? Glide. Pull. Kick. Breathe. My six-year-old daughter learned it this summer. Well, sort of. She’s got all of the components down, but she keeps taking … Read More

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Welcoming Words from Karla Van Praag

On June 22, over 150 people gathered to celebrate with the 14 Fellows at JOIN for Justice’s Siyyum (Graduation).  The evening was an incredible gathering to support our graduating 2015 Jewish Organizing Fellows.  Below are JOIN’s Executive Director Karla Van Praag’s … Read More

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Paid Family Leave: Using our Faith and Courage to Reflect Jewish Values

JOIN for Justice’s Clergy Organizer Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay recently co-authored an excellent piece on the importance of paid family leave as an equitable policy, “What Do We Need? Paid Family Leave. When Do We Need It? Now!” Read an excerpt … Read More

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SHIFT: An Evening of Stories

JOIN for Justice Board member Terry Yoffie hosted a fun and unique evening of storytelling and community at her lovely home in early June. Playing off the theme of “shift,” storytellers—The Red Tent author Anita Diamant and her daughter, JOIN alumna … Read More

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