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Reflections on Don’t Kvetch, Organize!

Since 2015 JOIN for Justice has run Don’t Kvetch, Organize!, an online course that teaches participants how to make a real difference on the issues they care about by delving deeply into the fundamentals of community organizing. The eight-week course … 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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This is how we’re going to win

This piece was written by Ariel Branz, alumni of ourJewish Organizing Fellowship, class of 2016. I’m reaching out today as a JOIN Fellowship alumna to tell you a story about why I want you to join me in supporting JOIN’s year-end fundraising campaign today.  … Read More

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Siyyum Graduation Opening Remarks by Executive Director, Karla Van Praag

On June 20th, our ten 2015-2016 Jewish Organizing Fellows graduated at our annual Siyyum Graduation. Below is Karla Van Praag’s (Executive Director, JOIN for Justice) opening remarks.  We are in the home stretch in a season of graduations. So, because imitation … Read More

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