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The Value of Relationships as Power: Supporting Organizers and Building Movements

This post originally appeared on Repair Labs. Relationship-building is one of the most important items in a community organizer’s toolbox. Power, for an organizer, is built not though domination, but through fostering relational trust amongst an ever-growing pool of committed and … Read More

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Mentoring Interns

Aliza Kline is the Founding Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim, and a member of the JOIN for Justice Board of Directors. At JOIN, we consider mentorship to be one of the essential aspects of leadership development, which is reflected in … Read More

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Why Interfaith Organizing Matters: Social Change Starts with Values

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Sometimes, as an activist, you look upon the world and think you will never be able to see the changes you seek in your own lifetime. It’s easy to despair, to succumb … Read More

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Endurance + Authority = Power

In between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot which celebrates the Jewish people’s acceptance of the ten commandments, many Jews observe a seven-week period of counting called the Omer. The idea of counting each day represents spiritual preparation and anticipation … Read More

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Ready, Action, Celebrate

Last week was jam-packed and inspired. When I became a Jeremiah Fellow with Bend The Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice in 2011, I didn’t know just how much of a transformative experience it would be.  As we come to the end … Read More

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