JOIN for Justice is delighted to invite Jewish communities across the country to join us in our groundbreaking Online Institute, a virtual space where Jews across the country can learn organizing through various online opportunities. We launched with our first online course, Don’t Kvetch, Organize! in the Fall of 2015, and received an enormously positive response from the participants in the course. In Spring 2016 the Online Institute will again offer Don’t Kvetch, Organize! aimed particularly at volunteer leaders who are inspired by their Jewish identity to have a real and meaningful impact on the issues they care most about.
JOIN’s Online Institute provides a virtual space where Jews across the country can learn about how we can move from feeling overwhelmed and powerless in changing how things work in our communities and society to understanding how we can strategically join with others to act effectively on our values—and do something that really matters.
Don’t Kvetch, Organize! is guided by master trainers and instructors. Participants we will examine different ways that community organizing has been used to build a more just world for all and how our Jewish tradition and history inform our own commitments and approaches to acting for justice. These master teachers include, among others:
- Marshall Ganz: social movement legend, world-renowned thought leader, Harvard educator
- Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
- Heather Booth, nationally recognized and long-time civil rights organizer
- Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service
For more information, contact Elana Kogan, Director of Organizing Educational Courses by email or by phone at 617-350-9994 x 206.