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The BackStory: Allegra Stout’s Organizing Journey

Welcome to The BackStory, a peek into JOIN’s Jewish Organizer Network. The BackStory introduces members of the passionate and creative network of people who are using JOIN’s community organizing tools to make social change and work for justice. Let’s get … Read More

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Alumna Makes the News Organizing for Change in Philly

Alumnae Cecily Harwitt, Liz Manlin and Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann have been hard at work organizing congregants in Philadelphia to stand up and demand a living wage for workers at Philadelphia International Airport and a more democratic and transparent school system … Read More

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Building Jewish Power in Philadelphia

Two months ago, a story was posted on this website about alumna Cecily Harwitt working through POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild) to build Jewish power in the Philadelphia area and bring more synagogues into the larger broad-based … Read More

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Power, Privilege, and Identities (Matter)!

Why do I organize? Is there something that links my Jewish identity or the larger Jewish community to organizing for justice? How can Jews come together to organize around shared values? Working as a community organizer both within Jewish and … 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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