JOIN FOR JUSTICE
October 26, 2009
I am currently a fellow with JOI. Even before I started my fellowship year, I saw how JOI had created a network of progressive young Jews working for change and I wanted to be a part of it. The JOI program is even better than I ever imagined. I loved school and attended a great University (Wesleyan) but the intentional learning community created by JOI far exceeds these past educational experiences. It's shocking to realize how much I've learned and grown in just a few weeks of JOI. Not only have I made progress as an organizer, but JOI really opened my eyes to a way practice Judaism meaningfully, something which I hadn't even realized I was missing. The only major change I would make to JOI is that it should be bigger and in more places. I know they have the desire and ability to make that leap, if they can just find the funding.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
expand to more cities and revive the wonderful Jewish tradition of activism and working for civil rights and social justice on a national scale.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I am a current fellow in the program. I attend weekly training sessions and do readings and reflections outside of our.