Community organizing means developing leaders and bringing people together to form powerful organizations that allow people to act on their own behalf to make systemic changes in their lives.
Community organizers are people who want to stir things up to motivate people to act for change, who embrace challenge, and who think strategically about power.
The Boston based, Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI) builds a vibrant, pluralistic community of Jewish young adults who learn grassroots community organizing, explore their Jewish identity together, and become leaders in the pursuit of social justice. The JOI year-long paid fellowship program is a source of Jewish community, intellectual stimulation, mentorship, and professional networking. Over the last decade, JOI has built a network of over 100 alum and countless mentors and trainers from the Jewish community and beyond.
Now JOI is looking for fellows who have the aptitude and the appetite to become excellent organizers, who are committed to pursuing social justice professionally, and who are looking to build progressive community in a Jewish context. In addition to work experience, JOI is about building a unique and genuine community of peers, committed to intertwining their Jewish identity with their work for social justice.
For more information, contact Program Director Catherine Bell at [email protected]
updated February 14th: for more on JOI read today’s Jewish Advocate article, JOI marks 10 years of working for change in Greater Boston