Joy Friedman

Joy Friedman has a decade of experience as a community organizer, winning campaigns for affordable health care, access to capital, immigration reform, and environmental policy. Currently, she is Senior Organizer for Just Congregations, a strategy of the Union for Reform Judaism, where she engages leading rabbis across the nation in lobbying legislators to pass comprehensive immigration reform and partnering in broad coalition to lower the rate of unjust deportations of undocumented immigrants. Joy worked for several years with the Kansas City affiliate of the PICO National Network to recruit new dues-paying, interfaith partners and to launch an alternative loan product for low-income borrowers. She has provided training and delivered presentations on community organizing principles and practices to interfaith, labor, and civic community leaders all over the country. A cum laude graduate of Carleton College, Joy was selected to participate in the Leading Change program at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Jewish Funds for Justice’s Selah development seminars.


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