Joy Friedman

Joy Friedman is the director of organizing at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.



Leading the Way Toward Justice in St. Louis

Joy Friedman
Jacob Kraus-Preminger
September 20, 2017
In the aftermath of last Friday’s (September 15) verdict that found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, spoke to Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO. This community’s actions over the past several days and the past several years serve as one example of how we can act on our values in a meaningful and relevant way. To explore more ways that your congregation can act for racial justice, visit the RAC’s Urgency of Now resource center.

Teens Connect to Judaism Through Justice

Joy Friedman
Annabelle Hanflig
Rabbi Greg Litcofsky
Rabbi Michael Namath
January 4, 2013
Every year, nearly 2,000 high school-aged Reform Jewish students participate in the Religious Action Center's L'Taken Seminar in Washington, D.C. At the beginning of December, Rabbi Greg Litcofsky, took the confirmation class at his congregation, Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, to Washington D.C. to participate in the L’taken Seminar. The program is designed to expose students to a variety of public policy issues, explore the Jewish values surrounding these issues and teach the skills of an effective advocate. Below, Rabbi Litcofsky and one of Temple Emanu-El’s students, Annabelle Hanflig, reflect on their experience.