Karla Van Praag
Karla Van Praag is the founding Executive Director of JOIN for Justice: the Jewish Organizing Institute and Network, a national institution devoted to “building a powerful field of Jewish leaders capable of effectively organizing for justice, both inside and outside Jewish communities in the US.” Since 2012, JOIN has trained over 6000 changemakers across the United States in its various online and in person programs. She has substantial experience in synagogue organizing, leadership development, and youth development in Washington, DC and Boston. Karla holds a graduate degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Public Service Fellow, and is a graduate of Wesleyan University. She currently serves as a Board Member at Real Food Generation, and is on the leadership team of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a network of American Jewish social justice organizations that aligns the Jewish social justice field.