Dear Referee,


The individual who sent you this form is applying to participate in the Jewish Organizing Fellowship, a one-year program that combines community organizing training with Jewish study. Fellowship participants work full-time as community organizers in union, neighborhood, and interfaith community organizing placement organizations. During their year of training, Fellows develop their skills as leaders and organizers through Jewish text study and trainings like “How to do a Power Analysis,” “How to Organize an Effective Campaign” and “Developing Strong Leaders.”


The Fellowship is an intense experience. Participants work with people from a variety of backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. To be successful organizers they need to develop trust and strong working relationships with their leaders and be flexible, strategic, be open to new ideas and constructive criticism, and not shy away from tension. 


Please try to describe the applicant as concretely and specifically as possible. References that help us understand both the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant are most helpful. We especially appreciate examples and anecdotes that illustrate your experience with the applicant. Information will not be shared with the applicant but may be sent to prospective employers.  


Important:  Please submit this recommendation form as soon as possible. The Early Application Deadline is February 2, 2020. Regular Application Deadline is March 1, 2020.


Thank you in advance for your time and care.


The JOIN for Justice Staff

Question Title

* 1. Referee Name

Question Title

* 2. Title

Question Title

* 3. Organization

Question Title

* 4. Organization Address

Question Title

* 5. Phone Number

Question Title

* 6. Email Address

Question Title

* 7. Applicant Name

Question Title

* 8. For how long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?

Question Title

* 9. What are the first three adjectives that come to mind to describe this person? Please explain (50-200 words suggested).

Question Title

* 10. How well do you feel the applicants adapts to challenging environments and relationships? Please give concrete examples (50-200 words suggested).

Question Title

* 11. What do you think might pose a challenge to the applicant in a program like Jewish Organizing Fellowship? (50-200 words suggested)

Question Title

* 12. If you would like to provide any other relevant information about the applicant, please do so here.

Question Title

* 13. Please rate the applicant with respect to the following traits:

  Exceptional Very Good Good Fair
Intellectual Ability
Emotional Maturity
Flexibility
Dependability
Inter-Personal Skills
Strategic Thinking Skills
Openness to Feedback

Question Title

* 14. Please explain any "Good" or "Fair" ratings you gave in Question 13:

Question Title

* 15. Overall Recommendation

Thank you for serving as a JOIN reference.

If you have any questions, please contact Jihelah Greenwald at applications@joinforjustice.org or (617)350-9994 x 208.


T