The Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) is an independent, national, trans-denominational organization reaching out to unaffiliated and intermarried families, and helping the organized Jewish community better welcome them in.
Since 1987, JOI has created innovative programs (see below), conducted groundbreaking research, and served as a national training institution for Jewish communal professionals and volunteer leaders.
We have travelled from Maine to Miami, Vancouver to Van Nuys, and many communities in between to share our vision of a more meaningful, accessible, and inclusive Jewish community. JOI’s advocacy efforts include books, op-eds in both the Jewish and secular press, and public presentations and training seminars.
We invite you to find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and read our Daily Blog to stay up to date on efforts toward creating a more welcoming and inclusive North American Jewish community, particularly for intermarried families. And feel free to contact us if we can help you find an entryway into the community, or help your Jewish community better engage all those who would participate.
For more information, please contact Amanda Kaletsky, JOI's Communications Manager at AKaletsky[at]JOI.org