Joy Friedman is the Lead Organizer of the URJ's Campaign for Youth Engagement. She has extensive experience as a community organizer working with synagogues and churches, as individual institutions and collectively, to pursue social justice. As Synagogue Organizer for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, Joy founded and coordinated the first teen organizing effort across multiple synagogues in the Boston area. She has provided training on community organizing principles and practices to synagogue and church members in the Boston, Detroit and Kansas City regions. Joy worked for several years with the Kansas City affiliate of the PICO National Network to mentor clergy, lay leadership, and staff in the Kansas City area on influencing legislation, developing and enhancing their communities, and supporting collaboration among diverse communities around common interests. 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.