Jeannie Appleman is Senior Trainer and Organizer for JOIN for Justice. Jeannie has been organizing and training in different models since 1987. She, and colleagues Meir Lakein, and Rabbis Stephanie Kolin and Noah Farkas, co-founded the first organizing and leadership training for Rabbis, Cantors, and Religious educators in the seminaries of all four movements of Judaism in 2005. She has trained thousands of lay leaders, and hundreds of Rabbis. She is a co-author with Meir Lakein of Creating Covenantal Communities: Building Relationships, Developing leaders and Taking Action, in the Journal of American Jewish University's Ziegler School of Rabbinics. They have an upcoming article this summer in the Reform movement's Journal of CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis). Jeannie also published Developing Rabbinic Leadership: New Measures for Success in Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas.