The Jeremiah Fellowship was life-changing for me.
▶️ Watch this new video about young Jews organizing for justice.
🗓️ And, join us for an info session on June 2nd.
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I longed for a Jewish community that shared my values and vision for the world — but I wasn’t certain that was possible.
A long journey of saying “yes” led me to a Black Jewish Justice Alliance event in 2019. As I listened to civil rights leaders speak about the Jewish calling towards justice and solidarity, I started crying because I realized it has always been possible. That night an activist named Emily told me about the Jeremiah Fellowship and the kind of organizing their Bend the Arc chapter was doing.
I immediately said yes.
The Jeremiah Fellowship was a powerful, life-changing experience for me — and I want to make sure you know about it so you can apply or help spread the word to the young Jewish adults (ages 22-32) in your life.
Watch our new video to hear more about how the Jeremiah Fellowship impacted me and my peers:
And, RSVP to join our second Jeremiah Fellowship Info Session (back by popular demand!) on Wednesday, June 2 at 4:30pm PT/ 7:30pm ET. You’ll hear how Bend the Arc organizes American Jews to pursue justice, what it's like to be a Jeremiah fellow, and why the fellowship is a transformative Jewish and political experience.
Saying yes to the Jeremiah Fellowship offered me knowledge, tools, and an incredibly special Jewish community to learn and organize alongside in the fight for justice.
Together with my local cohort in Los Angeles, I helped organize a direct action to pressure our Jewish mayor to listen to Black leaders who have fought for years to end support for racist institutions and finally defund the police.
And, through meetings on Zoom as a full cohort, we dove into our country’s history of injustice, and looked to our vibrant Jewish traditions and wisdom to collectively imagine how we might do the work of pursuing justice.
The Jeremiah Fellowship gave me a Jewish community that shares my values and vision for the world, and the tools to organize for that vision.
The Jeremiah Fellowship is so dear to me, and I want all the young Jewish adults yearning for progressive Jewish community to have the powerful experience I did.
Jeremiah Fellowship, 2020
Applications are now open for the 2021 Jeremiah Fellowship!