Application Deadline: September 1, 2021 Applicants are interviewed on a rolling basis
Through Achvat Amim’s Justice Fellowship, fellows living in the region participate in a weekly learning program through which they explore history, identity, politics, economics, spirituality, and the interconnections between them. In addition to weekly learning days, fellows participate in sustained volunteer and solidarity work with our Israeli and Palestinian partners.
Critical Learning Process.
In learning sessions, lectures, and participatory activities, we engage with the region, based on the core value of self-determination for all peoples. We build shared knowledge and understanding of the complex reality on the ground and envision our role in the struggle for a society rooted in justice and equality. Achvat Amim approaches learning from a place rooted in identity, and much of the learning is through a Jewish lens. Achvat Amim engages with Jewish history, thought, and culture from a multitude of perspectives. We build a diverse learning community and shared understandings through a focus on racial justice and the intersection of justice struggles in the land.
Over the course of the Justice Fellowship, fellows will take part in designing and leading learning seminars based on the content and material they themselves identify as most integral to justice work as educators/activists.
A taste of some learning days:
Jewishness, Collective Identity, and Power Relations
Environmental Racism, Food Systems, and Justice
Activist Skills Building
Gaza Learning Day: Border Tour, Siege, Resource Distribution, and Advocacy
Policing, Law Enforcement, and the Deadly Exchange
Hebron Tour with Breaking the Silence
As a part of the Justice Fellowship, fellows volunteer with grassroots projects to support and strengthen communities working towards a just world.
Achvat Amim has partnerships with a wide range of human rights, community, and educational organizations. Our volunteer placements are always changing based on the needs of local communities, and the skills our participants are excited to share.
Teaching English afterschool at Beit Safafa Community Center
Seminars are alternating one weekday 4:30p-9:30p and Fridays 8:30a-3:00p, with the addition of an opening and closing seminar taking place on a Thursday evening. Through the application process the alternating weekday is decided in conversation with the availability of the Justice Fellows. The Achvat Amim Justice Fellowship will begin on Thursday, October 7th, and will end on Friday, January 20th.Placements are organized in conversation with the availability of fellows and the needs of our partners, ranging from multiple days a week to once a month. For the final dates of the Justice Fellowship, please see the attached document: