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Global Activism Fellowship

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Do you care about equality, human rights, and ending the occupation? Join us on a one-of-a-kind trip to Israel and the occupied territories.

For the third-year running, the New Israel Fund (NIF) will be leading a one-of-a-kind trip to Israel and the occupied territories from July 14 – 23, 2019 to meet activists on-the-ground and learn about these issues in-depth and we want you to join us!

On the trip, you can expect to:

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Connect with leading Israeli and Palestinian activists and learn about how various human rights and social justice struggles intersect

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Meet with Mizrahi activists fighting racism against their community

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Meet Palestinians in the West Bank and hear directly about their experience living under occupation – while also learning about Israeli human rights organizations who work to end it

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Delve into social justice issues, like the struggle for the rights of African asylum seekers, the fight for public housing and against gentrification, and more

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Get an up-close look at the reality of East Jerusalem and visit an unrecognized Bedouin village

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Learn about the assaults on Israeli democracy and meet the activists working to preserve it

This trip is a great opportunity to learn alongside peers and friends (ages 21 – 35). NIF is based on the simple idea that those of us who share a commitment to Israel and to progressive values can join together to work for equality, freedom, and human rights. You will join a global cohort of participants from the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia, who will have the opportunity to connect with each other and with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on the ground.

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Following the trip, participants will have the opportunity to engage in ongoing learning about the issues they encountered on the trip, continue to connect with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and NIF grantees, and will commit to developing projects together that build support for the issues they care about. They will also continue to interact as a cohort – the beginnings of a network of young Jewish progressives around the world.

The program is subsidized by generous donors in the NIF community. All “on-the-ground” costs – your accommodation and most meals – will be covered by NIF. If selected, participants are responsible for purchasing their own airfare and travel insurance.

For more details, contact Jacob Levkowicz at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The times are changing. More and more young Jews are demanding that when they visit Israel on organized trips, they encounter the complex realities, including the occupation, that are central to understanding Israel today.

Showing these realities to young people isn’t new for NIF. It’s baked into our DNA.

We understand that young people are eager to engage with an Israel that isn’t whitewashed or sanitized. That’s because they’re asking the same questions about fairness, equal rights, and social justice in Israel that they ask at home. They’re eager to build relationships with their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts on the basis of shared values, and they’re eager to work alongside the activists and leaders advancing human rights, equality, and justice.

The trip will take place from July 14-23, 2019. You should expect to be in Israel to start the trip on the morning of July 14. The trip will end after a full day on July 23.

The program is for young adults (ages 21–35) who are able to demonstrate leadership experience, a commitment to NIF’s vision and values, and skills or professional expertise that they are interested in developing and applying to advance a just, equal, democratic, and pluralistic Israel.

No previous participation in NIF events or within the NewGen community is required.

Participants will include other small cohorts from NIF’s affiliate regions in Canada, U.K., and Australia.

As mentioned, following the trip and throughout the year participants will be asked to take action in their local communities with NIF. Participants will commit to taking part in ongoing learning opportunities throughout the year and developing projects together that build support for the issues they care about. These can include hosting NIF grantees and speakers, community events, giving circles, and Shabbat dinners. We are looking forward to seeing our participants become NIF ambassadors in the broader community, “speaking out” on issues related to NIF’s work, such as social justice, human rights, religious freedom, and shared society in Israel.

First-hand experience and in-depth knowledge of NIF’s issue areas, grantees, and projects throughout Israel

  • An opportunity to play a role in advancing positive social change in Israel
     
  • Opportunities to meet and build relationships with Israeli and Palestinian activists and leaders from the human rights and social change community
     
  • Networking opportunities to forge connections and partnerships with Israeli, Palestinian, and international peers and leaders, and to join an international community of like-minded activists
     
  • Platforms for leadership and speaking opportunities within the American Jewish community and NIF’s networks
     

The program is open to outstanding people, ages 21-35, who can demonstrate the following:

  • Active engagement with Israel, preferably including having traveled to Israel previously and possessing a solid understanding of the issues affecting Israeli society
     
  • Skills and experience in leadership and activism, and a keen interest in applying these within the American Jewish community
     
  • Professional and/or voluntary experience relevant to the planning and execution of effective activities in areas such as fundraising, communications, and community organizing
     
  • A strong affinity for NIF’s values and mission, and a desire and ability to act as ambassadors for NIF
     

  • STEP ONE
    Fill in the application form below by April 18, 2019.
     
  • STEP TWO
    If your initial application is accepted, we will invite you to interview in the two weeks after April 28, 2019.
     
  • STEP THREE
    We will notify applicants who have been accepted during the week of May 12, 2019.

 

Apply for NIF’s Global Activism Fellowship

The application deadline for NIF's 2019-2020 Global Activism Fellowship has passed. For questions or more information, please contact Jacob Levkowicz at [email protected]