Tzedek Lab Rolling Application
Initiative:
> A multi-racial network of Jewish political education trainers, organizers and spiritual leaders
> established to build collective competency
> to better politicize, transform, and inspire the Jewish community
> into collective action against racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy.
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Purpose:
1. Provide on-the-ground Jewish trainers and organizers with the teaching resources, political analysis, and communal support they need to effectively politicize, transform, and inspire the Jewish community towards accountable action.
2. Connect established and emerging trainers/organizers in personal relationship to allow for cross-pollination, reflection, assessment, and growth.
3. Build the competency of practitioners to move the Jewish community towards accountable, collective action/movement building against institutional white supremacy and white supremacist movements, for the safety and thriving of all people.

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Outcomes:
1. Jewish trainers and organizers have the tools, analysis, and support they need to effectively politicize, transform, and inspire the Jewish community towards collective, accountable action to dismantle racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy.
2. Jewish leaders receive wisdom from each other and build a community of authentic interdependence, trust, reciprocity, and solidarity, that emanates throughout the community and beyond.
3. Jews are better equipped and supported to take on greater individual and institutional risk as part of accountable action.
4. The Jewish community is better educated and organized against institutional white supremacy and white supremacist movements.

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How we are getting started:
1. National Convening -- Convene 50 Jewish trainers and organizers, established and emerging, to share best organizing and training practices, train on effective political education modules, and wrestle productively with the biggest questions facing practitioners in the field today. We will focus particularly on how to support moving people through education to grounded, accountable action.
2. Community of Practice -- Facilitate monthly online gatherings for 6 months and support ongoing hevruta/partner study to deepen learning and wrestle with the toughest challenges of the work.
3. Regional Convenings -- Convene trainers and organizers in regional gatherings to delve deeper into the challenges of the work specific to region, and build on-going local energy, trust, reciprocity, and increasingly interdependent relationships.

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For a full overview of this emerging network - its goals, intentions, and plans - please check out www.thetzedeklab.com

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We are reviewing and accepting applications on a rolling basis.

This application will take about 30 minutes to complete.
About You
First name *
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Last name *
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Email address *
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Phone number *
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City *
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How did you hear about Tzedek Lab? *
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Please list key identities that describe you i.e. race, class, gender, sexual orientation, others: *
We are working to think well about each person as we prepare to build a network for support. Some perspective about identities you hold will help us be able to plan intentionally, with you in mind.
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Your gender pronouns: *
Some common pronouns include they/them/theirs, he/him/his, and she/her/hers.
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Your Work
Please describe your work at the intersections of antisemitism, racism and white supremacy. *
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What roles do you hold in community organizations or movements? *
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How would you describe your primary role in the movement? *
Please choose one
We know our roles shift and fluctuate. Please let us know the time and energy you put towards each type of work.
1 = Not a lot of time and energy 3 = A lot of time and energy
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Organizer
Healer/Spiritual Leader
Political Educator/Trainer
We know our roles shift and fluctuate. Please let us know the time and energy you put towards each type of work.
1 = Not a lot of time and energy 3 = A lot of time and energy
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Organizer
Healer/Spiritual Leader
Political Educator/Trainer
Please briefly describe what draws you to this network. How would connecting with a network be supportive to your work? What expertise or support could you offer?
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Getting Ready to Gather
Regional Convenings

What: To build the foundation of Tzedek Lab as a network that is deeply engaged in local work, we are gathering in groups of leading practitioners rooted in and connected by geography. The goal of building subnetworks in this way (within the national network) is to set up local support between individuals. Regional Convenings allow a culture that embraces small-scale experiments as the model for larger and more lasting transformative change. Intentionally beginning at the smallest or most local unit can be an extremely if not the most generative place for learning how to implement larger scale innovations.

Who: Individuals who attend Regional Convenings are supported in culture-building from those who also attended the National Convening*. In particular, Regional Convening attendees hold the important role of co-creators, which means bringing creativity, compassion, and vision for local network building, committing to being active in communities of practice and a hevruta model.

You will learn about the exact date and location of the Regional Convenings once we receive your application.

*Due to space and a commitment to starting small, learning from how fractals proliferate, 50 individuals from those who applied to Tzedek Lab before May 18th 2018 were invited to a National Convening in September 2018 to begin to seed the network. We worked to bring in diverse geographic representation, identity, primary work areas, and target constituencies for that gathering, intentionally building in links and bridges to the Regional Convenings which will support smooth and efficient cross-pollination and healthy growth. Together, the National and Regional Convenings both serve as the in-person locations that will set the foundation of Tzedek Lab.
What’s the best way you learn in a formal learning environment? *
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What are the thorniest topics you’d want to dig into with this group of practitioners? *
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What is the one take-away you’d want people in the network to leave the convening with? *
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If you are an educator: What is the most pressing question you have for organizers and healers/spiritual leaders? What would you most like to communicate TO organizers and healers/spiritual leaders?
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If you are an organizer: What is the most pressing question you have for educators and spiritual leaders/healers? What would you most like to communicate TO educators and spiritual leaders/healers?
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If you are a healer/spiritual leader: What is the most pressing question you have for educators and organizers? What would you most like to communicate TO educators and organizers?
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What skills are interested in growing or deepening through this network? *
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Learning about your members/constituents/audiences
Approximately, how many people did you teach/organize this year? *
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What level of risk do you feel like your members/audiences are taking? *
No risk at all
Biggest risk a human could take
Who do you primarily work with/ teach? *
Very few Jews
All Jews all the time
Experimentation and Learnings So Far
Please describe a moment(s) when you have wanted to try to move the Jewish community on racism/antisemitism/white supremacy and have been at a loss. What were the conditions? What got in your way? *
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What are some of the key lessons you’ve learned in the last 1-2 years that you feel would be meaningful to share with this network? *
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What are the distinct or short facilitation/organizing tools that you use that you'd be willing to share?
Not a full session but a precise tool! We will be inviting in the expertise of our members at the convening. We may ask a few people to prepare a lesson before the convening or to prepare to share favorite facilitation tools.
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There will be opportunities for sharing spiritual practices throughout the convening. Do you have a practice to share? *
If you answered yes, please describe the spiritual practice you would like to share and why it is meaningful to you:
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If you answered yes, do you have a preference for sharing?
Building in Support
After the convening, we will have support and cross-pollination calls for the following 6 months. When can you take calls? *
Please be specific about which hours on which days. (Example: Weekdays 9-5 are flexible but I can never do Wednesdays 2-5; I can only do evenings 6-10pm but never Tuesdays).
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What support interventions would make the most difference to you, that could come from a network like Tzedek Lab? *
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How would you like to introduce yourself to the rest of the network?
Please provide a short description of yourself that we will share with the rest of the network. This could be a version of your bio, or could be a description of what you’re excited about giving and receiving, or how you spend your days. (This answer will be shared with the other Tzedek Lab members.)
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Conditions and Benefits
Conditions of joining the Tzedek Lab network:
- Resource sharing: Political education resources are shared throughout the group, all resources are always cited to acknowledge individual or organizational authorship.
- High impact/low ego: Commitment to the larger project of politicizing/transforming/inspiring the Jewish community towards collective action against white supremacy.
- Commitment to learning: Minimum of 6 months of learning in hevruta/community, attending regional convening.
- Commitment to praxis: Joining is a commitment to diving into an organizing lab. This means experimenting, putting into action and deepening the quality of the best practices that emerge from our shared learning.
- Practitioners are currently in positions training or organizing within the Jewish community (paid or unpaid).

Benefits to attending convening/joining network:
- Opportunity to be part of strengthening the wider Jewish movement building against racism, antisemitism, institutional white supremacy and white supremacist movements
- Grounding in larger strategy conversation about politicizing and transforming the Jewish community
- Free and accessible leadership/skill/professional development
- Ongoing network of support from leaders in the field
- Comradeship, challenge, accountability, inspiration
I have read the Conditions and am ready to accept them: *
I have read the Benefits and am ready to accept them: *
Wrapping Up
What are you excited about, and what are you nervous about?
Feel free to use this space to share if you have any hesitations about diving in with this group of people - anything about your work, experience, identity, skills, dynamics or otherwise. We are trying to think well about everyone who will be coming together, so if you have a thought on your mind, we're open to hearing it, and we're here for you.
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