Bay Area JOC+ Professional Network, Project Shamash
Welcome to the Bay Area Jews of Color+ Professional Network, a community program of Project Shamash. Our community is open to BIPOC individuals who work as staff, volunteer, or serve as board members within Jewish communal organizations. Our network seeks to engage folks who have been marginalized by whiteness either racially or culturally, and strongly and fabulously root themselves in diverse identities including Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian, Sephardi, Mizrachi, Middle Eastern, and more. Being Jewish is not a requirement.

We meet to learn and build on our strengths. We meet to counter the isolation we often feel as the "only one" in the places where we work and to heal through belonging and feeling more fully seen. We meet to celebrate and connect in ways that are fun and joyful for us. We meet to take a break from navigating whiteness in order to find our power on our own terms, while being aware of our unique experiences and proximity to privilege. The content of our meetings varies: some meetings will be social, while others will include guest JOC+ mentors and leaders across the field. We will also offer cutting-edge leadership workshops specific to holding JOC+ identity and power in the places where we work and lead.

We hope that members of our network can experience, and also help us create, a sense of wholeness. This is a participatory group, and we are excited for how you will choose to engage and how you'll shape our group experience.

We are an open network and encourage folks to join on a rolling basis, but we expect that folks who join can commit to our year-long program. Please fill out the form below to apply for our 2022 program, and tell us a bit about yourself so we can attune our programming to meet your interests and hopes.

𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀:
𝘕𝘖𝘛𝘌: 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦. 𝘜𝘯𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘡𝘰𝘰𝘮.
   â€¢ Wednesday, January 26 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00-11:30am
   â€¢ December All-Day Gathering 9:00am-4:00pm (location TBD; will likely be in-person)

𝘉𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘤: 𝘑𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘈𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 — 𝘸𝘦'𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢. ğ˜žğ˜¦'𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘺.
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Email *
Full name *
This program is curated for people living in the Bay Area. Do you live in the Bay Area? *
Contact info: Phone number *
Organization(s) where you work *
Position and role *
How many years have you worked as a professional in the Jewish community? *
What has your overall experience been working in a Jewish institution or organization? (include as many work settings as you'd like) *
What identities most strongly define you? *
What Jewish and non-Jewish communities are you connected to? *
Please rate how connected you feel to Jewish community in the Bay Area (whether that's an organization/synagogue or an informal group of people) 1 = barely connected,  5 = very connected. *
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What aspects of this network most attract you? (Check all that apply) *
Is there anything about your experience being a JOC professional in a Jewish organization that you'd like us to know about as we craft our programming, especially around community, support, and training? *
What might you offer to our community space? We know you've got your own personal superpowers! What do you see yourself leading? Games, storytelling, connecting through singing, learning on a particular skill or teaching you find meaningful? What knowledge can you share? Are you adept at public speaking, social media, pitching ideas, building partnerships, or working with boards? Don't be shy. *
What else are you hoping to gain by joining a JOC+ professionals network? *
What else would you like us to know about you?
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