2023 Cutting Edge Grant

Field of Interest:
Combatting Antisemitism, Israel Advocacy, Jewish Life & Engagement
Program Name:
Los Angeles Zioness Fellowship Program
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
Grant Website
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To launch the Los Angeles Zioness Fellowship Program that will train dozens of Jewish participants to organize for social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice as Zionists, while also growing Zioness's LA presence. The program aims to build a strong and vibrant community of progressive Zionists in LA who are welcomed and included in progressive spaces.

The Zioness team is thrilled to launch our inaugural Los Angeles-based Fellowship program, thanks to the generous support of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. This incredible investment will help us build and grow our local grassroots organizing program and chapter; recruiting new Zionesses (activists who are both progressive and Zionist) in all corners of our city; training Angelinos to organize to advance social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice, as Zionists, in coalition with non-Jewish partners, empowering them to confront antisemitism and anti-Zionism anywhere it may present itself; and providing a welcoming community and activist home for a constituency that for far too long has felt politically homeless. Now more than ever, we must stand proudly as the progressives and Zionists that we are - the future of our movement counts on it.

Nick Canfield
VP of Organizing