New Generations is an open and vibrant community of young professionals, social activists, community leaders, and students in their 20s and 30s who are committed to the work of the New Israel Fund. New Gen provides an opportunity to learn about and engage with the most important issues facing Israel today.
Join us in Toronto and across Canada for events and webcasts about democracy and equality in Israel with leading figures in the field. Or find your voice in a facilitated dialogue or community event designed to foster meaningful, direct conversations about Israel, such as “Love, Hate and the Jewish State.” Other programs include movie screenings, fellowships, and Shabbat dinners where you can break bread and learn about social justice. Here’s what’s coming up this summer:
MNjcc’s Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Jewish Learning Festival, June 8
Join us and our downtown partners at Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Learning Festival. Start the night with our Naomi Chazan Fellow, Sterling Stutz’s presentation,
Check out Sterling’s photos from her NIFC study tour with the Naomi Chazan Fellowship and hear her talk: What is the Cost of a Holy Place?
Sterling will present at 8:30 PM.
More info here
Spotlight on Israel – Shabbat Afternoon Speaker Series. July 6th
Join us for a new shabbat afternoon speaker series! Our next talk will be on July 6th with Naama Baumgarten-Sharon. Her presentation, Tiyul Shel Shabbat: A Visit to Area C, will include pictures, stories, and a discussion about what it’s like in Area C of the West Bank.
More information and registration here.
Naomi Chazan Fellowship – our new fellows will be announced in June!
The Naomi Chazan Fellowship is a year-long program that starts with a subsidized study tour in Israel and the Occupied Territories, from July 14 – 23, 2019. Back home, fellows work to engage Canadian Jews on the issues, participate in leadership seminars and join a global network of young Jewish progressives.
Read about our current Fellows here. Stay tuned for programs and projects initiated by these leaders through June 2019. Our second fellowship begins in June.
For further details on what the Naomi Chazan Fellowship entails, watch the video below or read more here.
What Our Participants Say
“I feel really grateful to the New Israel Fund for giving me the opportunity…to meet all of these inspiring people doing so much for human rights in Israel. I was exposed to many activities, organizations, and ideas about the Israeli reality that weren’t accessible to me through the media, Facebook, or people I meet in my everyday life”
– Racheli Shenhav-Goldberg
“It was inspiring to hear activists younger than us speak confidentially about how they are advocating for socioeconomic justice in their community. Usumain, a Sudanese asylum seeker who fled to Israel at age 14, just finished his Bachelor’s degree. Beyond that, he’s a founding member of the African Students Organization, which supports refugees in accessing higher education.”
– Enbal Singer
Interested in connecting with other young Jews passionate about making Israel a better place? Contact Leah Breslow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-781-4322 ext. 101 for information on our upcoming events or to join our mailing list.