The individual who sent you this form is applying to participate in the Jews of Color Organizing Fellowship, a one-year program that combines community organizing training with Jewish study. Fellowship participants work full-time as community organizers in union, neighborhood, and interfaith community organizing placement organizations. During their year of training, Fellows develop their skills as leaders and organizers through Jewish text study and trainings like “How to do a Power Analysis,” “How to Organize an Effective Campaign” and “Developing Strong Leaders.”
The Fellowship is an intense experience. Fellows work with people from a variety of backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. To be successful organizers they need to develop trust and strong working relationships with their leaders and be flexible, strategic, be open to new ideas and constructive criticism, and not shy away from tension.
Please try to describe the applicant as concretely and specifically as possible. References that help us understand both the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant are most helpful. We especially appreciate examples and anecdotes that illustrate your experience with the applicant. Information will not be shared with the applicant but may be sent to prospective employers.
Important: Please submit this recommendation form as soon as possible. Applications are due January 20, 2023, but we will review rolling applications until February 17th.
Thank you in advance for your time and care.
The JOIN for Justice Staff