Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!

by Achvat Amim - Solidarity of Nations
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Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Build the Movement: Support Achvat Amim!
Achvat Amim facilitating a Summer Training
Achvat Amim facilitating a Summer Training

Dear Achvat Amim Sustainers and Supporters,

One of Achvat’s greatest strengths is our ability to connect the Movement to the Movement. We know that building longstanding partnerships and investing in critical education is crucial to our work as organizers in Israel-Palestine, and are equally powerful across the Diaspora.

We're gearing up for a Fall Immersive, and our new participants arrive in just a few weeks! In preparation for their arrival, our staff has spent the summer facilitating workshops and reflecting on what it is that we do best.

Earlier this year, one of our participants practiced bridging Movement gaps through shared organizing. Each week, she brought diaspora Jewish activists to the Mothers of Sumud Garden, where they worked the land and cultivate relationships. She also collaborated with Izzeldin, a Palestinian chef in the Old City, to protect and promote Palestinian food, culture, and heritage. Understanding the objectives of her Palestinian partners, she brought the women of the Mothers of Sumud Garden and Chef Izzeldin together. Together, they organized a fundraising event in Al-Tuwani: a dinner in the Mothers of Sumud Garden. The meal, which will happen in a few weeks, will bring together Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills and Jerusalem, Jewish solidarity activists, and other Movement partners.

We cannot do anti-Occupation work in isolation— we do it together. As we prepare to bring new participants deep into this work, we're grateful for your partnership and support. You help us to educate and organize towards self-determination for all peoples in the place they call home.

In care,

Emet Ezell

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Achvat Amim meeting with Antwan Saca
Achvat Amim meeting with Antwan Saca

Last week, Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh was burtally murdered by Israeli snipers.The violence on the ground continues, sprawling in relentless direction.

In Jerusalem, Achvat Amim's continues our education and solidarity work.

Our current participants are in the midst of investigating the ethical and strategic merits and drawbacks of violent and non-violent resistance. Achvat Amim met with Great March of the Return activist, Khalil, from Gaza.

To quote current Acvhat participant, Talya:

"Khalil’s words encapsulated the core concept of sumud (steadfastness). Khalil, who is actively engaged in resistance in Gaza, made a compelling argument for non-violent resistance. "What hurts you also hurts us," he said.

With the framing of non-violent resistance as a tool for regime change, Achvat Amim also headed to Shams Al-Aseel to talk with local activist, Antwan Saca.These heart-felt discussions of solidarity strategies and how to heal a nation in apartheid are crucial to changing the reality on the ground."

We know that these discussions are not just happening here in Israel Palestine, but that they are happening everywhere. To this end, Achvat Amim is committed to bridging the movement for justice and liberation in Israel/Palestine with the movement for justice and liberation in the diaspora.

Achat Amim wants to equip Jewish activists in finding right-sized political action.

Your support directly contributes to our ability to provide scholarships for applicants, making our education and solidarity work possible for Jews of all backgrounds. We're grateful for your support!!

Thanks for the work you're doing to transform the world. We know that this movment takes all of us.

In love, emet

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The last few weeks in Achvat Amim
The last few weeks in Achvat Amim

Dear Achvat Amim Community,


Last week we had an End of Year Alumni call with a couple dozen of our beloved alumni. We are still overwhelmed by the energy and connection that we experienced on that call. We were happy to see so many members of our community all together in one place. If you were on that call, thank you so much for joining us! 

As the end of the year is approaching, we at Achvat Amim are getting ready for our next cohort, starting February 2nd. We are very excited about the group of people who will be joining us for 5-months of critical solidarity work and experiential education. As those of you who were on the call heard, it has been an difficult time for our Palestinian partners with increased settler attacks and state violence. We are grateful for our in

Coming group who will be supporting our Palestinian partners through volunteer placements like shepherding, Storytelling in the South Hebron Hills, and working on  vcfinancially accessible. 

While we prepare for our February 2022 cohort, we are enjoying time with our brilliant, thoughtful, and engaging Justice Fellows. We are in the midst of our second cohort of the Achvat Amim Justice Fellowship, in partnership with Breaking the Silence. The Justice Fellowship is a four-month learning community in Jerusalem where participants explore the complex reality on-the-ground, develop practical skills in community organizing, and engage in solidarity work. 

We would like to thank each one of you for your support of Achvat Amim and for being a part of the Achvat Amim community. 

Wishing you a Happy New Year! 

The Achvat Amim Tzevet (team)
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Your sustainer team making those calls!
Your sustainer team making those calls!

Hi all!

We are in the final two weeks of our cohort with seven unbelievable, resilient, and creative Achvaters. Last week, they met the new cohort of Midreshset Dror, our Israeli sister program modeled after Achvat. This encounter quickly become one of my favorite Achvat moments— the cross-pollination really solidified for the Achvaters that they are part of a larger movement.

In regards to our alumni sustainer's fund, created and run by a group of our alumni, we've had four new monthly donors (yay!). Every single donation means that we can keep doing what we do, building the movement of self-determination for all peoples.

We love you, we need you. Thanks for having our back.

XoXo Alumni Sustainers

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Hi all, 

I am so excited to report that the spring cohort of Achvat Amim has started! After a two-month delay, we have 7 rockstar participants on the ground and ready to get to work! We are in the midst of the opening seminar and orientation week where the new Achvaters are getting to know each other, learning Hebrew and Arabic, and meeting with Achvat’s partners. Soon, we’ll have the opportunity to introduce them to their new city and movement peers. I look forward to keeping you updated once the group gets its footing!

In other news, we just received the wonderful news that every monthly donation made through the Achvat Amim Sustainers Fund will now be matched by one of our supporters. This means a monthly contribution to Achvat Amim will now be DOUBLED! 

This fund has become such an invaluable and critical contribution to Achvat Amim's general sustainability and wellness as a solidarity and civil resistance body, and we are so grateful for our alumni who have built and are sustaining this fund! If you would like to become a sustainer, you can learn more here.

Thanks again for having our back.

With so much love and appreciation,

Dana

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Location: Ramat Efal, Israel - Israel
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