Achvat Amim Participants in the South Hebron Hills
Our goal is to close the gap— fundraising the $45,000 we need Anything we receive beyond that we’ll be donating to one of our Palestinian partners. So far, we’ve raised $27,108.
We’ve still got a ways to go; and yet, we can feel you at our back, cheering us on as we meet this catastrophic moment with all our strength.
While our programming has been suspended, Achvat Amim has been:
Supporting Palestinian partners in the West Bank by volunteering in ongoing solidarity shifts
Housing displaced families from the South in the Achvat Amim apartment
Co-hosting a robust series of webinars alongside Green Olive Tours, CJNV, and All That’s Left in order to bring hundreds into renewed political imagination.
As we continue fighting for the self-determination of all people in the place they call home, I’m reaching out to ask for your tax-deductible donation. Help us close the gap!
Achvat Amim is committed to sharpening our collective political imagination. Your gift allows us to support our Palestinian partners and fortify the next generation of Jewish anti-occupation activists!
As I write this grant report, Achvat Amim Summer Solidarity participants are on a work day in the village of At-Tuwani, helping to restore the Mothers of Sumud Garden.
The village of At-Tawani (located in the Masafer Yatta region of the West Bank) is home to 1,000+ families living under Israeli military occupation. Many of our alumni have spent time there, running the Storytelling Project or meeting wit Awdah in Umm il-Kher..
For decades, this community has been using the tactics of non-violence to resist the occupation, forming a network of solidarity that has promoted and protected their livelihoods and ability to exist on their land.
The Mothers of Sumud Garden has undergone incredible transformation due to Achvat Amim's ongoing support. 200+ trees have been planted and three harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables have been collected. All of the food produced by the garden has been given back to the larger Masafer Yatta community for free.
We are proud of the exchanges taking place between our partners and our participants. When we look at the Mothers of Sumud Garden, we see the transformation and solidarity that our educational program makes possible!
Thank you for supporting this movement of self-determination for all people in the place they call home!
The assaults on Palestinian communities by both settlers and the military in the West Bank continue to increase. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to prevent the government's attempts to destroy checks and balances. It's a moment of powerful activation in Israel-Palestine.
At Achvat Amim, we are asking: How do we sustain the momentum? How do we equip Jewish activists with the resources they need to enact change effectively?
We are currently preparing for a new summer program, trying on a new shape of solidarity. For 5 weeks, participants will dive into experiential education and anti-occupation action, embodying our values of Tikkun Adam and Tikkun Olam.
We continue to pour into our relationships, both with our Palestinian and Israeli partners as well as our participants. This is the heart of our organizing.
We need your financial and spiritual support in this work. Thank you for meeting this moment with us!
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