The Community Organizing Boot Camp will consist of three intensive evening trainings taught by experienced organizers that will provide participants with the real-world skills to effectively organize within the Jewish Community and with other like-minded partners from across faith communities. The longer term goal is to create a strong network of leaders from this cohort who will partner with each other's organizations in the future around to create strategic coalitions and solve pressing social issues across New York City.


1.      Coalition Building & Cultural Competency, Monday, June 12th from 6-9pm

The first session will train participants on how to build and sustain effective coalitions and partnerships around issues that are important to their local communities using a culturally competent framework.

This training will be led by Rabbi Bob Kaplan and Dori Zofan, Director & Assistant Director of the Center for Community Leaderships at the Jewish Community Relations Council.


2.      Community Organizing ABC’s, Monday, June 19th from 6-9pm

The second session will provide participants with the core skills that one needs to know as a community organizer, such as how to connect with other individuals and organizations to multiply their power.  

The training will be led by Mike Stanley and Winston Lofton of Manhattan Together, a part of Industrial Areas Foundation, who have a proven track record of helping new faith-based community leaders develop and take a more active role in their communities to solve city-wide issues and create change.


3.      How to Launch a Campaign, Monday, June 26th from 6-9pm

 The third session will be led by Jeannie Appleman of the Jewish Organizing Institute and Network for Justice (JOIN for Justice),  which works to build the capacity of Jewish leaders and organizations to effectively play a role in the social justice struggles of our local communities and country.

The session will also be led by the founders of the Women’s March Alliance, Katherine Siemionko and Joanne Tzanis, who will use the Women’s March as a case study and share how they took it from a concept and turned it into a reality that mobilized millions of New Yorkers into taking action.