Concerns over rising antisemitism globally, and the feeling that some in the progressive movement don't understand or support Jewish national self-determination in Israel, have understandably elevated fear in the American Jewish community.
Named after the Hebrew word which means "to hear" or "listen", Project Shema offers a series of educational trainings and workshops designed to help the American Jewish community better engage the American progressive movement on issues of core concern, like Israel and antisemitism. We also offer trainings to help the community better understand systemic racism and how to engage as allies in the fight for justice.
Project Shema seeks to help Jewish organizations and advocates build stronger bonds of trust between our Jewish community and members of the progressive movement. For organization's seeking longer-term support, Project Shema also offers ongoing consulting services to support advocacy and civic engagement across lines of difference, with an emphasis on helping Jewish organizations engage meaningfully in movements for justice with consideration for the Jewish community's legitimate concerns around antisemitism and anti-Zionism.