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Apply Today to Be an Access to Power Fellow!

There’s just one week left to apply for the Access to Power Fellowship, the new virtual seven-month organizing fellowship for Jewish young adults with disabilities (ages 20-39). It might be hard right now to think beyond the coming week, but we know that supporting our disabled leaders–with skills, with analysis, with spiritual grounding, with community–will be crucial for the fights to come. Would you take a moment and think about Jews with disabilities in your life whose leadership you want supported, and share this opportunity with them?

Open to both professional and volunteer organizers who live anywhere, with any kind of disability, the Access to Power Fellowship will support emerging disabled Jewish organizers to take their leadership to the next level through training and coaching. Disabled Jews of color are especially encouraged to apply.

NCIL is designing this program in partnership with JOIN for Justice, Sins Invalid, and Detroit Disability Power.

Applications are due Friday, Nov. 6! Learn more at

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Image description: Text and a photo. Text says: “Access to Power: A new seven-month fellowship on community organizing for disabled Jewish organizers. Apply now! From JOIN for Justice, in partnership with Sins Invalid, Detroit Disability Power, and National Council on Independent Living.” Photo shows Fellowship Director Allegra Heath-Stout, a young white woman, sitting next to an older white man with a long flowing beard. Both are wearing ADAPT shirts and chanting, handcuffed to a metal fence, with the White House visible in the background. Photo (c) 2013 Tim Wheat.