Holiday wishes, Tree of Life anniversary and protest for DACA - big things happening at Zioness

October 12, 2019

Tree of Life Anniversary Conversation


As we mourn the first anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and reflect on the Yom Kippur shooting outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany, join Director of Grassroots Organizing Carly Pildis for a special Zioness book club event with Eric Ward on his seminal article "Skin In The Game." 

We will discuss the linkages between antisemitism, racism, white nationalism and domestic terror threats, and learn from a scholar and activist who has been on the front lines of the fight against white nationalism and supremacy. We must stand together against the shared threats to all our marginalized communities.  


Time: Oct. 22nd, 7:00 p.m. EST
Place: Zioness Facebook page (Facebook Live)


Sukkot Wishes


Sukkot begins next Monday, and Jews around the world are preparing to build their sukkahs (outdoor structures made of branches and palm fronds and decorated with fruits and vegetables). Sukkahs serve as a home for a week – a place to gather, eat, celebrate, and even sleep. Those special moments under the stars connecting with family and friends offer a unique opportunity to come together in a place unlike anywhere else.
Zioness is building a sukkah, too – one that’s really large, and not at all temporary. Our sukkah unites thousands of people around the country to help forge a new home for American Jews and allies. Zioness is a place to organize, advocate, and fight for progressive causes, while supporting the security and stability of the State of Israel. Zionesses harness the wisdom and strength of Jewish values to fight for a better and more equitable society for everyone. We stand together against all forms of oppression including anti-semitism, anti-zionism, racism, misogyny, and homophobia.
As you work to build your sukkah, we ask that you commit to building Zioness, too. There has never been a more important time to stand proudly together. We must amplify and protect progressive and Zionist values to ensure our seat at the table more than ever. Join us in building a strong home for American Jews who are unabashedly progressive and unapologetically Zionist.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Rosh Hashanah and an easy and meaningful Yom Kippur. Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Upcoming Events


Live Webcast with Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Join Executive Director Amanda Berman on a live webcast hosted by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to discuss the role of progressive Zionists in the social issues of our time. 

Click here to register.

Zioness Leadership to Speak at Zionism 3.0 Conference
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Sunday, Nov. 10, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come see Executive Director Amanda Berman and Board President Erin Schrode speak at the 5th annual Z3 Conference, the nation’s largest conversation about Diaspora Jewry and Israel. They will be speaking alongside luminaries including Tzipi Livni, Yossi Klein Halevi, Bret Stephens, and Yehuda Kurtzer.

Click here to register.


Rally in Support of DACA
Meetup at Folger Library
201 E. Capitol St., NE
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m. meeting, 10:00 a.m. protest

Zioness stands in solidarity with DACA Recipients and #homeishere. On Tuesday, November 12th we will be joining protests in support of DACA as the Supreme Court weighs the future of hundreds of thousands of Americans. 

As Jews, we are taught to welcome the stranger. As Zionists, we believe that every human being is entitled to human rights and dignity.

You can learn more about DACA here.

Join us and stand up for DACA - we will have Zioness posters for distribution!
#HomeisHere #ZionessAction #ZionessSpeaksForMe

Well Wishes to Rep. Nita Lowey


We are wishing the very best for Congresswoman Nita Lowey in her planned retirement, announced yesterday, and we know that her legacy and leadership will live on for generations. A trailblazer for women, Jews, and other minorities, Lowey was the first woman in American history to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The United States is a better place because of her leadership, and we thank her for her extraordinary work as a public servant and a Zioness.



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