Rekindle: Black Jewish Dialogue

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

The Rekindle Fellowship creates meaningful social change by bringing changemakers from the Black and Jewish communities together for thoughtful and challenging dialogue, face-to-face interactions, breaking down barriers, building new relationships, and collective action. By rekindling the strong relationships and collaborative action between the Black and Jewish communities that were built during the Civil Rights Movement, we can accelerate our collective impact and increase equity.


Connecting rising leaders from both communities through Rekindle’s formal, thoughtful format not only builds new relationships, but will also spur action, cooperation, and collaboration in ways that will have a real and sustained impact. This is also critical to engaging the next generation of Jewish leadership, who can live their Jewish values through working to repair our broken world.


As Rochester builds a network of Rekindle Fellows, we aim to advance racial and social justice efforts and create lasting, systemic, positive change.



The program is free to participate. Learn more and apply HERE[LINK] before April 1. For more information, contact or call 585.241.8651.

Contact Us


Monica Gebell

Director of Community Relations


Click here to apply for the 2023 Cohort!

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