Titled “Disrupt Antisemitism: AJC Invests in New Ideas to Fight Hate,” the American Jewish Community has launched its first-ever incubator program for young Jewish individuals fighting antisemitism.
The program, which was announced in a press release this week, will award up to $10,000 in start-up cash to the entrepreneurs who submit the best proposal for eliminating antisemitism “locally, nationally, or virtually.” Along with seed funding, AJC also adds that winners of the contest will have the chance to partner with leaders in advocacy, finance, and technology.
Under the backdrop of rising hate against jews across the country, and even the globe, Meggie Wyschogrod Fredman, AJC Director of the Alexander Young Leadership Department said, “Jews are threatened in America, around the world, and facing a growing vehemence online. Addressing Jew-hatred calls for bold change and big ideas driven by us, the rising generation of Jews. It’s time to Disrupt Antisemitism.”
According to the announcement, proposals will be accepted at AJC’s website starting Monday, until September 27, 2021. As per the AJC website, the criteria for the applications are,
- An idea, project, or organization created by and for young leaders.
- Projects or organizations with demonstrable impact in fighting antisemitism.
- New, innovative ideas that have not been attempted or have been recently launched.
- Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States.