Applications Open: From Me to We Budapest Gathering

June 9-11, 2014

Souece: From Me to We 


From Me to We: Between Tribal and Global is a three day gathering which will bring together 70 Jewish social justice and environmental activists from the Siach network and around the world to engage and explore their shared identity, mission and commitment to Jewish values and to each other and to the wider world. The gathering will start on Monday morning, June 9th and will end Wednesday early evening, June 11th in Budapest, Hungary.


During our time together, we seek to explore the tension between particularism and universalism, and to attempt to address the following questions:

  • How can we strike an appropriate balance between focusing community resources on internal change, primarily for our own needs, and on external change, for the larger society in which we live?
  • How do we avoid the danger of becoming overly particularistic as we focus on the Jewish collective needs?
  • How do we make sure we do not neglect our own in pursuing the call to help all?

The program will be almost entirely participant-driven, drawing upon the valuable knowledge and professional experience in the cohort. The participant-driven aspect of the gathering will enable participants to take a leadership role and benefit from lessons their peers have learned along the way. Prior to the gathering, we will “crowd-source" the network, to tap into the collective braintrust of our participants asking them to submit proposals for workshops, text-based learning, and small discussion groups.


For more information, and application, visit the From Me to We website.

Updated: Apr. 23, 2014