JWOC Resilience Circle – Dimensions Educational Consulting
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JWOC Resilience Circle

JWOC Cohort III Applications Open March 14th – May 2nd

How It Got Started

The genesis of JWOC started with the idea of creating a holistic space where Jewish Women of Color could receive care for their bodies, minds, and spirits. Launching its first Cohort in 2018, JWOC broke ground in establishing a one-of-a-kind experience that allowed women leaders of color to connect and engage across the disparate communities where they have historically experienced erasure.

With much success, Dimension’s launched its second Cohort in 2019 and
continued to cultivate a space where women leaders from multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-class, multi-gendered, diverse sexual orientations, differently observant, and intergenerational in their identification as Jewish women.

Where It’s Going

This year, Dimensions will be launching its third cohort on March 14th where the curriculum will explore Anti-Blackness and Anti-Black Racism. The curriculum for JWOC Resilience Circle Cohort III will be open to all women of color from multi-faith or non-faith traditions.

Across three annual retreats, women leaders are invited to develop a community practice for sharing their diverse narratives, revisiting their personal ecology, exploring their spiritual traditions, and valuing their diverse entry points to activism within contemporary social justice sectors.

JWOC Cohorts represent the multiplicity of being that exists among women of color and include multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-class, multi-gendered, multifaith, and intergenerational Black and Brown Women. 

The JWOC Resilience Circle experience has been described as a “one-of-a-kind” opportunity to build bridges and experience deep connection and community. The relationships formed within JWOC Resilience Circles have created a pipeline for the growth of a more vibrant, diverse, and intersectional community of women activist leaders who are leading all of us forward to a better future.

The JWOC Resilience Circle Is For YOU If…

  • You have been seeking resources and a community to support you in your leadership as a multidimensional woman of color
  • You have been seeking an intersectional model for leadership that celebrates the nexus between activism, spirituality, and personal ecology
  • You are open to an opportunity to build community and connect with leadership resources that allow you to:
    • Center your identity within a co-created “Resilience Curriculum” designed by and for women leaders of color
    • Engage in a series of critical conversations and workshops with contemporary social justice leaders
    • Participate in cooperative skill-building and the lived application of sustainable leadership and activism
    • Empower yourself through coaching, mentoring, community building, and partnering to leverage present and historical “Circle” relationships toward deepening power and capacity across leaders

For questions regarding your application or participation in the program feel free to reach out to the Dimensions JWOC Program Coordinator at w/ attn: Sasha Joseph, Program Coordinator.

I am of the storm, but I am not the storm”- accessing my relationship with ancestral trauma and the fact that none of the women in my family ever had the opportunity to model rest for Me…

JWOC Participant Cohort #2

Learning to soften my relationship with my body and notice my power to heal...Terna’s teaching us where to find our energy points and how to give ourselves loving attention changed how I will manage stress and make self-care a regular practice for the rest of my life.

JWOC Participant Cohort #2

Learning about SBW patterns and that it’s ok for me to take off my cape and show my leadership differently- the face I usually show the world is grounded and rooted in always having it together... spending time being creative and playful and in trust with other BIPOC women was literally ground- shaking for me...

JWOC Participant Cohort #2

It has made me feel like a huge, loving hand is constantly holding my back in all my endeavors to reclaim my ancestral history, identity, and to heal from the erasure and violence that my ancestors were subjected to. It makes me feel like I can be as bold and daring as I wish in my projects and go deep because I have us. It has also made me feel like I have a family in this country where I often feel exiled.

JWOC Participant Cohort #1

“...the moment of deep learning that was most impactful for me was ...seeing/experiencing firsthand how the inner and outer circles were a reflection of warriors and peacekeepers. I learned just how crucial we are to one another for our survival and liberation.

JWOC Participant Cohort #1

“...Holding space for Jewish Women of Color to gather around values of social justice and care was the visionary initiative that I had been yearning for without daring to hope for it. The collective power we channeled gave me the strength to believe in myself and in our ability to reshape the world so it includes us in our intersections and complexity when everything in the status quo seems to not want us to exist.

JWOC Participant Cohort #1