Tribe 12 Fellowship Alumni

  • 2021

Erica Kushner

Relationship and Democracy Building in Habonim Dror North America

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Coach: Andrea Jacobs
Peer: Ariella Werden-Greenfield


Venture Description

Habonim Dror North America is a Jewish youth movement that is built not only on its ideology, but it’s ability to create and strengthen personal relationships. When the relationships we have are fraught with tensions, our ability to trust the decisions we make collectively greatly decreases. My venture aims to revitalize the ability of our members to build healthy, meaningful, and dialogical relationships as a foundation for critically examining our current democratic structures.

About the Founder

Erica Kushner is the current Mazkirol of Habonim Dror North America, a Jewish youth movement of which they are a long-time member. They have a passion for all things Jewish and queer, along with being an avid bread baker. Once the role of Mazkirol is passed to the next youth leader, they hope to move to Israel and upbuild the Socialist-Zionist dream of a just and equal Jewish state.


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