Please read this section thoroughly as you consider how much you will pay in program fees.
The actual cost of the program is $545 per participant, and the sliding scale for registration fees is $150 – $1000. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.
About the sliding scale: This program has a sliding scale so that people with different amounts of resources can pay according to their resources. Kehilla wants all people to have equitable access to this critical anti-racist work. This means that we need people who are able, to pay above, or well above, the break-even amount. And your participation is the most important part of this process. If cost is a barrier, please pay what you can and join us! If you are reasonably-well resourced, please consider paying near the high end, to compensate for those who have fewer resources.
People of Color and Kehilla staff will not be charged for participating in the Arc of Change. In the words of Kehilla’s POC Organizer, Ruthie Levin: “Systemic racism has left Indigenous People and People of Color, particularly Black people, behind in terms of access to wealth, so waiving participant fees for this program is one way Kehilla can offer a small measure of reparations – to honor that BIPOC folks have not had the same access to wealth. We see this policy as part of our learning and repair process as a community.”
We have received philanthropic support, including a grant from the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative, to underwrite some of the costs, and we invite you to consider making an additional tax-deductible donation beyond your participant fee. You can do so by going to the Donations Page on the Kehilla website. Thank you!