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Sankofa Tzedek Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to Sankofa Tzedek: An exploration of community, solidarity and justice.

Sankofa Tzedek, a collaboration between Multicultural Affairs and the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, brings together a cohort of students on campus for a year of personal identity development, intergroup dialogue, intercultural learning and social justice education that centers the experiences and histories of Black and Jewish communities. Through friendship-building; sustained dialogue on social identity, power and privilege, and activism; and an exploration of the histories of Black and Jewish communities in New York City and beyond, participants will build transformational relationships; solidify a commitment to intercommunity solidarity for the purpose of ending racism, anti-Semitism, and all forms of oppression; and acquire skills for being effective dialogue leaders on campus.

Learn more about the program, application process and expectations by downloading our Frequently Asked Questions.

The priority deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 6 at 11:59 p.m. Pending space, additional applications will be considered if they are submitted by Friday, November 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Confirmed Sankofa Tzedek dates include:

  • Meet and Greet/Winter Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 4 at 6:15 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Weekend Retreat/Kickoff: Friday, January 18–Sunday, January 20*
  • Friday Programs: Friday, February 15, Friday, March 8, and Friday, April 12, 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.)*
  • Closing Lunch: Friday, May 3 (noon2:00 p.m.)

*Retreat programming will include Shabbat/sabbath observance opportunities; Friday programs will end prior to the start of Shabbat

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Multicultural Affairs


505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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