Dear Jewish Currents reader,
In the last weeks of September, we were just finalizing our plans to launch an effort we’ve been excited about for much of the last year: Jewish Currents membership. We intended to announce the new initiative on Monday, October 9th.
Needless to say, that didn’t happen. Like so many of you, we have been undone by grief, outrage, and horror, as nightmarish scenes of hideous violence have flooded our screens and shaped our days. Amid all of this, our membership program felt out of place, its cheeky conceit a vestige from another time.
Yet through these weeks, we have noticed a deep hunger to come together, to learn, to process, and take action. The gatherings that we have organized—text study on grief in Chicago and New York, an online panel with scholars of genocide—have filled to capacity within hours. Amid such a terrible time, we’ve been reminded why it’s so important to build community together.
Growing that community is why we’ve been so excited to launch our membership program. We want to offer more gatherings in more cities across the country, seminars with scholars, artist performances, and panels with thinkers and activists. (And we’re keeping the cheeky names! You’re welcome.)
Starting at just $9/month, join one of our three tiers of membership: Globalists, Illuminati, or Elders of Zion.
In addition to a print and digital subscription, as a member, you’ll receive:
Invitations and free attendance to seminars with scholars and authors
Reading groups with other Jewish Currents members
Perks at events
Become a sustaining member of Jewish Currents today, starting at just $9/month.
Today, Jewish Currents is a source for in-depth, insightful, unapologetic journalism. With your support, we will further grow our community, expanding the space for our readers to meet fellow travelers, to learn together, and to begin building the world we so urgently need.
We’re excited to create that with you. Join us.
– Daniel May, Publisher
Ps: If you join this month, you’ll receive a free copy of A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy by Nathan Thrall—and you’ll receive an invitation to an exclusive discussion with Thrall about the book!