Diaspora Alliance works to strengthen the values of multiracial, pluralistic democracy by confronting antisemitism and its instrumentalization. 

Our Work


We work internationally with Jews and other diasporic and minority communities towards a world that is rooted in solidarity instead of division, possibility instead of fear. We engage conscientiously with Jews and our allies who seek a world of freedom, dignity, and safety for all peoples, wherever they live. We strive to create an environment underscored by informed analysis and guided by warmth and welcome. 

Our organization has come together because in the increasingly high-stakes and widespread battle between nationalism and democracy, Jewish identity, histories, and present-day fears are being used to justify attacks on civil society and advance deeply inhumane political agendas and policies. We reject this wholesale, from wherever it comes, and instead seek effective ways to disrupt and dismantle antisemitism while enhancing civil society, human rights, and justice for all, including:


Education on Antisemitism
Developing and holding workshops and trainings to support understanding of antisemitism and its manifestations. Providing analysis and resources, including on the global far right and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and connecting the dots on authoritarian and ethnonationalist strategies that threaten a pluralistic and multiracial democracy.


Research & Investigation
Conducting research and developing investigative reports and studies to support our mission and those of our allies and partners.


Community & Network Building
Investing in progressive Jewish networks within and across different countries and communities – and doing our part to support and strengthen coalitions with other racialized, minoritized, or otherwise targeted groups.


Strategic Campaigns
Partnering with human rights organizations, scholars, and legal practitioners to counter repression and targeting of progressives, in particular Palestinians and their supporters. Offering policies and approaches to address antisemitism.


Ideas and Discourse
Programming international symposiums and other events on Jewish history, antisemitism, diaspora politics, and internationalism.


Why a Diaspora Alliance?

We hear a deep yearning and need for spaces where Jewish people and diasporic communities around the world can find each other, reject zero-sum approaches, and work towards a vision and politics rooted in internationalism, diasporism, and solidarity. That is why we became a Diaspora Alliance: to offer capacity and community; uplift voices that aren’t always heard; provide resources and analysis, and engage in transformative policy approaches.

International Advisory Board

  • Alon Confino, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst (US/Israel)
  • Amos Goldberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Anita Altman, Founder, ReelAbilities Festival (US)
  • Avraham (Avrum) Burg, Author, Former Speaker of the Knesset (Israel)
  • Anselm Franke, Zurich University of Arts (Germany/Switzerland)
  • Barbara Kane, Psychoanalyst and Author (US)
  • Barrie Kosky, Opera and Theater Director (Germany)
  • Rabbi Becky Silverstein (US)
  • Benjamin Seroussi, Artistic Director, Casa do Povo (Brazil)
  • Dania Rajendra (US)
  • Daniel Levy, US/Middle East Project (UK/US)
  • David Feldman, Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, University of London (UK)
  • Eva Illouz, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France)
  • Eva Menasse, Novelist and Essayist (Germany)
  • Francesca Klug, Human Rights Academic and Activist (UK)
  • Heidi Grunebaum (South Africa)
  • Jessy Tolkan, Founder and President, The Driver Agency (US)
  • Jelena Subotic, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University (US)
  • Kathleen Peratis, Co-chair, Jewish Currents (US)
  • Layla Al-Zubaidi (Germany)
  • Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director, Indivisible (US)
  • Libby Lenkinski, New Israel Fund (US/Israel)
  • Lila Corwin Berman, Professor of History, Temple University (US)
  • Marianne Hirsch, Professor, Columbia University (US)
  • Max Kenner, Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative (US)
  • Michael Rothberg, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (US)
  • Natasha Josette, Director, Breathe (UK)
  • Omri Boehm, Professor, New School for Social Research (US/Israel/Germany)
  • Peter Beinart, Professor, City University of New York (US)
  • Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster (US)
  • Rachel E. Luft, Associate Professor, Seattle University (US)
  • Rachel Shabi, Journalist and Author (UK)
  • Dr. Santiago Slabodsky, Kaufman Chair in Jewish Studies, Hofstra University (US)
  • Shahanna McKinney Baldon (US)
  • Simone Susskind, Former Member, Brussels Parliament and the Federal Senate (Belgium)
  • Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin (Germany)
  • Susan Neiman, Einstein Forum (Germany)
  • Tom Haviv, Ayin Press (US)
  • Z”L Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University, University of Toronto, (Canada/US)

 

*Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.

Our Team

  • Amel Ouaissa (Germany)
  • Ben Malley (International)
  • Carinne Luck (International Director)
  • Charley Katan (UK)
  • Diana Falchuk (US)
  • Emily Dische-Becker (Germany)
  • Emily Hilton (UK)
  • Sasha Josette (UK)
  • Emma Saltzberg (US)
  • Natasha Roth-Rowland (International)
  • Shoshana Brown (US)
  • Simone Zimmerman (International)
  • Yael Attia (Germany)
  • Zoe Vallas (International)

 

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