Community Effort

Fighting Antisemitism a Community Effort; Here’s How

I’ve never crowdfunded anything before, so this is a risky experiment for me, but one that I hope will provide the necessary resources and time to properly research, write, and produce my upcoming book, From Outrage to Action: A Practical Guide to Fighting AntisemitismMore importantly, this Kickstarter campaign is about creating a community effort with rewards that go beyond the usual offerings.

I found that there are no comparable books on this subject on Kickstarter. While there are Jewish-related comic books, children’s books, religious texts, and some poetry, none tackle the issue of antisemitism in any direct way. So, this is new for Kickstarter, too, and I hope to validate this kind of important crowdfunding campaign.

Kickstarter campaigns feature a series of rewards for backers. While I’ll have the standard rewards like digital downloads, signed paperback books, and an audiobook edition, I wanted to offer something more engaging and interactive. This project is not just about producing a book; it’s about fostering discussion and giving you the opportunity to contribute your own stories and ideas.

Here are some of the rewards I’m considering:

Interactive Q&A on Antisemitism

This tier is an invitation to engage in meaningful dialogue. Here, you can ask questions about antisemitism, the book, current events, or any related topic. It’s a chance for us to exchange views, share knowledge, and learn from one another. This interactive Q&A is designed to be a two-way conversation, where your voice is heard and valued.

Access to Early Drafts

For those interested in the writing process, this tier offers a behind-the-scenes look. As a “beta reader,” you’ll receive early drafts of some chapters. Your feedback on these drafts will be crucial. What works for you? What needs improvement? Your insights will play a significant role in shaping the final manuscript.

Webinar and Discussion on Antisemitism

This tier is an opportunity for an in-depth discussion tailored for you or your organization. It’s not just a session to learn about fighting antisemitism; it’s a platform for you to influence the book’s content. Share your experiences, suggest impactful stories, and help identify key figures and organizations that should be included in the book.

As we prepare for the launch next week, I’m interested in your thoughts. Do these reward tiers resonate with you? Your feedback is not just welcome; it’s essential. This campaign is about more than just funding a book; it’s about building a community and creating a resource that reflects our collective experiences and wisdom.

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