Past Recipients | 1997
Congregation Kehilath Jacob, New York, NY.
A project to create material and train leaders to bring the unique Carlebach Shabbat experience to congregations around the country. Project Director: Libby Dresinger; $44,000 (1 year).
Etta Israel Center, Los Angeles, CA. Promoting Jewish Education for the Disabled via the Internet.
To support the development of a virtual community for Jewish disabled students and support groups. Project Director: Dr. Michael Held; $150,000 (3 years).
Hospice of Michigan, Southfield, MI. What Does it Mean to Die?
To develop a treatment for a family-oriented film about Jewish traditions surrounding death and dying. Project Director: Sue Marx; $35,000 (1 year).
Jewish Family and Life!, West Newton, MA. Jewishfamily.com.
To support the creation of an on-line community of Jewish parents with an online library of articles and discussion groups. Project Director: Yosef Abramowitz; $160,000 (3 years).
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT. La-Atid: Synagogues for the Future.
To support the strengthening of supplementary education in three area synagogues. Project Director: Cindy Chazan; $10,000 (1-year matching grant).
Jewish Women's Archive, Brookline, MA. Women of Valor: Changing What We Teach and Learn about Jewish Women.
To support a campaign to incorporate Jewish women into formal and informal curricula. Project Director: Dr. Gail Twersky Reimer; $180,000 (2 1/2 years).
Makor, Los Angeles, CA. Makor Program.
To support the expansion of the Makor outreach program to Jews in their twenties and thirties. Project Director: Rabbi Gordon Bernat-Kunin; $139,500 (3 years).
Shalom Hartman Institute, Englewood, NY. Training Workshops for the Family Participation Seder.
To support the instruction of American Jews to lead and participate in Passover seders. Project Director: Noam Zion; $100,000 (2 years).
Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Newton Centre, MA. A Rabbinics Lab and an Online Bet Midrash.
To support the creation of a “Rabbinics Lab” which would allow students to converse electronically with rabbis and rabbinic tradition. Project Director: Jeffry A. Spitzer; $150,000 (3 years).