Past Recipients | 2002
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Melton Research Center for Jewish Education, New York, NY. Early Childhood Hebrew Language Immersion Network.
To strengthen Hebrew fluency among pre-school children. Original Project Director: Dr. Steven M. Brown; $150,000 (3 years).
Kolot: The Center for Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA. Kolot’s Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!
To expand this pilot project to a wider net of participants. Original Project Director: Deborah Meyer; $150,000 (3 years).
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, New York, NY. The Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project.
To create a curriculum as a means to reconcile halakhic Judaism and feminism in Orthodox Day Schools. Original Project Director: Dr. Janet Dolgin; $138,000 (3 years).
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco, CA. The New Jewish Filmmaker Project.
To support a program to engage unaffiliated Jewish teenagers in Jewish identity exploration through the medium of documentary filmmaking. Original Project Director: Samuel Ball; $60,000 (3 years).
Storahtelling, New York, NY, in partnership with RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network (New York, NY). Project Yad: A Hands-On Day School Training Initiative.
To support the evaluation of this project to train day school teachers and students to reclaim Jewish text through sacred storytelling. Original Project Director: Amichai Lau-Lavie; $17,500 (1 year).
Eldridge Street Project, New York, NY. View from the Balcony.
To support a multi-media art project exhibited at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Original Project Director: Hana Iverson; $15,000 (1 year).
Maqom, Houston, TX. Welcome to the Talmud! (A Musical Tale).
To support a complete staged reading of a new musical for young audiences. Original Project Director: 1999 Covenant Award Winner Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams; $5,000 (1 year).
Central Agency for Jewish Education, St. Louis, MO. Our Jewish Home.
To disseminate a home-visiting program that provides informal, at-home Jewish education to families, in the San Francisco Bay area. Original Project Director: Joan Wolchansky; $25,000 to the Central Agency for Jewish Education St. Louis and $20,000 to the Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, Denver, CO. Apples & Honey.
To share a monthly newsletter for marginally affiliated or unaffiliated Jewish families in Boulder, as part of Shalom Baby, a new program at the JCC of Boulder, CO. Original Project Director: Caron Blanke; $25,000.
Jewish Outreach Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Making Connections.
To disseminate a home study kit aimed at unaffiliated families that focuses on issues of Jewish life and practice. Original Project Director: Rabbi Philip Warmflash; $25,000.
Kesher, Cambridge, MA. Community Hebrew School After-School.
To disseminate an informal Hebrew School with an innovative curriculum, to Newton, MA. Original Project Director: Linda Echt; $25,000.
The Rhea Hirsch School of Education of HUC-JIR, Los Angeles, CA. Re-imagining Congregational Schools.
To pilot a dissemination of the Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE) to five congregations in the New York area. Project Director: Rob Weinberg, PhD; $25,000 to ECE and $20,000 to UJA-Federation of New York.