Families Without Borders

Organization: St. Louis Central Agency for Jewish Education, St. Louis, MO

Grant Year: 2013

Project Director: Joan Wolchansky

Type of Grant: Ignition

Grant Amount: $20,000.00 (1 year)

Website: http://www.cajestl.org/main.php

To support planning, researching, and designing a Jewish online community for 2nd to 4th graders and their families.

In developing this resource, the Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) – St. Louis convened focus groups of tweens and their families to elicit information about their Jewish interests. CAJE will use that information to best design the website and develop Jewish content for the online community. The site will provide an opportunity for tweens and their parents to interact with other tweens and their families around Jewish content that they will share/post. The community would allow members to interact not only with the content but with each other. The site would accomplish this purpose through guided experiences and activities.