Organization: Jewish Public Media, Philadelphia, PA

Grant Year: 2014

Project Director: David Zvi Kalman

Type of Grant: Ignition

Grant Amount: $20,000.00 (1 year)


To expand SermonSlam, a “poetry slam for sermons, poems, stories, narratives, plays and anything else short and on-topic,” into a regular source of new, creative Jewish expression in dozens of cities around the world as well as online. Created by Jewish Public Media, an online content producer focusing on podcast production, Sermon Slam seeks to “champion Jewish creative expression in all its forms, empowering people to consider Torah not as an unchangeable monolith, but as an evolving project to which they can contribute.”