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Signature Grant

Family Education in the 21st Century: Emergent Small Groups Connected to Legacy Institutions

Family Education in the 21st Century: Emergent Small Groups Connected to Legacy Institutions

14th Street Y – To pilot and launch a new model of Jewish education for millennial families, with the ultimate goals of creating Jewishly-engaged family groups and codifying a model that can be adapted at JCCs around the country.

Ignition Grant

Aggadah Adventures: Immersive Learning for Our Youngest Jews

Aggadah Adventures: Immersive Learning for Our Youngest Jews

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah – To create a series of four uniquely immersive Jewish learning experiences for the congregation’s youngest Jews (ages 0-6) and their grown-ups, in which children and parents will see Jewish stories come to life through song, puppetry, and participatory interaction.

Ignition Grant

ME/WE: Seeing Something New Together

ME/WE: Seeing Something New Together

JCC Greater Boston – To implement the ME/WE project, which uses art to elicit and create stories to help families explore their own narratives and connection to Jewish life. ME/WE: Seeing Something New Together is a direct response to the changing Jewish cultural landscape and to the needs of families of every configuration who want to connect Jewishly. ME/WE will help them clarify their Je...

Signature Grant

A New Model for Family B’nai Mitzvah Education

A New Model for Family B’nai Mitzvah Education

Moving Traditions – To create and disseminate a new model of family education for b’nai mitzvah tweens and their parents, bringing Jewish wisdom to bear on the real-life challenges of becoming a teenager and parenting a teenager. The Moving Traditions leadership plans to draw on its prior work with parents and success with training adult mentors to address the needs of parents and thus he...

Signature Grant

What We Hold: 100 Jewish Teen Voices

What We Hold: 100 Jewish Teen Voices

The Contemporary Jewish Museum – To support the creation of What We Hold: 100 Jewish Teen Voices, an educational program that will create and disseminate recorded audio stories by Jewish teens that explore Jewish values and intergenerational family narratives. The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) will train 100 Jewish teens to create compelling 3-5 minute audio stories (using their smart p...

Ignition Grant

Families Without Borders

Families Without Borders

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 f...

Signature Grant

Circles of Welcome

Circles of Welcome

Circles of Welcome. To create and establish Circles of Welcome, a new initiative aimed at encouraging couples/families with varying degrees of involvement to explore Jewish life within a community of small, supported groups (chavurot).

Signature Grant

Downtown Jewish Life at the 14th Street Y

Downtown Jewish Life at the 14th Street Y

To strengthen the downtown Jewish community through inclusive, Open Tent public programming that will inspire in its audience a renewed interest in Jewish experiences, a firmer sense of who they are as Jews, and a creative context upon which to build a meaningful Jewish life. This program began as an Ignition grant in 2014. The 14th Street Y partnered with local synagogues, social justice organiza...

Signature Grant

Bubbie’s Kitchen: Connecting Youth and Families to Their Jewish Roots and Values through Global Foods and Traditions

Bubbie’s Kitchen: Connecting Youth and Families to Their Jewish Roots and Values through Global Foods and Traditions

To launch a globally informed cooking program for children and their families.

Signature Grant

JCC Association ECE and Family Engagement Directors' Institute

JCC Association ECE and Family Engagement Directors' Institute

To fund a Directors’ Fellowship to develop the high quality personnel needed for excellence in the field of JCC Early Childhood Education. The fellowship served to connect emerging learners and leaders in Jewish Early Childhood Education, and provided a platform for study, discussion, and relationship building. The program was conceived in part to address the need that JCC Association recognized...