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Signature Grant

The Emma Lazarus Project

The Emma Lazarus Project

American Jewish Historical Society – To create the Emma Lazarus Project, a multi-faceted website with video, curriculum, a poetry contest, and accompanying professional development (both live and in synchronous webinars) to engage Jewish educators and students with the rich legacy of Emma Lazarus. The project will also demonstrate how delving into historical complexities serves as a catalys...

Signature Grant

Studio G-dcast 2.0: Training a National Cadre of Jewish Text Animators

Studio G-dcast 2.0: Training a National Cadre of Jewish Text Animators

To fund an expansion of the Studio G-dcast Media Beit Midrash program by training a national cadre of educators to independently implement its methodology for using animation as a tool for Jewish text study as well as developing an online course geared towards b’nei mitzvah students and their teachers. Bim-Bam sought to scale their impact through two offerings: a summer intensive training at th...

Signature Grant

InHEIRiting Sisterhood

InHEIRiting Sisterhood

To work with the Seattle Jewish community on a collaborative theater/video performance that explores the Biblical narrative of Rachel and Leah.

Signature Grant

The Creation of Accompanying Educational Materials for the Jewish Version of The Science of Character Film

The Creation of Accompanying Educational Materials for the Jewish Version of The Science of Character Film

To fund the production, distribution, and outreach of educational and discussion materials (including conversation cards, discussion guide, and educational guides for different ages) to accompany a Jewish version of its 8-minute film The Science of Character, reframed through the lens of the Mussar movement, a Jewish ethical, educational, and cultural movement, developed in 19th century Eastern Eu...

Ignition Grant

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Utilizing Digital Storytelling to Document Jewish Heritage

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Utilizing Digital Storytelling to Document Jewish Heritage

To write a curriculum and launch a documentary film production program for middle school students, providing them with first-hand experience in researching and learning about the Holocaust and other significant Jewish historical events through first-person testimony. Students will be provided a multi-media forum to explore eye-witness accounts of the Shoah, as well as gain an appreciation for pre-...

Signature Grant

Jewish Education through an Animated Shorts Series

Jewish Education through an Animated Shorts Series

This grant funded the creation of a traveling version of multi-media and visual artist Hanan Harchol’s exhibition and a meaningful educational resource manual that serves as both an exhibition catalogue and an educational guide. In this exhibition, Harchol explores “personal family dynamics to illuminate the relevance of Jewish wisdom in contemporary life.” Via “conversations between the a...

Ignition Grant

Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah

Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah

The Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, through the Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah project worked with ten filmmakers to create short films that interpreted the fifteen segments of the Haggadah. A DVD of the films and a study guide were also created. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have ...

Signature Grant

Shalom Sesame: Harnessing the Potential of Digital Media

Shalom Sesame: Harnessing the Potential of Digital Media

To develop the digital media component of the Shalom Sesame project to introduce children in the United States to the heritage of Israel and Judaism. While the producers initially viewed their website as a complement to their well-received DVD series, they soon discovered that internet-based media was both more compelling to families and had greater potential to reach those who might happen upon t...

Signature Grant

National 'Tribe' Scholarships for Educational Screening and Curriculum Packages

National 'Tribe' Scholarships for Educational Screening and Curriculum Packages

This grant supported the national educational screenings of The Tribe, a film about contemporary Jewish American identity. The grant also funded the distribution of newly-published curriculum guides to organizations dedicated to Jewish education.

Signature Grant

The New Jewish Filmmaker Project

The New Jewish Filmmaker Project

The New Jewish Filmmaking Project (NJFP), produced by a non-profit production company Citizen Film, has been at the forefront of efforts to engage the next generation of Jews through the teen-friendly medium of film. NJFP uses films and filmmaking to inspire teens to explore their Jewish identities, engage increasing numbers of teens in Jewish communal life, and catalyze an intergenerational dialo...