Introduction

  • Non-denominational initiative supporting synagogues in North America for programs innovatively enriching and deepening the Jewish identity of adults and children.
  • Programs must integrate Israel awareness into programming for different age groups and across all aspects of congregational life, e.g Torah, avodah, gemilut hasadim , etc.
  • Programs must strengthen the congregation's capacity to sustain Israel engagement programming by developing its own internal resources.

Grants:

  • Grants of up to $25,000 to selected synagogues
  • Potential for additional funding of up to $25,000 per year for up to two additional years.
  • Congregations may only apply for one Legacy Heritage Innovation Project (Congregational Education, Israel Engagement, or Music) track each year.

Selection Process:

During the selection process, proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria, among others:

  • Extent to which the proposal impacts and connects different age groups within the congregation and affects different aspects of Jewish life 
    • For example, priority will be given to proposals which integrate awareness of and engagement with Israel consistently into congregational prayer, study and social action, rather than isolated, "stand-alone" programming.
  • Degree to which the proposed project is sustainable and will utilize funds to develop capacity within the congregation.
  • Extent to which "best practices" are exemplified in the proposed initiative and the possibility of being replicated by other congregations.

Deadlines:

Applications are not being accepted at this time for the Legacy Heritage Innovation Project.

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