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Rabbinic Innovation Grants

Offering Opportunities for Rabbinical Students and Leaders

The Auerbach Entrepreneurial Grant Program at Reconstructing Judaism supports innovators in creating bold experiments that seek to reconstruct the Jewish experience, encourage forward-thinking growth in the Jewish community, and explore the connection between the 21st-century environment and traditional Jewish values.

Reconstructing Judaism’s Auerbach Ignition Grant

Reconstructing Judaism is delighted to award a total of $10,000 in Ignition Grants to support innovation that strengthens Jewish community and engages the un/under engaged. We support change makers in the Reconstructionist Community and those from across seminaries because of our commitment to foster emerging expressions of Jewish life—always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future. 

Multiple awards in the amount of up to $1,000 each will be given to seed small-scale projects led by a student(s) presently enrolled at RRC, a recent graduate(s) (2018 or later) and students currently enrolled in the inter-seminary course Leading Through Innovation (LTI). A total of  $5,000 is available to Reconstructionist community students and rabbis and an additional total of  $5,000 is available for students currently enrolled in the inter-seminary course, LTI.

Applications for Ignition Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from April 20, 2020 through May 20, 2020. Apply now! 

Reconstructing Judaism’s Auerbach Launch Grant

Reconstructing Judaism is delighted to award two, $20,000, 2:1 matching grants to support innovation that strengthens Jewish community and engages the unengaged and/or under engaged. We support change makers in the Reconstructionist Community and those from across seminaries because of our commitment to fostering emerging expressions of Jewish life—always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Multiple forces at work in our times demand that we reconstruct opportunities to engage in Jewish life. This grant will support an innovative endeavor that responds to one or more of the following forces: 1) rising generations that seek connections and yearn for new entry points; 2) technological advances insisting we find ways to harness its power; 3) increasing diversity that cries out for inclusion; and, or 4) social and political upheaval that insists on action. Your initiative should respond to shifts in the American Jewish landscape and seek to engage and create community for the under and/or unengaged.

Applications for the 2020-2021 Launch Grant closes on May 20, 2020. Apply now! 

 

With appreciation to the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Advisory Fund I/Schiro (SFS), a donor-advised fund at the Jewish Community Fund of Greater Hartford.