Organization: Temple Israel of Boston, Boston, MA
Grant Year: 2017
Project Director: Rabbi Jen Gubitz
Type of Grant: Ignition
Grant Amount: $20,000 (1 year)
Temple Israel of Boston – To create and facilitate through The Riverway Project, Roots: Deep Jewish Wisdom for Daily Living, a Jewish spiritual resilience curriculum for Generation Z, Millennials, and the latter years of Generation X.
Temple Israel of Boston created the Riverway Project in an effort to connect Jews in their twenties and thirties with Judaism and with each other. Roots: Deep Jewish Wisdom for Daily Living, is a new learning venture of the Riverway Project and Temple Israel that seeks to address the search for true connection by building and strengthening resilience through community, curriculum, and conversation. The goal is to develop, concertize, and facilitate a curriculum that deepens Jewish spiritual resilience through equal parts conversation and community building. It will weave the wisdom of ancient Jewish texts with the ethical tradition of Mussar and Hassidut in concert with poetry, music, spiritual writing, articles, and media from modern sources.