Established in 1973, the WRJ Or Ami "Light of My People" Award for Special Achievement in Programming recognizes exemplary social justice, community service, and educational programming that serves as a model for other WRJ Districts and sisterhoods.
Applications are open for the 2018 Or Ami Programming Awards. Applications are due by July 10, 2017. Those whose programs and projects are selected as recipients will be recognized at WRJ’s Fried Leadership Conference 2018, which will be held from March 1-4, 2018.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) will provide outreach grant funds of up to $1000 to WRJ sisterhoods/women’s groups to fund programs within their communities that reach out to interfaith families, unaffiliated Jews and non-Jews who are seeking information about Jewish life. These grants, made possible by a grant from the National Center to Encourage Judaism (NCEJ) are designed to encourage and enhance learning about Judaism and to engage participants in Jewish life.
The emphasis will be on programs that can be replicated.
Who may apply and what is the process?
Beginning immediately, and until all funds have been distributed, completed applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis by the WRJ Outreach Grants Committee during the next year (April 2017 – June 2018) from sisterhoods/women’s groups in good standing with WRJ and their districts.
Any sisterhood/women’s group that receives funding will be required to submit an evaluation form to the WRJ office upon completion of the program. Programs are to be completed by June 1, 2018. Evaluation forms must be submitted to WRJ and received by June 15, 2018.
How might grant funds be used?
What are some suggestions for programs or projects?
These grants are for outreach, creating awareness of Jewish life and customs, and education for women. Use your creativity!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WRJ Program & Communications Associate Micaela Sheinhait at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-650-4060.