After a successful first year of funding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) will offer another round of grants this fall. These grants, funded through WRJ’s YES (Youth, Education & Special Projects) Fund, are intended to uplift Jewish organizations committed to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in creative ways within the Jewish community. If chosen, a grantee will typically receive between $5,000-$10,000 for a one-year period.
Last year, WRJ awarded one of its DEI grants to LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project. Here is how the grant has impacted their community. “With WRJ's support, we have been able to host two in-person hangouts for Asian-American Jews in LA and the Bay Area. Those hangouts have been amazing places to build new connections and deepen existing ones. Everyone felt that to be in an intentional, in-person Asian Jewish space for the first time was powerful. As we recently saw in The Jews of Color Initiative (JoCI)'s Beyond the Count study, connecting with other Jews of Color (JoC) is crucial to their well-being, and we are grateful that this grant helps us create spaces for that connection to emerge,” said Gen Slosberg, Producer & Co-Creator, LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project.
To apply, please fill out this application and submit it by the close of business on Friday, November 12, 2021. Eligibility requirements are on page 3 of the application. If you meet the requirements and wish to apply, please see our Orientation Materials to learn more about the application process and the YES Fund. If there are additional questions, please contact Natalie Boles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism representing tens of thousands of women in hundreds of women’s groups, strengthening the voice of women worldwide and empowering them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. Visit www.wrj.org for more information.