WRJ Announces New Grant Opportunity for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), through its YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund, has announced a pilot grant called the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative to allocate funds to support programs, projects, and initiatives beyond Reform institutions that are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the Jewish community. This initiative is in response to encouraging creative approaches to today’s society. A typical grant will be in the $5,000-$10,000 range and grant applications are due at the close of business on Friday, December 4, 2020.

 “Women of Reform Judaism has a long history of advocating for and promoting progressive Jewish values. We are delighted to offer this grant that specifically fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion in Jewish communities in North America. It is our hope that WRJ's support will stimulate innovative opportunities that will enrich and strengthen our community,” said Executive Director, Rabbi Marla Feldman.

For more information on the DEI Grant, please contact Natalie Boles at nboles@wrj.org

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), founded in 1913, is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. WRJ represents 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.