Applications are now available for the East Valley JCC’s Doing Jewish Youth Grants, a new grants program for Jewish students in grades 7-12 who live in the Greater Phoenix area.
“Judaism is about doing,” says Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO. “It’s about how we live our life and how we impact the lives of others. That’s why we’re starting this new program – we hope to inspire teens to want to make an impact in a way that is meaningful to them and in a way that connects to a Jewish holiday.”
“Doing Jewish” grants will be considered for projects that have a potential impact on strengthening Jewish connections and Jewish identity. Each project should also highlight a Jewish value and be connected to a Jewish holiday that falls within the time period of the grant (January – July 2022).
The holidays covered in this grant cycle are Shabbat, Tu B’Shevat, Purim, Passover, Yom Hashoah, Shavuot, Lag B’Omer and Jerusalem Day. Grants will range from $100-$1,000.
Project examples include Shabbat and holiday dinners, community service projects, holiday celebrations, educational projects and more. The project must be completed by July 2022.
The program is in collaboration with the B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix.
For additional guidelines and to apply, visit evjcc.org/grant.