Nadav Jewish Peoplehood Innovation Grants
On March 2015 Nadav Foundation announced its Jewish Peoplehood innovation Grants program in the following fields:
- Young Jewish Leadership
-Media (internet, television etc.)
- Performance arts
The projects were to deal with strengthening the bonds between the global Jewish community, promoting solidarity between Jews around the world and promoting a mutual tolerance and understanding between the various sectors in Israel.
After a long process in which we received over a hundred applications, we are happy to announce the grants’recipients and our new partners:
Hannukah Lighthouses- Nitzanim
During the Hannukah holiday, families in 7 local municipalities in Israel, open their homes to the community members for a Hanukah candle lighting, to share their Jewish heritage and candle lighting tradition.
MekoRock- JCC Global
An innovative artistic music project that connects teenagers from different Jewish communities around the world to the Bible and other Jewish cultural sources through music and art — a language that spans borders — while also forming connections between the participants and between their communities.
The project is a result of the partnership and cooperation between JCCs from Israel, Moldova, USA, and Venezuela as part of the Amitim Program.
Global MekoRock is a process of study and creation guided by leading musicians and artists together with professional facilitators who specialize in Jewish culture. It takes the teenagers on an experiential journey during which they generate an original and contemporary piece of art in their field of interest and get to know teenagers from other Jewish communities.
Beit Tefilah Israeli
A synagogue without walls a tent open to all, Beit Tefilah Israeli a multi-generational and inclusive community of Israelis, who created a model for a new kind of experimental and creative Jewish-Israeli congregation, unaffiliated with any movement. Celebrate their heritage together – blending the ancient and the contemporary, the universal and the particular, the Jewish and the Israeli.
BTI’s Experiential Jewish-Israeli activities take place both in our permanent residence in Tel Aviv and in the public sphere.
The signature program is the summer Kabbalot Shabbat services at the Tel Aviv Port, along the sea front from June through August. Thousands of people come together to sing, pray, and share in a meaningful evening service, welcoming the Shabbat in an innovative, creative, and culturally Israeli way.
Yeshivat BINA- Beer Sheva
Officially opened in fall 2015, Yeshivat BINA Beer Sheva serves as a hub for pluralistic Jewish learning, social action and community building for the city and the surrounding area.
The yeshiva organizes long-term service-learning programs for Israeli and international young adults, such as MASA Israel Teaching Fellows and Garin Be’eri, as well as weekly Beit Midrash programs, and special events.
The yeshiva currently operates out of the Nirim Community Center and venues throughout the city.
We thank all of those who applied for the program and wish all the projects a continuing fruitful work.