The Braid, in partnership with LUNAR Collective, is developing a new original show that places the voices and experiences of Asian Jews on center stage, inviting Asian Jewish writers and community members to submit stories about their experiences at the crossroads of cultures. The Braid is holding three writers’ workshops to support the writing process and encourage community members to submit their stories.
Ammud is now focused on standardizing their educational materials, and formalizing impact for JoCs who are interested in rabbinical or other clergy pathways. Through the grant period, Ammud is expanding both in-person and online educational offerings, engaging with or hiring programming consultants, and sharpening communications capacities to build stronger connections with allies.
Jewtina y. Co’s primary goal for this coming year is to invest in their leadership so that they can continue to make Jewtina y Co. accessible to those who need it for many years to come. During the grant period, they are advancing their dynamic programmatic offerings. Jewtina will also engage with consultants, new community members, part-time local staff, and a rabbinic council to inform their programs.
As a JoC-led organization, their dual mission is to provide unparalleled career support for talented JoCISM artists and create art-forward, learning and community-building experiences that reinforce Jewish identity. In coming years, with continued support from JoCI, The Workshop will continue to foster a robust JoC artistic community, and to expand beyond New York as the organization grows.
This grant supports Mitsui Collective’s Jewish Somatic Antiracism Collaborative project, which will develop resources, tools, and ultimately communities of practice that can support people in navigating and healing the traumatizing impacts of racism, both within and beyond Jewish spaces.
Over the course of the next year, LUNAR Collective will strengthen their current leadership, and expand their team to advance communications and grants. They will also onboard and support new Asian Jewish community leaders passionate about creating community events and broadening the LUNAR network in their hometowns.
Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network is piloting a Jews of Color cohort of their 8-week program, Seven Steps Online Mikveh Guide Training. The goal of this grant is for mikveh guides across the country to represent the full diversity of the Jewish community, elevating and investing in Black, Indigenous, JoC, Sephardi, and Mizrahi mikveh guides as wisdom-holders and educators in the open mikveh environment.