JewV'Nation

JewV'Nation

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To strengthen the leadership of Reform Jewish communities throughout North America, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is investing in 13 individuals as participants in the JewV’Nation Fellowship’s LGBTQIA+ Leadership Cohort. This program focuses on strengthening Reform Judaism by increasing opportunities for Reform Jewish communities to learn from and be led by Jewish leaders who identify as LGBTQIA+.

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The URJ's successful JewV’Nation Fellowship is expanding to include a new LGBTQIA+ cohort – and there's no better time for it.

April Baskin
Press Release

To diversify and strengthen the leadership of Reform Jewish communities throughout North America, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is investing in 16 individuals as participants in the JewV’Nation (pronounced “juvenation”) Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. This program will increase opportunities for Reform Jewish communities to benefit from the leadership of Jews of Color.

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The art of spoken word and monologue performance, drawing on the traditions of hip-hop, performative poetry, and theater, has always had the power to convey important messages to audiences.

Toby Singer
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It’s easy to talk about diversity, but pulling it off can be elusive. Based on my experiences, offer reflections about what has worked for me – and might work for you!

Deborah Fishman
Magda Reyes, JewV'Nation Fellow

Although pairing religious school attendance with synagogue membership suits many families, it can be challenging for others, particularly interfaith families.

Toby Singer
Headshot of Deborah Fishman with long curly hair and a colorful scarf as a headband

Deborah Fishman is the founder of FED: curated, four-course dinner parties that feature a themed performance or talk: “It’s like TED, but you get fed.”

Toby Singer
JewV'Nation Fellow Marques Hollie

Marques Hollie has created Go Down Moshe, a performative retelling of the story of the Exodus, which includes Negro spirituals and text drawn from first-person slave narratives.

Toby Singer
Headshots of Danielle Gold and Jesse Irizarry

Danielle and Jesse created focused young adult Jewish programming on the neighborhood level, calling it the Queens Jewish Project (QJP).

Toby Singer
JewV'Nation Fellow Sarah Kipp

Her video, Sarah hopes, will help viewers bond with people sharing their stories, as well as prompt a shift within the larger culture.

 

Toby Singer