2016 Gendler Grapevine Project Initiatives

In 2016, The Gendler Grapevine Project introduced its “L’dor V’dor” initiative. During this grant cycle, we encouraged applicants to draw inspiration from the life and teachings of Rabbi Gendler, recognizing that he incorporated his theories and teachings into physical and practical action that resonated with his congregants and the community. The synagogue and the classroom became a physical space that strove to embody his interpretations of Jewish theory and practice. But, his spiritual practice extended beyond the four walls of the buildings in which he stood, as he was able to find the spiritual in all aspects of daily life.

For our fourth grant cycle, we asked organizations to engage in experimental practices with the goal of inspiring a new generation to find meaningful connections between Jewish spiritual practice, social justice, the environment, and their daily lives.

Descriptions of the 2016 Gendler Grapevine projects are provided below.