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A Tallit of Many Colors

About a month ago, I learned that my uncle, Rabbi Gendler, was given one of the first five rainbow tallitot ever made. For those who don't know, before the 1960s, tallitot were white with black (sometimes blue) stripes. That was convention until Rabbi Gendler's friend, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, invented, designed, and commissioned the making of [...]

By | March 7th, 2022|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|4 Comments

I’m looking for stories about Rabbi Gendler

I'm doing some writing about Rabbi Gendler and am looking for vivid, detailed memories people have of him between 1971-1995. If you attended Phillips Academy and/or were a congregant at Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, I would love to hear your detailed stories or memories about Rabbi Gendler and the impact he had on you. [...]

By | October 8th, 2021|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Follow-up conversation with Rabbi Everett Gendler and Ambassador Andrew Young

In April, I had the honor of speaking with Rabbi Everett Gendler and Ambassador Andrew Young. During the discussion, they talked about how they met in Albany, GA, in 1962, and the relationship between the Black and Jewish communities during the civil rights movement. In June, I had the pleasure of following up with the two of them. During our second [...]

By | July 5th, 2021|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

A Conversation with Rabbi Gendler and Ambassador Andrew J Young

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking with Rabbi Everett Gendler and Ambassador Andrew Young. They first met in Albany, Georgia, in August 1962, when Rabbi Gendler participated in an interracial prayer vigil. In the interview, they discuss a variety of topics, including the relationship between the Black and Jewish communities during the civil [...]

By | May 7th, 2021|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|2 Comments

2019 Comprehensive Report

Since our first grant cycle in 2013, the Gendler Grapevine Project has supported 43 innovative, effective, and replicable initiatives at summer camps, rabbinical schools, synagogues, and non-profit organizations. This year, we have developed a comprehensive report explaining each project and providing an update on how they are faring in 2019. The report can be found in [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Hazon’s Capstone Project Update

Hazon's capstone project, Teva Lessons for the Classroom and Beyond, has already been a great benefit to the Teva program. Over the winter months, they drafted lesson plans for each topic. The ones that were more developed were piloted during the spring Teva season. Silk Painted Challah Covers and Clay Mezuzot were a successful addition to their ritual [...]

By | July 15th, 2019|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Hazon’s Ritual Craft Making Project

When I picked up my daughter (age 12) up from Sunday school last week, she got in the car, handed me a plastic cup wrapped in aluminum foil, and stated flatly, "It's supposed to be a kiddish cup." I turned it over, thinking about how it couldn't even serve its purpose, as liquid would get caught under [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|2 Comments

Announcing Our Capstone Initiatives

While the Gendler Grapevine Project is moving into its sunset phase, we have been busy behind the scenes. One thing we've been working on is our Capstone Initiatives. These larger-in-scope and longer-term initiatives focus on two key aspects of the Gendler Grapevine Project’s goals: replicability and longevity. Both capstone initiatives reach beyond their local communities and strive [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|1 Comment

Project Spotlight: New Roots’ food justice work continues and expands

New Roots continues to do great work through their Gendler Grapevine Project. They assembled two groups of eight high school freshman to help with spring organizing. Each group got to pick what they wanted to do.   The first group wanted to work on an Interfaith event that was linked to fundraising. They all went to one [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Ganei Beantown’s Boston Jewish Food Conference

Ganei Beantown is using their Gendler Grapevine Project grant to develop and implement a new workshop track focused on youth and families at their Boston Jewish Food Conference. The annual Boston Jewish Food Conference (BJFC) brings together community members to learn about Jewish agriculture, labor issues, health, food access, kashrut, and local food history. The fun day of [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments