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Project Spotlight: Temple Sinai DC’s Civil Rights Trek

We recently shared the transcript of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last interview, which was conducted by Rabbi Gendler 50 years ago last month. While reading the transcript, one can't help but notice how relevant many of the concerns raised 50 years ago still are today. One of our 2016 grantees, Temple Sinai DC, worked to address [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

How Rabbi Gendler’s matzo ball soup recipe made it to the New York Times

In 2006, I was eating lunch with my mom on a bench outside of Back Alley's on Martha's Vineyard. As what often happens when we visit that store, my mom saw someone she knew. "Emily, I want to introduce you to Joan Nathan." Joan, the journalist and author of numerous Jewish cookbooks, started chatting with us about an article she [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|1 Comment

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Last Interview

My apologies. I shared this blog post yesterday; however, because it was so brief, the email summary didn't contain a "read more" option that would take you to the blog post and the link to the actual interview. Thank you for the emails letting me know that the link wasn't available. Hopefully it will work this time. -Emily   March [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Last Interview is March 25

March 25 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's last interview. This interview was conducted by Rabbi Everett Gendler at the 1968 annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly. Click on the image below to read a transcript of the interview in its entirety, which includes Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's introduction. Rabbi Gendler talks with Dr. King [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: New Roots’ Youth Food Justice Corps

New Roots' 2017-2018 Gendler Grapevine Project's initiative, the Creation of a Youth Food Justice Corps and Testing the Replication of the New Roots Fresh Stop Market model, is working to engage and show Jewish youth the power they have to engage in food justice work in various ways throughout their community and to replicate the Fresh Stop Market [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|1 Comment

The Tree That Sustains All Life

This year, Tu B'Shvat begins Tuesday, January 30 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, January 31. This festival, which means "the new year of the tree," occurs on the full moon in winter during the month of Shevat. While many people now think of Tu B'Shvat as a sort of Jewish arbor day, that is not [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|2 Comments

Program Spotlight: In For Of’s Olam Ubuntu Youth Leadership Program

With funding from the Gendler Grapevine Project and Kreiger Foundations as well as support from the In For Of, Inc. (IFO) organization, the Olam Ubuntu Youth Leadership Program will build participants’ capacity for thoughtful intercultural dialogue. Following a pilot program in 2016-2017, the current Olam Ubuntu program brings together a carefully selected cohort of young [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Rabbi Gendler’s Reflections – a shared post

Today is Martin Luther King Day. We are sharing a post that Rabbi Gendler wrote in April 2013. It is a nice reflection about his participation in a demonstration at the Arlington National Cemetery with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and specifically Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath. He shares a history and perspective not often discussed in regard to [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Yeshivat Chovevei Torah’s Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah’s (YCT) Gendler Grapevine Project included sending YCT student Sam Englender to an eight-week program where he would study Arabic at Zaytuna College, America’s only Muslim liberal arts college. He partook in Zaytuna’s Intensive Summer Arabic Program and was one of two non-Muslim students. He had the opportunity to be immersed in a [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments

Project Spotlight: Jewish Farm School’s Shorashim – Rooted in Justice

Jewish Farm School’s initiative, Shorashim: Rooted in Justice, is a teen-focused series of workshops that uses food as a lens through which to explore a rich range of topics, including sustainability, worker’s rights, social justice, and Jewish traditions. Their project hit the ground running this fall. They are currently in the middle of the series with their [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE|0 Comments