Bright Ideas: CJP’s Young Adult Grant Recipients

We’re proud to announce the Round I winners of this year’s Young Adult Innovation Grants, Mezzanine Grants and Venture Grants! Through these grants, CJP aims to engage the next generation in Jewish life by building a more open, welcoming community; providing opportunities for young adults to have meaningful Jewish experiences with the potential for long-term impact; and making Boston a hub for creative, dynamic Jewish social entrepreneurs by seeding and supporting innovation.

A huge congratulations to these amazing recipients, and their equally amazing programs:

Young Adult Innovation Grants

  • Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue: Social Justice Beit Midrash
  • Jewish Women’s Archive: Power Couples Boston
  • The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture: Interfaith Havurah on the Hill
  • Uprooted: Chizuk Support Group Network Development
  • The Shabbat Project, Inc. (dba OneTable): One Table Boston: Prototype
  • New England Yachad: The Outing Club—Adventure, Leadership Skills and Fun!
  • From The Depths @ The Giving Back Fund: The Torah Project
  • The MEM Project: Fusing Cultures: Creating a Collaborative Window Exploring our Interfaith Connection Through Glass and Paper
  • Darech HaTeva: Getting to the Woods

Mezzanine Grants

  • Jewish Community Relations Council​: ReachOut Expansion
  • Brookline Chai Center: Shabbat 500
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters: Young Professional Strategy: Implementation Part 1 ​
  • Jewish Arts Collaborative: (the artists formerly known as Boston Jewish Music Festival and New Center for Arts and Culture):
    • Desert Funk Night Featuring A-Wa
    • Beyond Bubbe's Kitchen
  • B-JOTT (Boston Jewish Observant Twenties & Thirties group): Purim Seudah
  • Ma'ayan: The Practice of Mussar: Building our Parenting Middot (Character Traits)
  • Moishe House Boston-Cambridge: Strengthening Jewish Life through Moishe House Boston-Cambridge

Venture Grants

  • Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens – Boston Jewish Food Conference 2016
  • Bamboobzle: Bamboobzle Capacity Building

Want a chance to put yourself on the list? Apply for the next round of funding!

Have any questions? Please reach out to Julia P. at


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