JConnect

JConnect LA
Program Name: 
Community Experiences for Jewish Young Adults
Grant Year: 
2010
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$200,000
Interest Area: 
Next Gen Engagement
Grant Purpose: 

Create an annual cycle of four festivals in music, culture and service (Camp Jewlicious; TikkunFest; Jewlicious Music; Arts, and Cultural Festival; and LA Sephardic Jewish Music Festival) that will enable thousands of young adults to connect to their Jewish identity through Jewish immersion experiences that showcase young Jewish filmmakers, musicians and artists.

Description: 

Founded in 2002, JConnect works to provide opportunities for meaningful, inspiring, and inclusive Jewish community experiences. Recent projects include Shabbat Tent festival, hospitality tents around the country, and Camp Neshama, a summer camp for young adults. 

Grant Quote: 

"These festivals will attract young Jews across the spectrum of ethnicities, levels of observance, backgrounds and political persuasions. The Foundation grant is instrumental in establishing this type of immersion experience, which is critical to the development of a promising Jewish future in
Los Angeles."

-Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, Executive Director, JConnect