Reboot in partnership with IKAR

Reboot in partnership with IKAR
Program Name: 
Death over Dinner: Jewish Edition
Grant Year: 
2016
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$150,000
Interest Area: 
Next Gen Engagement
Grant Purpose: 

Death Over Dinner: Jewish Edition engages thousands of Jews, primarily in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, in dinner table conversation about death, relationships, and end-of-life questions.

Description: 

Founded in 2001, Reboot offers intimate and community events, gatherings, and exhibitions along with recordings, books, films, and a wide array of digital participation programs that engage hundreds of thousands of millennial Jews annually in connecting to Jewish life.  Founded in 2004, IKAR is a thriving Jewish community focused on ritual and spiritual practice and a deep commitment to social justice.  

Grant Quote: 

"We are delighted to pilot Death Over Dinner: Jewish Edition in Los Angeles because of the generous support from the Jewish Community Foundation. The tough yet inspiring conversations that will evolve from these dinner conversations will help the participants better understand their life paths and their family's thoughts and wants about the end of life experience, framed by Jewish texts and ideologies about life and death."                                                                                      - David Katznelson, Executive Director