Beth Shir Shalom

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Amount:
$50,000
Year:
2021
Field of Interest:
Religious Life
Program Name:
Engagement and Membership
Grant Type:
Reimagine Grants
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Established in 1939, Beth Shir Shalom is a Reform congregation located in Santa Monica. It fosters a thriving and inclusive Jewish community, providing spiritual sanctuary with diverse programming and lifelong learning for all generations. It operates a religious school and Hebrew school.

GRANT PURPOSE

To support professional development, leadership development, and staff wellness strategies responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on synagogue clergy, staff, and lay leadership.

Thanks to the generous grant we received from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, the efforts to bring our community together at this great time of need is off to a successful start. Beth Shir Shalom has greatly expanded its outreach and programmatic output as we welcome people safely back to in-person events. The grant has also enabled us to focus on our staff’s well-being. Our community has been deeply enriched by the gracious support from The Foundation.

Cynthia Barzilai
Executive Director