Jewish Women and Girls in the Greater Washington DC Region
Addressing Issues Faced by Adolescent Girls, “Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing,” Moving Traditions, $15,000 — Helps pre-teen and teen girls grapple with body image, stress, popularity, friendships and developing healthy relationships through a Jewish lens. The program builds girls’ self-esteem, leadership skills, and Jewish identity.
Female Participation in a Modern Orthodox Synagogue, “Makom: Finding a Place for our Growing Girls,” Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue, $8,500 — Improves the status of girls at a Modern Orthodox synagogue by empowering them to assume spiritual leadership roles as Torah scholars and educators. Girls in 4th– 8th grade meet once per month with their mothers and a female educator to engage in text study, participate in expressive creative arts such as drama workshops, and receive training in public speaking and writing to prepare them to deliver sermons to the congregation from the pulpit.
Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA), $4,500 — Creation of a new comprehensive system for improved outreach to local Jewish educational institutions, resulting in significantly greater numbers of local teens participating in teen dating violence prevention programs on an annual basis.