Twenty-two Bay Area Jewish nonprofits have been highlighted in a regional guide produced by Slingshot, an organization that recognizes innovative Jewish programming. Nine of the 22 also made it into the 2017 edition of Slingshot 50, which recognizes Jewish innovation nationwide.
Slingshot released two regional guides this year, in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
The 22 organizations represent different areas of focus in the Jewish world. The nine that appear in both the regional and national guides are Bend the Arc, BimBam, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Jenerator, Keshet, Moishe House, OneTable, Urban Adamah and Wilderness Torah. The others are At the Wall, Grow Justice: Fight Hunger (Peninsula JCC program), Honeymoon Israel, InterfaithFamily, the Jewish Film Institute, the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, the Jewish Studio Project, Jewish Youth for Community Action, JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa), JLens Investor Network, Kevah, Reboot and Shalom Bayit.
Founded 12 years ago, Slingshot serves as a resource for activists, donors and cutting-edge Jewish innovators. Said executive director Stefanie Rhodes of this year’s listings, “We believe that it is from the incredible organizations within this guide that some of the most important responses to today’s challenges will emerge.”
For information on this year’s listed agencies, see slingshotfund.org.