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Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, is an annual compilation of the most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. First published in 2005, Slingshot continues to highlight those organizations in Jewish life with particular resonance among the next generation. Since its inception, Slingshot has highlighted more than 250 innovative Jewish organizations in North America.

The Slingshot resource guide is distributed to 7,500 funders, foundation professionals, federation executives, and not-for-profit leaders annually, in addition to tens of thousands of online downloads. Slingshot is read at family foundation board tables, in classrooms, at Thanksgiving dinners, and thousands of other places. If you have an innovative use for Slingshot, we’d love to hear about it.

Slingshot ’14-’15

Congratulations to the organizations selected for Slingshot ’14-’15 and those selected for this year’s three editions and supplements (they are listed below in alphabetical order).

To learn more about all of these organizations, please visit our new online directory.
Slingshot ’14-’15 National Guide

1          A Wider Bridge

2          The Altamont Bakery

3          Amir

4          Asylum Arts

5          AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

6          Beit T’Shuvah: Youth Services

7          Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

8          Challah for Hunger

9          City Harvest’s Kosher Initiative

10       The David Project

11       Eden Village Camp

12       Encounter

13       Eshel, Inc.

14       Footsteps

15       G-dcast

16       Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

17       GLOE – Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement

18       Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

19       Haggadot.com

20       Hazon

21       HEKDESH

22       The iCenter

23       iEngage – The Engaging Israel Project

24       IKAR

25       Innovation: Africa

26       InterfaithFamily

27       J’Burgh

28       JCHAI Transitions

29       Jewish Disaster Response Corps

30       The Jewish Journey Project

31       Jewish Kids Groups

32       Jewish Learning Venture

33       Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington @ Adas Israel

34       Jewish New Teacher Project

35       Jewish Renaissance Project at Penn Hillel

36       Jewish Student Connection

37       Jewish Without Walls (JWOW)

38       Jewish World Watch

39       Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

40       JLens Investor Network

41       JOIN for Justice

42       JScreen

43       The Kavana Cooperative

44       Keshet

45       Kevah

46       The Kitchen

47       LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture

48       LE MOOD

49       Makom

50       Matan

51       Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh

52       MazelTot.org

53       The Miracle Project Judaica

54       Mishkan Chicago

55       Moishe House

56       Moving Traditions

57       MyJewishLearning, Inc.

58       NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

59       Online Jewish Academy

60       Opening the Doors

61       ORA: Organization for the Resolution of Agunot

62       OurJewishCommunity.org

63       The Pearlstone Center

64       RespectAbilityUSA

65       Righteous Conversations Project

66       Ritualwell

67       The Sefaria Project

68       Shabbat Tent

69       Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

70       Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs

71       Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC)

72       Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

73       SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity

74       Storahtelling: Lab/Shul

75       Sunflower Bakery

76       T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

77       TAMID Israel Investment Group

78       Tarbuton

79       TI Fellowship

80       Urban Adamah

81       Wilderness Torah

82       Yeshivat Maharat

 

 Slingshot DC Edition

1          2239

2          AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

3          BBYO Northern Region East: DC Council

4          Gather the Jews

5          GLOE – Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement

6          Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

7          JDC Entwine

8          Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington @ Adas Israel

9          Jews United for Justice

10       Machane TBA L’mata Program

11       Maryland Hillel Fellowships

12       Matan

13       MoEd: A Jewish Afterschool Community

14       Moishe House

15       NEXT DC’s Reverse Mifgash

16       NOVA Tribe Series: A Project of NVHC

17       Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

18       Sunflower Bakery

 

Slingshot Midwest Edition

1          AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

2          Bayit Afterschool

3          Hands of Peace

4          Inclusion Department of the Sabes Jewish Community Center

5          InterfaithFamily/Chicago

6          Jewish Community Action

7          Jewish Enrichment Center

8          Jewish Student Connection

9          L’Dor v’Dor Northern Michigan Jewish Women’s Rural Leadership Consortium

10       Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership

11       Mishkan Chicago

12       Moishe House

13       Nishmah: the St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project

14       Opening the Doors

15       OurJewishCommunity.org

16       REACH (Resources for Educational Achievement, Collaboration, and Health)

17       The Religious School at Temple Israel and Agudas Achim

18       Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council

19       SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva

20       TAMID Israel Investment Group

21       Two Tribes, One Vision

 

Slingshot Supplement on Women and Girls

1          ATARA: The Association for Torah and the Arts for Religious Artists

2          Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

3          Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

4          Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

5          Jewish Women’s Archive

6          L’Dor v’Dor Northern Michigan Jewish Women’s Rural Leadership Consortium

7          Lilith Magazine

8          Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh

9          Moving Traditions

10       National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. (NCJW)

11       Nishmah; the St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project

12       ORA: Organization for the Resolution of Agunot

13       Shalom Bayit

14       Shalom Task Force

15       Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

16       Sixth & I Historic Synagogue’s Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood

17       T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

18       The Women’s Jewish Learning Center

19       Yeshivat Maharat