Becker Mini-Grant Sample Programs
It is easy for Bay Area synagogues to apply for a Becker Mini-Grant supporting adult education opportunities. Click here for a listing of local scholars and educators that you can consider asking to speak at your synagogue. And if you are seeking further examples, mini-grants have been awarded to the following synagogues for adult education programs with an emphasis on reaching parents of school-aged children:
Peninsula Temple Sholom (Burlingame), for Shomrei Adamah, a multi-session adult learning program about Judaism and the environment.
Congregation Beth David (Saratoga) for classes for religious school parents that combine Jewish spiritual teaching and yoga.
Congregation Beth Emek (Pleasanton) for parent education for the deaf Jewish community, specifically focusing on Jewish values and ethics.
Congregation B´nai Tikvah (Walnut Creek) for Conversations With Our Children in a Difficult World, a three-session program for parents.
Congregation Beth Chaim (Danville) for Songs of Our Hearts, a parallel learning program for religious school parents.
Temple Isaiah (Lafayette) for a parallel learning program for parents of teens.
Congregation Ner Shalom (Cotati) for learning opportunities for parents of young children.
Congregation Netivot Shalom (Berkeley) for an evening of learning about the relationship to wine in Judaism.
Or Shalom Jewish Community (San Francisco) for Enchanted Journey with Piyut, built around exploring Jewish sacred song.
Congregation Shir Hadash (Los Gatos) for Experiencing Jewish Culture, looking at the Jewish experience through the lens of the arts, language, and food.