We are so THANKFUL to the Committee on Jewish Identity and Renewal (COJIR) of United Jewish Appeal New York (UJA-NY), who have awarded us a $9,200 grant to partner with the 14th Street Y's LABA Artist in Residence program. The JPP and LABA will use the grant to engage yoiung Jews in their 20's and 30's all across New York.
"This is a huge step forward for the JPP, getting UJA's stamp of approval for our Manhattan pilot program! We really believe that we can use our development process to get hundreds of hip New York Jews - we call them Jipsters - connected to important issues in their own Jewish lives."
The grant will support artist engagement, a juried competition for project support, and then a series of excerpts of new Jewish theater to be performed at the newly renovated Theater at the Y.
Called the Open Studio Residency, this will be the JPP's first project in New York. You can read more here.