2019 Wornom Innovation Award Announced

REA is delighted to announce that the 2019 Wornom Innovation Grant has been awarded to Dr. Elliot Ginsburg for a project called “Beloved Land: Israel and Palestine Through the Kaleidoscope,” sponsored by The Aleph Ordination Israel and Palestine Program. This practitioner-oriented project is designed to create possibilities among Jewish congregational leaders and religious educators for engaging in peaceful dialogue and mutual understanding between Jews and Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank. It requires an intensive online preparatory course followed by an immersion experience in the Land, concluding with an online seminar.

The project brings its Jewish participants into dialogue with Muslims, Christians and others in order to wrestle with the varied claims on the Land and the consequences for faith identity and practice in a region suffering long-term fractures. It thus addresses the REA’s concern for diversity, interreligious engagement and orientation toward building a world of greater justice and peace. The designers are deeply convinced that “As religious educators, we will not, cannot, succumb to living in a post-hope world.” REA is privileged to join as a sponsor of this important initiative.

Stay tuned for details regarding the 2020 Wornom Grant, with an application deadline of Sept. 15, 2020.

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