OPEN DOR PROJECT

Giving spiritual startup leaders resources they need to succeed.

Jewish Spiritual Startups & Participants - A Study

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INSPIRING US
INTRIGUING US

COMMUNITIES

The emerging spiritual communities that the Open Dor Project serves are working incredibly hard to meet the evolving spiritual and communal needs of our people. Working from the ground up, one person at a time, they are taking on the urgent need in our time for connection, spirituality, and belonging. These exceptional spiritual leaders are co-creating with and empowering a next generation of Jews and fellow seekers, because they are brave enough to embrace the responsibility to serve in their historical moment.


Click below to learn more about these exciting Jewish innovators and their new expressions of Jewish spirituality and community.

JSP with Rabbi Adina Allen

A creative arts studio in the Bay Area that lifts up the creative potential in each person & offers an accessible, inspiring & creative pathway into Jewish connection & community.

The Well with Rabbi Dan Horwitz

An inclusive Jewish community-building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared to the needs of young adults and those who haven't connected with traditional institutions in Metro Detroit.

Cohere with Rabbi Ari Moffic

Access to an array of personalized options for Jewish learning and experiences with your family and a network of other Cohere participants.

With Rabbi Sara Luria & Isaac Luria

Facilitates creative Jewish experiences in their family home for a diverse community of seekers, interfaith couples, Jews of color, lapsed Jews, spiritual Jews, Jewish professionals, and fellow travelers.

Open Temple with Rabbi Lori Shapiro

Engages the contemporary spiritual seeker with a creative process that is an inroad to services, community, social action and education.

Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg

Building a progressive Jewish spiritual community in Western Queens. Our vision is to transform Jewish people, fellow travelers and the world by creating connections to each other, to the One and to our greater community.

The Den

The Den is a collective of people creating a Judaism that is relevant, accessible, and deeply rooted in tradition throughout the greater DC area.

 

COMMUNITIES

The emerging spiritual communities that the Open Dor Project serves are working incredibly hard to meet the evolving spiritual and communal needs of our people. Working from the ground up, one person at a time, they are taking on the urgent need in our time for connection, spirituality, and belonging. These exceptional spiritual leaders are co-creating with and empowering a next generation of Jews and fellow seekers, because they are brave enough to embrace the responsibility to serve in their historical moment. These communities participated in Cohort 1 and 2 of the project.


Click below to learn more about these exciting Jewish innovators and their new expressions of Jewish spirituality and community.

JSP with Rabbi Adina Allen

A creative arts studio in the Bay Area that lifts up the creative potential in each person & offers an accessible, inspiring & creative pathway into Jewish connection & community.

The Well with Rabbi Dan Horwitz

An inclusive Jewish community-building, education and spirituality outreach initiative geared to the needs of young adults and those who haven't connected with traditional institutions in Metro Detroit.

Cohere with Rabbi Ari Moffic

Access to an array of personalized options for Jewish learning and experiences with your family and a network of other Cohere participants.

With Rabbi Sara Luria & Isaac Luria

Facilitates creative Jewish experiences in their family home for a diverse community of seekers, interfaith couples, Jews of color, lapsed Jews, spiritual Jews, Jewish professionals, and fellow travelers.

Open Temple with Rabbi Lori Shapiro

Engages the contemporary spiritual seeker with a creative process that is an inroad to services, community, social action and education.

Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg

Building a progressive Jewish spiritual community in Western Queens. Our vision is to transform Jewish people, fellow travelers and the world by creating connections to each other, to the One and to our greater community.

The Den

The Den is a collective of people creating a Judaism that is relevant, accessible, and deeply rooted in tradition throughout the greater DC area.

INDIVIDUAL GRANTEES

  In  addition to the cohorts, the Open Dor Project provides matching grant funds to the following communitites.

Click below to learn more about these exciting Jewish innovators and their new expressions of Jewish spirituality and community.

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STORIES

Progressive Modern Judaism
 

ABOUT 

The Open Dor Project is designed to further the creation and development of new and emerging models of Jewish spiritual community around the country.

Our mission is to ignite and accelerate entrepreneurial Jewish clergy to create and grow independent, welcoming, and sustainable spiritual communities that inspire individuals, couples, and families to actively live vibrant Jewish lives. OpenDorProject Team

OUR VALUES

COMMUNITY OF 

COMMUNITY

BUILDERS

We believe that emerging spiritual startup leaders deserve a community where they can learn with and from their peers and mentors, build friendships, strengthen spirits, and feel connected to emerging Jewish spiritual communities across the country.

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OPEN & EVOLVING

JEWISH SPIRIT

We believe in the unlimited potential and flexibility of Jewish spiritual expression that has flowed through our tradition for nearly three millennia.  We trust in today’s Jewish people and leaders to find that spirit’s best contemporary expression through various models of community, learning, and ritual.

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CONNECTION &

BELONGING

We believe in welcoming communities that fully serve individuals, couples, and families who wish to engage in life through a Jewish lens and to feel a deep sense of connection and belonging to each other and the Jewish frame of heart and mind.

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OUR WORK

Our cohort program invites 3 to 5 entrepreneurial Jewish clergy leaders from across the country, to join our learning community.  Cohorts are built to address the most pressing needs of spiritual startup leaders and provide real and meaningful investment in their visions of Jewish spiritual life.

OUR WORK

Support initiatives that bulid relationships between young adults and rabbis.

Millennials and Gen Z'ers report that they want a warm, accessible relationship with clergy, who can bring meaning and spiritual content into personal conversation.

Invest in the infrastructure of clergy building emerging spiritual communities.

Clergy building spiritual communities have many roles, including the logistical roles of running an organization.

Matching grants for entrepreneurial clergy who want to grow their emerging spiritual community.

We bring clergy, community-builders, funders, and potential funders together to learn from each other and to reflect on the spiritual needs of Millennial and Gen Z Jews, as well as the growing field of emerging spiritual communities.

Field-Building

Targeted Grant-Making

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Jewish Grant Criteria
 

CONTACT US

5007 PROVIDENCE ROAD, E216

CHARLOTTE, NC 28226

  INFO@OPENDORPROJECT.ORG

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