Overview 
Making Jewish Places is in an initiative of Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and focuses on increasing Jewish engagement in suburban Atlanta communities by supporting radically welcoming, collaborative neighborhood-based programming. This is accomplished by engaging people where they already live and empowering the local community. Making Jewish Places grants are awarded to projects and programs that Impact residents and Jewish Life in and around the Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, And East Cobb communities.

Requirements and How to Apply 
A project will be considered only once per calendar year, though an organization or individual can apply for more than one project within a calendar year. 
 
To keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs must follow current CDC health guidelines, including face coverings, social distancing, and must take place outdoors.  
 
Applications and awards are accepted and awarded ranging from $500-$5000. 
Individuals can receive up to $500 
A single organization can receive up to $2500 
A collaborative approach (including 2+ organizations) can receive up to $5000

Contact Federation’s Relational Engagement Manager: 
If you are interested in getting feedback about your project idea, feel free to reach out to Carla Birnbaum, Federation’s Relational Engagement Manager. She will work with you on how to best prepare your idea for submission and offer feedback as requested. If you are confident in your idea and want to send the application for review by the Making Jewish Places committee, feel free to complete the application. 
Please contact Carla Birnbaum (cbirnbaum@jewishatlanta.org) for questions. 
The Making Jewish Place initiative is constantly growing and evolving. As we continue to identify underserved neighborhoods, the relevancy and necessity of opportunities like Making Jewish Places is paramount. Having the ability to create connections with intentionality and empower community members to shape the landscape of their Jewish community is a deeply sought-after gift. ​Together we are making a stronger and more vibrant Jewish Atlanta.

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