•The Slingshot Fund has released its 2022 “10 to Watch,” a list of 10 relatively new Jewish nonprofits responding to the current concerns of American Jews in original ways.
• This year’s list spotlights issues that have become hot topics in Jewish communal discourse in recent years, including gender equality, mental health and Jewish racial diversity.
• Slingshot doesn’t fund the groups, but uses the list to draw attention to them in the hope that they’ll forge connections with Jewish philanthropists, especially younger ones.
• In 2020, it transitioned to a list of 10 organizations that were founded within the past five years. And this year, it changed its application process, no longer requiring organizations to submit a special application. Instead, it invited groups to send in a grant application or annual report they’d already written which led to a greater number of eligible submissions – 53 this year up from 37 last year.
Roughly one sixth of applicants focused on Jews of color accordingto CEO Stefanie Rhodes who said “It is much more representativeof the entiretyof our community.”
Ruthie Braffman Shulman
Ruthie Braffman Shulman served as a Devorah Scholar at the United Orthodox Synagogue in Houston, TX. There she held the role of Director of Education and