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Rise Up is honored to have been chosen as one of Slingshot’s “10 to Watch” for 2022! This yearly list features new organizations in the Jewish community using creative approaches to meet current and timely needs.  This year’s top ten include two Rise Up grantee partners - Mitsui Collective and Jewtina y Co.

All ten honored organizations are addressing a range of needs and experiences in the Jewish community—addiction, infertility, the leadership of Orthodox women, Latinx-Jewish identity, anti-racist organizing, and more. eJewish Philanthropy ran a story on 10 to Watch, “Latest cohort of Slingshot’s ‘10 to Watch’ places focus on Jews of Color, gender equality. "

In the News

"A New Group Is Providing R&R for Burnt-out CEOs of Jewish Nonprofits," article by Esther D. Kustanowitz on eJewish Philanthropy, June 9, 2022.

"Ally Voices Speak About Beyond the Count," Jews of Color Initiative, November 2021.

"This Queer Black Rabbi Plays by Her Own Tunes,"article by Hilary Danailova on Hadassah, October 2021.

Join Jews in ALL Hues for the 2nd Annual Jews of Color, Sephardi, Mizrahi-led High Holy Days Services online.

"At a Jewish Chicken Farm, Sukkot Is a Time for Homemade Pesto, Random Dancing, and Making Friends with Strangers," article by Irene Katz Connelly on, September 21, 2021.

"A Hebrew Priestess Reconnects with Her Roots," article by Gen Xia Ye Slosberg on, July 29, 2021.

"40 Days of Teshuva," short film screenings around Tisha B'Av from Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project.

"Violence Done in Our Name," article by Hadar Cohen on, May 13, 2021.

"Black Jewish Lives Matter" episode of Heart and Soul, a podcast on the BBC from Amie Liebowitz.  This episode features Joyous Justice leader April Baskin, May 9, 2021.

"The leadership of Jews of Color: The future is now," article by Tracie Guy-Decker on eJewish Philanthropy, May 5, 2021.

 "Grounded in gratitude, tackling systematic racism with open hearts,"  article by R. Sandra Lawson on eJewish Philanthropy, March 26, 2021.

"We simply feel forgotten about: 9 Asian-American Jews Speak," article in The Forward, featuring Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife, Arielle Korman, and Yoshi Silverstein, March 20, 2021.

"The One Year Mark: Ritual and Accompaniment Through the Pandemic Portal," article by Adam Horowitz, Medium, Feb 28, 2021.

"Don't Call Them 'Fringe': Innovative Jewish Groups Seek Respect from the Mainstream," article in New York Jewish Week, Feb 18, 2021.