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Rise Up is honored to have been chosen as one of Slingshot’s “10 to Watch” in 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. "

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In the News

Ceasefire Now, by Ilana Sumka on, October 18, 2023.


As Pittsburgh Shooter Stood Trial, Members of a Congregation He Attacked Found Parallels with Palestinians in the West Bank, by Eliyahu Freedman, syndicated by JTA, June 27, 2023.

At White House Pride Event, a Sunny Reprieve from a Fog of Antagonism” The Washington Post, June 11, 2023.


Polluted Skies over NYC Will Become Our New Normal — and This Is Why We Organize” article by Rabbi Jennie Rosenn in the Forward, June 9, 2023.


‘Big Earth Energy’: A New Era of Nature Spirituality Is Here” The Washington Post, May 24, 2023.

Slingshots "10 to Watch" for 2023! This Year's Top 10 Include Rise Up Grantee Partners R&R: The Rest of Our Lives and The Workshop, May 11, 2023.


Jewish Institutions Awaken to Climate Crisis, with Hundreds Pledging Action” JTA, May 3, 2023.

Give Me a Break: How to Get More out of Your Time-off, by Josh Feldman and Rachel Zieleniec on LinkedIn, April 24, 2023.


Jewish Environmental Organizations Help Jews Cope with ‘Climate Anxiety’” eJewish Philanthropy, April 21, 2023.


‘We Passed through that Storm’: Wilderness Torah Raises Enough to Keep Going” JWeekly, April 18, 2023.


Drawing On Jewish Wisdom To Face Climate Anxiety” article by Rabbi Laura Bellows in The Baltimore Jewish Times, March 15, 2023.

Roots on Routes: Connecting Ancestral Migration Stories to Modern Movement by Analucia Lopezrevordeo  and Eddie Chavez Calderon in Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2023.


Celebrating Black History Month in Jewish Spaces” article by Victoria Raggs in the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta FED5, February 2023.

Eco-anxious? Here’s How Judaism Can Help Us Face the Climate Crisis” article by Rabbi Laura Bellows in The Jewish News of Northern California, January 27, 2023.

New Atlanta Event Features Art and Performances by Jews of Color” The Forward, November 13, 2022.

"Kanye West’s Hate Speech Awakens My ‘Triple Consciousness’ of Being Black, Jewish and American" Op-Ed by Kendell Pinkney on, November 2, 2022.

"Facebook Live conversation with Slingshot's Sarah Strnad, Rise Up's Keren Soffer-Sharon, and Representatives from Rise Up Grantee April Baskin (Joyous Justice) and Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife (Kesher Pittsburgh)" Facebook Live, October 25, 2022.

"Your Daily Phil: Impact Investing Moves into the Mainstream + New Models of Community Emerging" on eJewish Philanthropy, August 15, 2022.

"Limits for Growth: A Dayenu Kind of Pesach for a Dayenu Kind of Year" on eJewish Philanthropy, August 15, 2022.

"Wilderness Torah’s Signature Sukkot Festival Returns in October" article by David A.M. Wilensky in J. The Jewish News of Northern California, August 11, 2022.

"Their Wilderness-Inspired Jewish Wedding Featured an Animal-Skin Ketubah and ‘First Fruits’ Altar" article by Alix Wall on, August 5, 2022.

"‘Breath of Fresh Air’: Camp Tawonga Weekend for Jewish Families of Color Coming up Aug. 25-28" article by Andrew Esensten in J. Jewish News of Northern California, August 3, 2022.

"Tackling Talmud at the Queer Yeshiva" article by SimonRocker in the Jewish Chronicle, July 29, 2022.

"The Queer Mikveh Project Immerses Marginalized Jews in a Changing Ritual" by Rudy Malcom in the Forward, July 28, 2022.


"Their Fortunes Come from Oil. Here’s How These Jewish Philanthropies Deal with Climate Change." article by Asaf Elia-Shalev on, July 25, 2022.

"At Every Level, Jews Must Push Investors to Leave Behind Fossil Fuels" article by Chloe Maxmin, in The Forward, July 19, 2022.

"'We Need To Bring Joy, Power, and Queerness Back to Agriculture'" article by Michela Hayes-Hodge, in Bon Appetit, June 22, 2022.

A Pioneering Shabbat Service Marks a New Way to Observe Jewish Juneteenth” Religion News, June 19, 2022.

"My On-Ramp To Jewish Environmental Activism" OpEd by Max Klau on JewishBoston, May 12, 2022.

"Jewish Summer Camp Veterans Are Opening a Camp for Trans Kids. It Was Filled within Weeks" article by Jackie Hajdenberg on, May 10, 2022.

"Healing from Divorce, at Camp" on The Times of Israel, May 2, 2022.

"Jewish Climate Protesters Challenge Bay Area Financial Institutions" article by Gabe Fisher in J. Jewish News of Northern California, April 21, 2022.

"Local Jewish Leaders Call for Chase Bank to Divest from Fossil Fuels: ‘Move Your Dough!’" article by Adina Keeling in Evanston RoundTable, April 20, 2022.

"With Climate Bill Passed, Democrats Have Delivered on Top Jewish Policy Concern" article by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson in Jewish Journal, April 14, 2022.

"With Blossom and Blood: Painting Our Path to Liberation" by Rabbi Adina Allen on, April 12, 2022.

"This Passover We’re Targeting BlackRock’s ‘Schmutzy’ Climate Record in S.F." OpEd by Gaby Cohen in J. Jewish News of Northern California, April 11, 2022.

"Magic and miracles with Dee Sanae" by Leenika Belfield-Martin in Washington Jewish Week, April 5, 2022.

"Mitsui Collective, Rekindle Fellowship Named to Slingshot List" article by Becky Raspe in Cleveland Jewish News, March 22, 2022.

"Rise Up Is Named One of 10 to Watch by Slingshot, along with Two Rise Up Grantees, Mitsui Collective and Jewtina y Co" article by Ben Sales on eJewish Philanthropy, March 9, 2022.

"Revelation, Co-Creation, Illumination" Dvar Torah by Rabbi Adina Allen on, February 15, 2022.

What Students Are Saying About Laziness, Local Cuisine and an Abandoned Phone Booth” The NYTimes, February 3, 2022.

"The Most Valuable Thing I Can Teach My Kid Is How to Be Lazy" Op-ed by Rabbi Elliot Kukla in The New York Times, January 20, 2022.

"The Jewish Artist Beit Midrash Comes to Boston" article by Judy Bolton-Fasman  on, January 11, 2022.

"The Rise of Privatized Judaism: What It Is and What It Means" article by Erin Tarica and Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. in The Detroit Jewish News, December 24, 2021.

"Fellowship for Diverse Jewish Artists Names 7 Inaugural Fellows" on American Theatre, December 15, 2021.

"New Egal. Jewish Study Programs Offer Alternative to Traditional Yeshiva" article by Shira Hanau on, December 14, 2021.

"The Miracle of Being Seen: A Very LUNAR Hanukkah" article by Noach Phillips in Moment, November 30, 2021.

"Groundswell: Rachel Binstock on Spiritual Adaptation" article by Noach Phillips in Moment, November 3, 2021.

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

"Taking Action on Climate" article by Larry Yudelson in JewishStandard, October 27, 2021.

"This California Camp Lets Jews of Color like Me Just Be Ourselves" article by Jordan Daniels in The Forward, October 21, 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.

"Kesher Pittsburgh Launches Anti-Racism Initiative" article by Adam Reinherz in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, April 30, 2021.

"Jewish Studio Project Nurtures Creativity as Holy and Spiritual Practice" article By Judy Bolton-Fasman on, April 24, 2021.

"Grounded in Gratitude, Tackling Systematic Racism with Open Hearts," article by Rabbi 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.

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