The Lurie Micro-Grant Program encourages Temple Israel Columbus members and staff to create innovative programs that link their own personal passions with Judaism, Temple Israel, and the Central Ohio community.
Conceived in 2009 by congregants Tom and Nancy Lurie along with former Temple Israel Senior Rabbi Misha Zinkow, the Lurie Micro-Grant program started as an effort to deepen the quality of individual and family participation in Temple life and strengthen connections to the community and Reform Judaism.
By empowering congregants to generate and pursue ideas, programs and projects that improve lives, the program is the embodiment of tikkun olam, healing the world.
For almost 15 years, the program has provided seed funding and program support for numerous Jewish engagement projects that have benefitted both the Temple and the larger Central Ohio community. See below for some of the projects that have received funding.
Apply for a Lurie Micro-Grant
See any good ideas working elsewhere that you would like to bring to Temple Israel Columbus? Want to do something about a current challenge or crisis and mobilize fellow congregants to make a difference? Submit a proposal for a Lurie Micro-Grant. No idea is too small.
Grants go up to $5,000. Email LMG@templeisrael.org for more information or to get started!