Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is proud to announce that, along with Temple Isaiah, and Congregation Kol Ami, we have received a major, multi-year Cutting Edge Grant from The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The Cutting Edge Grant* has been awarded to create and establish “The Synagogue Village"… a participatory, intentional community that directs resources, talents, services and energies to enable members to age-in-place.

As a continuation of the work done with the “Next Stage: Boomers & Beyond Initiative” led by Rabbi Laura Geller, "The Synagogue Village" will be the first inter-congregational neighborhood-based village designed to create a strong intergenerational community built on a foundation of Jewish values where neighbors are interdependent, support each other, have fun together, and deepen their Jewish connections within the neighborhood. While there are more than 100 villages around the country that are part of the Village-to-Village Network, ours will be the first created by faith communities.

Want to Learn More?

If you are interested in learning more information about The Synagogue Village please click here This project is really cutting edge! It truly takes a village to enrich our lives. Be a part of it!

*The Foundation’s Grants Program is intended to support creative thinkers, social entrepreneurs and innovative organizations in the local Jewish community by providing funds to assist underserved communities, support for Jewish organizations embracing technology, and explore new models of synagogue leadership.