Synagogue Council has established a grant-making initiative meant to incubate young and innovative leadership, and women's mentorship, in congregations throughout the state, consonant with our mission to support congregations as vital centers of Jewish life. The initiative is named AREV MA, AREV of Massachusetts. AREV is Hebrew word that can be translated both as "connected" or "beautiful." In our case, it also stands for Anita Redner Empowerment Vehicle. Anita had an immeasurable impact on everyone she touched, and we aim to perpetuate that legacy. Through AREV MA, we will distribute $1800 grants and, along with the funds, provide support and resources for recipients to maximize the impact of their new programs. In the first year, we will give out four $1800 grants and we have a dynamic, talented, multi-generational AREV MA steering team who will set up the protocols, make the granting decisions, and act as stewards to the awardees.
Please support this worthy and ongoing project, thereby contributing to the strength of Jewish life in our Commonwealth.