Innovation Garden

The Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood is excited to announce the two recipients of the Dan Cedarbaum prize in Jewish Education…

Rabbi Michelle Greenfield from Kol Tzedek Synagogue in Philadelphia, Kol Tzedek Hebrew and Tefillah Curriculum, a project engaging children in producing liturgy that reflects the pluralism and diversity of the Jewish community

Rabbi Bec Richman, whose B’Yadeinu Monthly Makers project establishes a new center for Jewish growth  in Cleveland Heights, Ohio incorporating meditation, music, and art


In addition to our two recipients of the Dan Cedarbaum Prize, we have placed fourteen other projects in our 21st-century Kaplanian Innovation Garden. We found the work suggested in each of these projects to be creative and worthy of further support. We have thus given them a $250 Kaplan Center innovation award. Later in the summer, you will find fuller descriptions of these projects and links to allow educators, rabbis, and lay leaders to explore the ways of thinking embedded in each. 

Returning to the Well

Introduction to Peoplehood – An Interactive Course