ReJewvenate – Life Begins at 40 (plus)

$1,282   raised
GOAL: $1,200

26

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The Jewish Innovation

“40 Plus & Screwed” was the title of the article that got me fired from my job, and at the same time, started the “fire” for “ReJewvenate”, a website to network, promote, create and share exciting and inspiring travel, volunteer and learning opportunities for the 40 plus age group in the Jewish world: “Building a sustainable community can’t be just about paying for buses full of young people in hopes they will make Jewish babies… We need to make sure the babies we want have respected, active, well-integrated grandparents, uncles, aunts… (read more below and in the links attached).
Last year, with the help of my advisory committee, we created “ReJewvenate @ Pardes”, a grant to cover tuition at Pardes’ summer program. The only condition: to be over 40 and not had “immersive Jewish learning”. The idea: to acknowledge and encourage the fact that many of us come later in life to Jewish life; that “life begins at 40”, and that growing Jewishly should never stop.

The Impact

With people living longer, and life’s choices being what they are, many of us come to Jewish life later in our years, at a time when no one waits for us with exciting and inspiring programs. This hurts two groups: those over 40 and those under 40. Those over 40 for having nothing to do, and those under – for having nothing to look forward to. This needs to be changed. There should be birthright for those over 50. if it’s a “birthright”, it’s theirs too, whether it’s “all free” or partially supported.
In addition, “we need to leave our young adults with a clear message, that after 40 – you’re not screwed, because they too, like us, will reach that noble old age one day, and they should know that Jewish life isn’t over then; in fact, we’ve only just begun.”

What Will You Do with the Money?

The funds raised will be used in two ways:
1. To upgrade and continue to maintain ReJewvenate’s website; seeking existing programs; creating platforms to network and promoting the opportunities available for the 40 plus age group. There is no charge for my work, only for the webmaster, at about $100-200/month.
2. Continue to offer the “ReJewvenate @ Pardes” grant to more applicants (last year we had one. This year we’re able to fund two). Pardes has been chosen currently as an optimal experience because of its location (Jerusalem) and accessible program to English speakers of all learning levels. The 3 weeks program includes half a day travel in the area each week.

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ReJewvenate – Life Begins at 40 (plus)

$1,282   raised
GOAL: $1,200

26

 Donors

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Michal - reJewvenate
CA, USA

Born and raised in Israel, I have been a leader and educator in the Jewish Community of Northern California for over twenty years where I've acted as an interim rabbi, teacher, federation executive director and more. My BA is in Studies of Israel and Education, and my Masters are in Jewish Studies, and Clinical Psychology. I'm currently pursuing my PsyD, specializing in organizational psychology. My first book has been accepted for publication by Steimatzky in Israel, and my blog can be found at www.miko.284. Jewish continuity is at the heart of much of what I do.

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