The Wandering Jew Truck; a Spiritual Food Truck

$3,852   raised
GOAL: $3,800

33

 Donors

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The Jewish Innovation

The Wandering Jew Truck /A Spiritual Food Truck engages the Jew-ishly curious and those who love us in public spaces serving spiritual nourishment and Jewish enchantment. Creative programs provoke thought, conversation and community at Los Angeles food truck gatherings and Jew-y and non-Jew-y Festivals. With a schedule of offerings including Shabbat Services, guest speakers, Torah Study, Sustainable Drive-in Movie Nights and Havdalah Happenings, community is created by pulling up a lawn chair and introducing yourself. The Jew-Truck will work with a roster of local and national Jewish community collaborators to reach families and individuals outside of traditional community circles. Our bio-diesel fueled truck rolls with the values of welcoming, egalitarianism, and justice for all. A new Mishkon for a new generation.

The Impact

A modern Mishkan, the Wandering Jew Truck draws from an ancient symbol of community in-gathering, reaching new Jews at every “Happening”. In the 21th century, our lifestyles do not revolve around one center. We want to focus our spirituality on community building without the yoke of synagogue mortgages. With a post-Pew study call for action for engaging the unaffiliated and disaffiliated, the Wandering Jew Truck serves the second most visited tourist site in S. California — Venice Beach. With dynamic and creative Jewish programming, community and curiosity, the Jew Truck will re-enchant Jewish life in an already out of the box beach community. The Wandering Jew Truck — a Spiritual Food Truck.

What Will You Do with the Money?

Building a Jew Truck is kind of like building a Mishkan. We need the entire community to help. Artists. Educators. Mechanics. Rabbis. Bubbes. All money raised for the Wandering Jew Truck will go towards truck purchase, refurbishment, design and maintenance.

Monies raised on Jewcer will go directly to our non-profit’s fundraising campaign to support the following:

Used Step Van: A Step Van is like a FedEx truck. We will purchase a used diesel motored truck and make improvements to it for reliability and bio-diesel fuel.

Skins: A food truck is a rolling piece of art. A local Venice artist will be commissioned to provide the design and art for the Jew Truck.

Truck Refurbishment: The Jew Truck will have a cozy interior with cupboards, bookshelves and nooks to store materials for our events. Included but not limited to: movie screen, iPads, lawn chairs, books, art supplies, sound equipment, and other Jew-y supplies.

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2015-01-22
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2014-12-02
Brenna Resnick
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2014-12-02
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$36
2014-11-30
Banchik Family
$144
2014-11-17
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2014-11-13
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2014-11-13
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2014-11-12
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2014-11-12
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$100
2014-11-12
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2014-11-12
Paula Tavrow
2014-10-31
Orit
2014-10-29
Daniela Gesundheit
2014-10-27
Jaime&Susie Gesundheit
$1000
2014-10-27
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$10
2014-10-24
Edward Zuckerman
2014-10-23
Alison Schwartzbaum
$18
2014-10-21
Moses Hacmon - Faces of Water
$36
2014-10-20
Anonymous donor
$18
2014-10-20
Pamela Petrigliano
$36
2014-10-17
Jessica Robins Thompson
$18
2014-10-15
Ilyse Teller
$36
2014-10-14
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2014-10-14
Chaim Stauber
2014-10-14
Melvyn Schneide
2014-10-14
Paula Schneide
$100
2014-10-14
The Yoffe's
2014-10-13
Anonymous donor
2014-10-11
Anonymous donor
$50
2014-10-02
Dinerstein family
$36
2014-10-01
Anonymous donor
$144
2014-10-01
Rabbi Michael Resnick
$1000
2014-09-30
Jessica Youseffi
$18

The Wandering Jew Truck; a Spiritual Food Truck

$3,852   raised
GOAL: $3,800

33

 Donors

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Campaign by
Lori
CA, USA

Founder of The Open Temple centered in Venice, CA, Lori’s rabbinate is dedicated to reaching unaffiliated and intermarried families and seekers. A graduate of both the Academy for Jewish Religion/California as well as the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she has served communities in Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative as well as Non-Denominational affiliations. Rabbi Lori and The Open Temple are a part of a national incubator supporting cutting edge and innovative Jewish programming mentored by Rabbis Without Borders and CLAL. She lives with her husband and daughter in the Venice Canals and is a graduate of Barnard College.

  • A photo of you in the driver's seat!
    1 claimed

    We are so grateful. Stop by the Jew Truck and get a photo of you in the driver's seat.

  • Two Free Tickets to Max 10 at Electric Lodge
    5 claimed

    The Electric Lodge is the inimitable performance venue in Venice, CA. Performance artists, didgeridoo players, dervishes, belly dancers, spoken word monologists and beyond get 10 minutes to perform whatever they want. You come for free.

  • Double Mitzvah Bag
    11 claimed

    It's a mitzvah to light candles on Shabbat. It's a mitzvah to schtup on Shabbat. Our double mitzvah bag makes you ready for both.

  • Kabbalah Bracelets
    3 claimed

    Following the Tree of Life Sefirot, our full set of Kabbalah bracelets is a visible reminder of Mussar (Jewish awareness tradition) on your wrist.

  • Framed photo of the Jew Truck signed by the artist
    1 claimed

    The artist is going to be someone local, fabulous and historic. You will want this swag. It will be worth something someday. Bli Neder.

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