Each participant committed to developing a project which s/he will implement in his home community after completing the training program. A volunteer mentor works with each participant.
Projects developed by participants include the following:
(1) Connecting young adults to Jewish libraries through activities which take place in the libraries
(2) Nationwide exhibitions of works by Jewish artists
(3) Informal education programs in Jewish schools
(4) Training students to defend Israel
(5) Facilitating expression of Jewish and Zionist identity through the arts
(6) Developing a form for young adults, which facilitates a culture of charitable giving
After supporting Marom’s successful initiative that prepared 18 Latin American young adult leaders to become community leaders, coordinators for volunteer programs, educators and youth activity directors, the Pincus Fund has extended its support for an additional year. The project recently launched an additional training program for a new cohort of 17 young adult leaders (8 from Brazil; 8 from Argentina and one each from Chile and Paraguay).
The project offers four annual 4-day continental seminars and a 10-day seminar in Israel. Another significant aspect of the program includes monthly video conferences that are based on a 10 to 15 minute teaching clip that is comprised of a short lecture, which participants receive and view prior to the conference call. Video clips are prepared by the Masorati Yeshiva in Jerusalem and the Seminario Rabbinico in Argentina using their educators, and these educators also participate in the video calls to guide the teaching and discussion on the subject matter.
Over the course of the project, with assistance and guidance from mentors, via Skype sessions participants are expected to develop a project that they will implement in the home/ local communities. Mentors for the project include the Dean of the Seminario Rabbinico, leading Jewish educators and others.