Request for Proposals: Tikkun Middot Project (Deadline June 14)

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Request for Proposals: Tikkun Middot Project (Deadline June 14)
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013


Alumni of IJS mindfulness training programs are invited to convene a team of their community’s leaders to develop a proposal describing the community’s proposed participation in the Tikkun Middot Project.  Each community selected to participate will a $7,500 award from the Tikkun Middot Project to support implementation of their plan.  All applications must follow the format described below. 

Rabbi Marc Margolius will be available to assist in the preparation of applications and to answer any questions.  Please submit your completed application no later than by 3:00 p.m. on June 14, 2013.  All applicants will be notified of final selection decisions by June 28, 2013.

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Please be prepared to answer the following questions in your online application, and to upload 2 files
: one word document containing your Project Narrative (answering the five questions below) and one spreadsheet which outlines your budget for use of the $7500 grant.

Name of congregation/community:
Denomination, if applicable:
Number of member units (households), if applicable:

Rabbi (name/e-mail), if applicable:
Cantor (name/e-mail), if applicable:
Educational Director (name/email), if applicable:
President (name/email), if applicable:
Contact person in relation to this application (name, phone, email):

IJS-trained leader who will participate in Tikkun Middot Leadership Group and serve as lead coordinator for the project, (name, phone number and email): 

Names and e-mail addresses of the other staff and lay people who, together with the lead coordinator named above, will comprise the team leading the project:

Project Narrative (in a Word Document):

1.  Describe your project (no more than five pages, double-spaced):  How does your congregation/community plan to utilize the Tikkun Middot curricula and integrate mindfulness and tikkun middot practice in a systemic, integrated manner throughout the life of your community, in a manner impacting as many age groups and activities as possible?

2.  The goal(s) and intended outcome(s) of your project (no more than one page, double-spaced).

3.   The process by which you have sought to and/or will develop “buy-in” from your community for your proposal -- e.g. formal review and endorsement of the proposal by the board of directors, formation of a diverse professional-lay working group, other mechanisms indicating readiness to begin a system-wide process with participation from staff and volunteers (no more than one page, double-spaced).

4.  The congregation/community’s current and past experience or engagement with mindfulness practice and tikkun middot work (no more than one page, double-spaced).

5.  How you envision sustaining this initiative beyond the year of the funded project (no more than one page, double-spaced)

Budget (In an Excel Spreadsheet):

Please attach a spreadsheet indicating how you plan to allocate the $7500 award from this grant, as well as a narrative explaining the basis used to estimate costs and how the major items requested relate to the project.  Note that a portion of these funds may be used to support the project by sending additional  community leaders to the three-day conference to be held from Sunday-Tuesday, October 27-29, 2013, in the New York area (approximate cost $500 pp, plus transportation from your area).  Funds may also be allocated towards guest instructors or speakers, travel, training, consulting, and other expenses specifically related to project implementation (other than food costs).


Contact Information

  • If you have any questions, please contact:

    Rabbi Marc Margolius

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