2239 is a “Top 50 Innovative Jewish Initiative”

Washington Hebrew Congregation’s 2239 auxiliary, led by Rabbi Aaron Miller, has been named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish initiatives by Slingshot in their 11th annual Slingshot Guide.

Slingshot is a go-to resource for volunteers, activists, and donors looking for cutting-edge opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thrives. The organizations included in the Guide are driving the future of Jewish life and engagement by motivating new audiences to participate in their work and responding to the needs of individuals and communities – both within and beyond the Jewish community – as never before.

2239 was selected from among hundreds of organizations applying for Slingshot 16 by a group of nearly 100 professionals across the country with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life. Chosen for its innovation, impact, leadership, and effectiveness, 2239 “seeks to nurture an enduring love for Jewish learning and life, in creative, stimulating venues.” Slingshot’s praise continued, noting “…the engagement that truly matters is the kind that happens off the page, which is what 2239 is all about, as it inspires young adults to carry on Jewish traditions in an organic, personal way, providing a vital, evolving, very modern link in the chain of Jewish continuity.”

In 2015, 2239 was included in Slingshot’s regional publication for D.C. This is the first time the auxiliary has been recognized in the national Slingshot Guide.

Mazel tov to Rabbi Miller and 2239!