Opening the Dor

Launched in 2020, the Opening the Dor initiative from Honeycomb is an intergenerational giving experience that connects teens and seniors through philanthropy, identity, storytelling and heritage.

Honeycomb is launching a second cohort of this initiative.

Selected organizations will receive training, resources and funding from Honeycomb to launch this exciting program.

Scroll down to learn how to apply.

This program was made possible with the generous support of The Sephardic Foundation On Aging.

Pilot Communities:

  1. Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

    Community Foundation, Portland OR

  2. Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

    Federation and Foundation, Chicago IL

  3. Congregation Gates of Heaven

    Synagogue, Schenectady NY

  4. The Community Synagogue

    Synagogue, Port Washington NY

  5. 4Front Baltimore

    Teen Initiative , Baltimore MD

  6. Jookender Community Initiatives

    Framingham MA

  7. Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

    Community Foundation, Scottsdale AZ

Apply today!

Honeycomb is thrilled to share that we are launching a second cohort of our Opening the Dor program. Honeycomb will be accepting up to 20 communities to be part of this cohort. The application is open to organizations who have an existing youth philanthropy program and also to organizations who do not have an existing youth philanthropy program.

Opening the Dor provides grandparents/seniors with the opportunity to be active participants and contributors to Jewish legacy building and tradition within their community through collaboration with their grandchildren/teens. The program culminates in a teen-facilitated giving circle experience for grandparents/seniors in their community.

Honeycomb will work closely with each participating Opening the Dor organization providing educational curriculum, resources, funding and training to elevate and develop their philanthropy programming.

Click here for the application packet!

Watch the recording of our Opening the Dor information session from March 10th,2022. This half-hour session walked attendees through all of Opening the Dor‘s offerings to organizations and enabled attendees to understand how their organizations can be a part of the second cohort of this program.

Click here to watch the recording!

Check out our free Opening the Dor: Intergenerational Giving Guide. This guide helps grandparents explore Jewish identity, family traditions, values and charitable giving by allowing them to pass on their wisdom as grandparents, L’dor Vador, from generation to generation.

Need Help?

For more information, contact Danielle Segal, Senior Program Manager.

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