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Grants in North America

L2coLAB Projects

L2coLAB Projects

L2coLAB creates unique projects using theater and multidisciplinary art. Their work has been innovative and very well received.

They have created a wildly successful Purim Spiel Puppet Shadow Theater in Russian and in English, curated an art exhibit celebrating Israel's 60th year of independence, and designed the exciting multimedia installation, OKNA. Addressing ideas of inner beauty, multiculturalism, and belonging, these projects connect Russian-speaking Jews to Jewish culture.

In 2013, Genesis Philanthropy Group funded two new initiatives by this talented group:

Castle in the Clouds — L2coLAB created and produced a new children's puppet show, loosely based on the immigrant tale in a book by Linda Heller. Performances were held in Russian-speaking Jewish communities in New York City, Staten Island, New Jersey and Westchester.
Project OKNA — Expanding on the successful media installation, L2coLAB developed a series of educational workshops based on stories shared by Russian-speaking Jews on the new OKNA website. The project allowed for collaboration around the idea of Jewish identity, placing participants' personal experiences on a historic Jewish timeline. Workshops were held in Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto and San Francisco.

In 2014, Genesis Philanthropy Group is providing support for the continuation of performances of Castle in the Clouds as well as the development of an educational puppet-making workshop to take place after each performance. OKNA workshops will also continue to engage Russian-speaking Jewish communities with a specially created workshop to be designed for younger audiences.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide an open space for Russian-speaking Jews to participate in creative collaborations.
  • Create and provide high quality Jewish cultural content.

Current Grants

Past Grants