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Signature Grant

The Tiferet Project

The Tiferet Project

Brandeis Marin – To develop an Israel education and engagement curriculum, using art and culture to introduce students to the country, its people, history, and way of life, while initiating conversations about challenging issues facing Israeli society today.

Signature Grant

The Jewish Court of All Time

The Jewish Court of All Time

The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, The Jewish Theological Seminary – To expand the Jewish Court of All Time program by enhancing its civic engagement content, increasing the number of schools served, and providing additional professional development opportunities for educators.

Signature Grant

American Jewish History Curriculum and National Educators Institute

American Jewish History Curriculum and National Educators Institute

National Museum of American Jewish History – To support the creation of a curriculum for students and professional development opportunities for teachers in order to improve the teaching of American Jewish history in day and supplementary schools. In 2016, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) launched its National Educators Institute (NEI), a series of professional develop...

Ignition Grant

Multi-age Pod Instruction

Multi-age Pod Instruction

To fund a professional teacher training program for its faculty and the faculty of six of its partner schools in the Upstate New York Jewish Day School Consortium that will support the complete implementation of multi-age learning.

Signature Grant

The Creative Collaborators Project: An Arts and Social Justice Program

The Creative Collaborators Project: An Arts and Social Justice Program

To create a community arts and social justice program, deepen and develop digital badging, and pilot arts integration for Orthodox girls. The project strengthened The Binah School’s Service Learning Expedition through the creation of a community arts program. This program taught 21st-century skills, such as digital literacy and interdisciplinary thinking, through the arts and provided the school...

Ignition Grant

Chagit Celebrates Across the Jewish World

Chagit Celebrates Across the Jewish World

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Chagit Celebrates Across the Jewish World project expanded and created a formal curriculum for the Chagit initiative, which linked lower elementary school students in several Jewish day schools in North America and in Israel in the study of Hebrew language, and also enabled other cross-communal educational and social programs. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Im...

Ignition Grant

Environmental Engagement in Orthodox Day Schools: An Educational Strategy

Environmental Engagement in Orthodox Day Schools: An Educational Strategy

Canfei Nesharim developed an educational strategy surrounding Environmental Engagement in Orthodox Day Schools, which identified the best products, plans, and venues with which to integrate environmental consciousness and action into Orthodox day schools. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have we learned?” “The grant was i...

Signature Grant

The Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project

The Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project

Grant dollars supported the development of a first-ever, gender-sensitive curriculum for Orthodox day schools. The curriculum integrates feminism and halakhic Judaism to address the often dichotomous representation of women’s roles in Jewish tradition and contemporary Jewish life. The curriculum consists of ten modular units. Each unit revolves around a different theme, such as a characteristic ...

Signature Grant

Project Yad: A Hands-On Day School Training Initiative

Project Yad: A Hands-On Day School Training Initiative

Project Description The grant helped fund the design and educator-training process for a curriculum that helps students to reclaim Jewish text through sacred storytelling using the “Maven Method” – an interactive and contemporary pedagogy for translating and interpreting texts. Colorado day school teachers learned the Maven Method during a four-day training session in Denver; they then retur...

Signature Grant

National Day School Recruitment Campaign

National Day School Recruitment Campaign

The development and execution of a national promotion campaign to increase day school enrollment.