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Ignition Grant

Matan Institute 2.0

Matan Institute 2.0

Matan – To support the launch of Matan Institute 2.0, affording Matan alumni the opportunity to deepen their disability inclusion knowledge through topic-specific training.

Signature Grant

Camp Yofi: Family Camp for Jewish Families with Children with Autism

Camp Yofi: Family Camp for Jewish Families with Children with Autism

To fund a family camp that will provide Jewish educational programs, curricula, support, and spiritual nourishment for children with autism, their parents, and their siblings.

Ignition Grant

Developing Excellence in a Jewish Special Educational Setting through the Arts

Developing Excellence in a Jewish Special Educational Setting through the Arts

Developing Excellence in a Jewish Special Education Setting through the Arts project enables the Shefa School to develop an arts-enriched curriculum that will ensure a high-quality Jewish values-based education for a special needs population within New York City. Students at the Shefa School, which opened its doors this September, learn and play in an environment that melds Jewish tradition with a...

Ignition Grant

Expanding the “Celebrations!” Program

Expanding the “Celebrations!” Program

Mishkan Shalom expanded the “Celebrations!” Program for children with special needs and their families, in order to accommodate additional families, to include holiday-related experiences, and to consult with other institutions seeking to build similar programs. Ignition Grantee Reflections: Impacts and Learnings “Where are we now, what did we accomplish, and what have we learned?” “It w...

Signature Grant

Teaching to Diverse Learners in Jewish Day Schools

Teaching to Diverse Learners in Jewish Day Schools

To create and enhance professional development curricula and programming for those educating learning-disabled students in Jewish schools and other Jewish educational settings, and to expand outreach and engagement to new cities. The curriculum integrates training for mainstream general and Judaic studies classroom teachers in understanding learning, behavior, and children’s social, emotional an...

Ignition Grant

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Program for Children with Special Needs

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Program for Children with Special Needs

The Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, in partnership with MATAN, started a new Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation program for children with special needs and their families, which was title the 13th Mitzvah. The JCC of Manhattan and MATAN created a classroom curriculum for this projects based on five components: Holidays, Life Cycle, Structure of the Bible, Content of Genesis and Exodus, and Hebrew r...

Signature Grant

Teacher Training for V’Khol Banayikh: Jewish Education for All

Teacher Training for V’Khol Banayikh: Jewish Education for All

To develop a national teacher training program to introduce V’Khol Banayikh, a Jewish special education guide, being published by Torah Aura.

Signature Grant

MATAN: The Gift of Jewish Learning for Every Child

MATAN: The Gift of Jewish Learning for Every Child

Project Description The grant supported MATAN, an organization working to make Jewish education more accessible to children with special needs. The goal was to help congregational schools in New York City to evaluate how they were educating their students and to understand why they weren’t successfully reaching students with learning differences. Where institutional deficiencies were observed, M...

Signature Grant

Promoting Jewish Education for the Disabled via the Internet

Promoting Jewish Education for the Disabled via the Internet

To support the development of a virtual community for Jewish disabled students and support groups. The site that was constructed, www.etta.org, still exists as this tremendous resource: over the past decade, it has received close to a million unique visitors. The foresight of the Covenant Foundation and ETTA in constructing this website has become clearer each year. The look, feel, and content of ...

Signature Grant

Jewish Special Needs Education: Transforming a Successful Local Model into a National Program

Jewish Special Needs Education: Transforming a Successful Local Model into a National Program

A summer training program leading to certification/master’s degree for teachers in Jewish special education.