Grants list for “Community Connections


Ignition Grant

Roots: Deep Jewish Wisdom for Daily Living

Roots: Deep Jewish Wisdom for Daily Living

Temple Israel of Boston – To create and facilitate through The Riverway Project, Roots: Deep Jewish Wisdom for Daily Living, a Jewish spiritual resilience curriculum for Generation Z, Millennials, and the latter years of Generation X. Temple Israel of Boston created the Riverway Project in an effort to connect Jews in their twenties and thirties with Judaism and with each other. Roots: Deep ...

Ignition Grant

2020 Vision

2020 Vision

JCC Manhattan – To develop a curriculum beginning with a weeklong pilot program of 2020 Vision and continuing with a year-long civics “boot camp” course aimed at preparing teens for full participation in democratic society by training them in the art of civil discourse and introducing them to important topics such as news literacy, identifying community challenges, and encouraging activ...

Ignition Grant

ME/WE: Seeing Something New Together

ME/WE: Seeing Something New Together

JCC Greater Boston – To implement the ME/WE project, which uses art to elicit and create stories to help families explore their own narratives and connection to Jewish life. ME/WE: Seeing Something New Together is a direct response to the changing Jewish cultural landscape and to the needs of families of every configuration who want to connect Jewishly. ME/WE will help them clarify their Je...

Signature Grant

CSI: Coffee. Study. Interpret.

CSI: Coffee. Study. Interpret.

The Well – To fund the expansion of its CSI: Coffee. Study. Interpret., a Beit Midrash-style learning series, to three new communities. Initially funded as a Covenant Ignition Grant, CSI offers monthly learning sessions in Metro Detroit, engaging under and unaffiliated young Jewish adults with Jewish text, contemporary issues in the community, and with each other. In 2016, each session dre...

Signature Grant

Jewish Educational Enrichment for Limmud FSU Volunteers

Jewish Educational Enrichment for Limmud FSU Volunteers

Limmud FSU International Foundation – To fund a holistic volunteer education and leadership training program for United States-based Limmud FSU volunteers. Limmud FSU brings together Jews from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) through dynamic, pluralistic gatherings drawing large and enthusiastic audiences. Limmud FSU promotes lifelong Jewish learning, strengthens Jewish identity, and works to ...

Signature Grant

Project Kavod 2.0

Project Kavod 2.0

Jewish Family Service of Seattle – To expand Project Kavod’s reach to the greater community and Jewish Family Service of Seattle (JFS) educators nationally, engaging them around issues of civic commitment and social change. Project Kavod 2.0 seeks to build on the success of Project Kavod, an undertaking of JFS. Project Kavod has established strong connections between JFS staff, boar...

Signature Grant

Machon Madяich for Russian-speaking Jewish Educators

Machon Madяich for Russian-speaking Jewish Educators

Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst – To create Machon Madяich, a fellowship program that will recruit 36 high school and college-aged students from New York City’s Russian-speaking Jewish community annually and train them to work in Jewish educational settings. The Machon Madяich initiative, spearheaded by the Marks JCH, will provide Russian Speaking Jews (RSJs)...

Signature Grant

Enriching Jewish Life and Training Future Leaders in Maine

Enriching Jewish Life and Training Future Leaders in Maine

Center for Small Town Jewish Life – To enhance its year-round training and mentorship  programs, rabbinical internships, teen track initiatives, lay leadership sessions, Fall Shabbatonim, and social entrepreneurship workshops.  The Center for Small Town Jewish Life at Colby College (CSTJL) showcases how academic and community institutions can work together to improve the cultural life of ...

Signature Grant

Base: Growing a National Movement

Base: Growing a National Movement

Base – To deepen engagement with Jewish young adults and to grow its vision for the growing network of Bases in Brooklyn, Downtown Manhattan, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington D.C. Base is a project incubated in Hillel International’s Office of Innovation. The program presents a Jewish educational model for emerging adults, in which a pluralistic rabbinic couple use their home ...

Ignition Grant

Jewish Parent Academy

Jewish Parent Academy

To build on its pilot year of adult Jewish learning for Russian-speaking parents with young families.{{grant_image}} The Jewish Parent Academy (JPA) reaches young Russian-Jewish professionals who are parents of young families in New York. JPA’s robust, substantive curriculum was developed in consultation with Ella Shteingart to guide the faculty of distinguished lecturers. Eleven bi-weekly, 3-...