The Covenant Grants

The Covenant Foundation invites applications for innovative programs in Jewish schools, community organizations, and other institutional settings. These grants will provide funding to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement significant and financially responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially adaptable in other settings. Covenant Grants may also be awarded for projects whose purpose is to disseminate particularly effective existing programs.

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2018

Family Education in the 21st Century: Emergent Small Groups Connected to Legacy Institutions

14th Street Y — 14th Street Y - To pilot and launch a new model of Jewish education for millennial families, with the ultimate goals of creating Jewishly-engaged family groups and codifying a model that can be adapted at JCCs around the country.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

50,000.00 (1 year)

The Jewish Lens at The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

American Friends of Beit Hatfutsot — American Friends of Beit Hatfutsot - To manage, develop, and promote The Jewish Lens program throughout North America (including Canada, the United States, and Mexico). Beit Hatfutsot will enhance the curriculum, add new visual art forms, increase the program’s digital presence, and design three specific program tracks to better serve the needs of learners.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

35,000.00 (1 year)

The Emma Lazarus Project

American Jewish Historical Society — American Jewish Historical Society - To create the Emma Lazarus Project, a multi-faceted website with video, curriculum, a poetry contest, and accompanying professional development (both live and in synchronous webinars) to engage Jewish educators and students with the rich legacy of Emma Lazarus. The project will also demonstrate how delving into historical complexities serves as a catalyst for ...

Signature Grant

New York, NY

170,000.00 (3 years)

The Base Artists-in-Residence Fellowship

Base — Base - To create the inaugural Base Artists-in-Residence Fellowship, in which two cohorts of emerging Base artists will engage in Jewish learning with rabbinic mentors, enabling them to explore their craft and artistic process through a Jewish lens. Base is a project incubated in Hillel International’s Office of Innovation.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

16,500.00 (1 year)

Passport to Peoplehood

Be’chol Lashon — Be’chol Lashon - To focus on development, distribution, and training for Passport to Peoplehood (P2P). Be’chol Lashon will connect with educators and students at multiple touch points with the ultimate goal of giving teachers the skills and tools they need to teach the P2P content.

Signature Grant

San Francisco, CA

30,000.00 (1 year)

The Tiferet Project

Brandeis Marin — 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

San Rafael, CA

150,000.00 (3 years)

Jewish Education and Life Coaching for Youth Professionals

CAJE: Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education — Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education - To create Jewish Education and Life Coaching for Youth Professionals, a unique, adaptable professional development curriculum and coaching certification program for youth professionals.

Signature Grant

Miami, FL

50,000.00 (1 year)

Aggadah Adventures: Immersive Learning for Our Youngest Jews

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah — Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - To create a series of four uniquely immersive Jewish learning experiences for the congregation’s youngest Jews (ages 0-6) and their grown-ups, in which children and parents will see Jewish stories come to life through song, puppetry, and participatory interaction.

Ignition Grant

New York, NY

15,250.00 (1 year)

Blueprinting JCCA’s Center for Arts and Culture

JCC Association of North America — JCC Association of North America - To create the blueprint for JCCA’s Center for Arts and Culture, a connected community of arts professionals, who will build a shared vocabulary and develop a strategy to help further integrate arts and culture educational programming within JCCs nationwide.

Ignition Grant

New York, NY

20,000.00 (1 year)

Matan Institute 2.0

Matan — 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.

Ignition Grant

New York, NY

20,000.00 (1 year)

Text and Tradition: A Jewish Study and Values Initiative for Senior Professionals in Jewish Non-profits

Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at the George Washington University — Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at The George Washington University - To create the Text and Tradition Initiative, a twelve-month blended learning program for senior professionals working in Jewish nonprofits, which will provide high-level learning around Jewish values, rituals, and foundational concepts in order to foster cultural competence and confidence in the Jewish workpl...

Signature Grant

Washington, DC

150,000.00 (4 years)

The Peaceful Parent Project

Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning — Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning - To develop and launch the first year of The Peaceful Parent Project, a program integrating Jewish text study with mindfulness practices to support parents’ efforts to rear their children in compassionate, spiritually-connected, and inspired Jewish families.

Ignition Grant

Skokie, IL

18,600.00 (1 year)

The Reboot Fellowship Program

Reboot — Reboot - To fund the Reboot Fellowship Program, which will provide members of the Reboot network with deep, immersive Jewish educational experiences and inspire them to create products and programs that will engage and educate a new generation of Jews.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

50,000.00 (1 year)

JCC Global MekoRock: Connecting Youth to the Global Jewish Community through Music

The Harold and Elaine Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson — The Harold and Elaine Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson - To fund the JCC Global MekoRock: Connecting Youth to the Global Jewish Community through Music program, which engages teens through music and uses Jewish texts as vehicles for strengthening Jewish education, Jewish identity, and Jewish peoplehood.

Ignition Grant

New York, NY

20,000.00 (1 year)

Catalyzing the Creative Facilitator Training Program

The Jewish Studio Project — The Jewish Studio Project - To develop a comprehensive curriculum on the Jewish Studio Process methodology that will serve as the foundation for the Creative Facilitator Training (CFT) program.

Ignition Grant

Berkeley, CA

20,000.00 (1 year)

The Jewish Court of All Time

The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary — 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

New York, NY

142,500.00 (2 years)

A Seat at the Table: A Journey of Jewish Food

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research — YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - To fund the development and implementation of a unique online course on the history of Jewish food, which will address the subject from multiple access points and perspectives and will include the exploration of the role of Jewish food in shaping culture, tradition, and identity.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

95,000.00 (2 years)