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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2019

Camp Tawonga B’nai Mitzvah Program Expansion

Camp Tawonga — Camp Tawonga - To expand and enhance Camp Tawonga’s alternative B’nai Mitzvah Program—for unaffiliated, interfaith, and marginalized families—with a focus on parent education, equity and diversity, and the development of a pipeline for youth engagement.

Signature Grant

San Francisco, CA

120,000.00 (3 years)

Aggadah Adventures: Immersive Learning for Our Youngest Jews

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah — Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - To expand the immersive multi-sensory Aggadah Adventures program to serve a wider audience and increase opportunities for family engagement.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

61,117.00 (1 year)

Shmita: A Jewish Response to the Global Climate Crisis

Hazon — Hazon - To empower Hazon’s national network of educators and leaders to engage their communities in Jewish environmental learning and action, using the upcoming shmita year in 2021-2022 as a point of launch.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

50,000.00 (1 years)

Beit HaYotzer: The Creativity Braintrust

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion — Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, School of Education - To enrich the educational experience of students in the School of Education through engagement with artist-scholars who will support students in experimenting with creativity in Jewish education and leadership.

Signature Grant

Los Angeles, CA

150,000.00 (3 years)

My Parents’ Story and My Own

Holocaust Memorial Center — Holocaust Memorial Center - To support the launch of My Parents’ Story and My Own, a pilot program that prepares the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to transmit their family members’ stories to students.

Ignition Grant

Farmington Hills , MI

20,000.00 (1 year)

Educating for a Jewish Spiritual Life

Institute for Jewish Spirituality — Institute for Jewish Spirituality - To support educators from four Boston-area Jewish day schools in the Educating for a Jewish Spiritual Life professional development program, and to train local facilitators to assist with the program’s delivery and expansion.

Ignition Grant

New York , NY

20,000.00 (1 year)

Virtual Reality T’fillah: How Does Where We Pray Affect How We Pray?

JCDS Boston's Jewish Community Day School — JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School - To support a t’fillah pilot program that will enable students to explore new avenues for connecting spiritually and will support Jewish educators in deeply enhancing students’ capacity for Jewish engagement through prayer.

Ignition Grant

Watertown, MA

20,000.00 (1 year)

Building Jewish Grandparents Learning Communities

Jewish Grandparents Network — Jewish Grandparents Network - To pilot the creation of micro-communities of Jewish grandparents in the Chicago area that will empower grandparents to become active and impassioned cultivators of Jewish values and traditions while simultaneously enriching their own Jewish identities.

Ignition Grant

Stevenson, MD

14,000.00 (1 year)

Jewish Parent Academy Manhattan

Jewish Parent Academy — Jewish Parent Academy - To expand Jewish Parent Academy’s adult education program to Manhattan to engage local Russian-speaking Jewish families.

Signature Grant

Brooklyn, NY

30,000.00 (1 year)

Global Technology Shabbat Movement

Let it Ripple — Let it Ripple - To create a Global Technology Shabbat Movement that supports and guides the Jewish community in building healthier technology habits and enhances the Shabbat experience.

Signature Grant

San Francisco, CA

100,000.00 (2 years)

Tools for Congregational Life and Learning

Liz Lerman — Liz Lerman - To support the development of Tools for Congregational Life and Learning, a new online resource for educators that will focus on Liz Lerman’s creative practices and methods.

Ignition Grant

Baltimore, MD

20,000.00 (1 year)

CUNY Hillels: Sephardic Life on Campus Initiative

Queens College Hillel — Queens College Hillel - To support the CUNY Hillels: Sephardic Life on Campus Initiative, a partnership between all five major CUNY campuses in New York City, which will focus on Jewish learning, leadership training, and community building for Sephardic and Mizrahi students.  

Signature Grant

Flushing, NY

200,000.00 (3 years)

Home Shalom

The Advot Project — The Advot Project - To develop two fellowship programs that will raise awareness about domestic abuse in the Jewish community, and to develop tools to address the challenges this abuse represents to living healthy lives.

Signature Grant

Los Angeles, CA

25,000.00 (1 year)

Dor Hadash

The Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies — The Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Wayne State University - To expand Dor Hadash, an intergenerational Jewish learning program for families, in order to reach a wider range of ages, build community, and provide families with tools for engaging their children in Jewish practice at home.

Signature Grant

Detroit, MI

95,000.00 (3 years)

The Idea Institute

The Idea School — The Idea School - To establish The Idea Institute, the school’s new hub for professional development, community learning, and resource sharing. The Idea Institute will promote interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning to foster inquiry, curiosity, and creativity.

Signature Grant

Tenafly, NJ

50,000.00 (1 year)

Community in Song

The Kitchen — The Kitchen - To support the Community in Song project, an initiative that will build community, increase Jewish literacy, and engage people in Jewish practice through song.

Signature Grant

San Francisco, CA

150,000.00 (3 years)

The Shefa Center: Helping Jewish Day Schools Reach All Learners

The Shefa School — The Shefa School - To support the planning, development, and launch of The Shefa Center, a new resource that will enable mainstream Jewish day schools, in partnership with The Shefa School, to expand their capacity to serve a diverse range of learners.

Signature Grant

New York, NY

110,000.00 (3 years)

The Intergenerational Enrichment Center

Young Israel of Deerfield Beach — Young Israel of Deerfield Beach - To create meaningful intergenerational relationships and enhance the Hebrew reading skills of Boca Raton Jewish day school students in Grades K-2 by pairing them with retired educators for tutoring.  

Ignition Grant

Deerfield Beach, FL

20,000.00 (1 year)