Jim Joseph Foundation

Jim Joseph Foundation Awards $3.6 Million To Four Educational Institutions

08/19/2013
Associate Editor
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One of the largest foundations supporting Jewish education in the United States just awarded approximately $3.6 million in new grants to four institutions.

Jewish Groups Announce New Sandy Relief

03/12/2013

Two Jewish-affiliated groups announced new relief for victims of superstorm Sandy.

Will New Hebrew School Model Help Or Undermine Synagogues?

Collaborative Jewish Journey Project recruits pilot cohort, but turf questions linger.

05/23/2012
Associate Editor

Does Hebrew school sound a little too 20th century for your third grader?

How about eight weeks of “Talmudic Stories In Stop-Motion Animation,” a session of “Create Your Own Hip-Hop Siddur” or a winter break spent doing Jewish theater? Or perhaps your child would prefer to learn Hebrew through a Saturday-night ropes course taught by a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant?

The Jewish Journey Project is the brainchild of Rabbi Joy Levitt.

From Rising Jewish Ed Star To Kiddie Porn Perp

How do you tell your kid his or her teacher has been busted for possessing child porn?

That’s the unpleasant task parents, teachers and administrators at Yeshivat Noam, a Modern Orthodox day school in Paramus, N.J., have had to take on this week.

‘Specialty’ Camp Boom

03/13/2012
Associate Editor

Less than three years after five Jewish “specialty” camps opened their cabin doors, the Foundation for Jewish Camp will help launch four, possibly five, additional special-themed overnight camps.

URJ Six Points Sports Academy is one of five camps launched two years ago.

Moishe House Hitting Big Apple

First foray into New York City for community-building project.

10/12/2011
Associate Editor

Moses (or Moishe, if you prefer) is poised to step foot in the Promised Land — of diaspora Judaism, that is.

Moishe House, the fast-growing outreach/community-building initiative for Jews in their 20s, is coming to New York.

Moishe Housers in Baltimore. New York locations not yet nailed down.

Jim Joseph Foundation Gives $3 Million Grant to Rabbinical School

04/15/2011

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- The Jim Joseph Foundation made a $3 million challenge grant to the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School -- the 5-year-old foundation's first direct grant to a rabbinical school.

The money will be disbursed over a five-year period. The yeshiva will commit to matching $2.5 million of the grant on a one-to-one basis.

Founded in 2001 by Rabbi Avi Weiss, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah has carved out a niche on the left wing of Modern Orthodoxy, ordaining rabbis committed to a more open, pluralistic approach to Orthodox Judaism.

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