One of the largest foundations supporting Jewish education in the United States just awarded approximately $3.6 million in new grants to four institutions.
The San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation awarded up to $1,475,000 over six years to George Washington University for a new graduate program preparing experiential educators in Jewish cultural arts; up to $1.2 million over five years to University of California, Berkeley’s Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, economy and Society; up to $548,000 over one year to Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America to support alumni programming for Jewish educators; and up to $250,000 over two years to the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, for a fellowship program.
Established in 2006, the Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded $270 million so far; its priorities are to increase the number and quality of Jewish educators, expand effective Jewish learning for youth and young adults and strengthen the field of Jewish education.
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