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Combined Jewish Philanthropies will expand its successful affordability program that has made it possible for more families to send their children to Jewish Day School. The program, “Discover Day School” now offers qualifying families “CJP Discover Day School Checks” to cover up to $6,000 toward tuition at any of Greater Boston’s 10 K-8 Jewish day schools. CJP launched the Discover Day School program last year, offering $4,000 (up to 25 percent of tuition) for families enrolling their children in Jewish Day School kindergarten.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), released a new issue of their bi-monthly webzine - Sustained! Viable Jewish Day Schools for an Enduring Future. This issue contains interesting materials to help ensure the continued vitality of Jewish day schools.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
Applications for the Natan/Birthright Israel NEXT Grants for Social Entrepreneurs are now being accepted! Birthright Israel alumni and their peers are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 from Natan to support innovative, ongoing projects that create vibrant communities among young Jewish adults.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
The Orthodox Union’s Challenge Grant has been designed to encourage innovative approaches to address Day School affordability through increasing revenue from non-traditional sources, reducing costs, or creating affordable models for day school education. Each grant is for up to three years to allow for successful implementation. Grants will be awarded ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 during the grant period. The OU is encouraging communities or groups to obtain matching funds from local Federations, local foundations, and local philanthropists.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2011
Rabbi Eliyahu D. Teitz, Associate Head of School of the Jewish Educational Center (JEC) in Elizabeth, NJ, in a post in Text & Texture, vividly describes some of the issues faced by day schools which prevent them from providing a quality Jewish – general education at considerably lower costs. He outlines some of the elements that are involved in the cost vs. quality dilemma.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2011
Haaretz reports that the initiative for Centers for Research Excellence, known as I-Core, part of a multi-year program of the institutions of higher learning which will eventually include 30 research centers operating for five year stretches, is expected to lure back leading Israeli researchers from universities abroad. The overall budget for the centers stands at NIS 1.34 billion, which is on average NIS 45 million per research team. The funding is provided in equal shares by the Committee for Planning and Budgeting, the leading academic institutions, and contributions from various other bodies.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2011
The 2011 Challenge Award for North American Jewish Day Schools was designed to encourage day schools to pursue new and creative initiatives that boost financial sustainability. PEJE will award $625,000, in gifts of $25,000, to 25 schools that implement within 2011 programs achieving one or more of the following goals: increasing key revenue streams of either tuition, annual campaign, or endowment and legacy; creatively responding to the middle-class affordability challenge resulting in increased dollars invested in school or increased enrollment; and producing a bold advocacy campaign that results either in increased inquiries, tours, applications, or enrollment; or reducing attrition.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2011
Three exceptional educators from across the spectrum of Jewish life are 2011 recipients of the Covenant Award for committing to excellence in Jewish education and pursuing innovative approaches that inspire and empower students, colleagues and community. Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora, Jewish Educator at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco; Amy Skopp Cooper, Director of Ramah Day Camp in Nyack (New York) and Assistant Director of the National Ramah Commission; and Rabbi Shai Held, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar in New York City are the 2011 recipients. The three recipients join 60 other Jewish educators honored with a Covenant Award since the Foundation established the citation in 1991. Each will receive $36,000, and each of their institutions will receive $5,000
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
In a recent post on eJewish Philanthropy, Dr. Meredith Woocher, Director of Research and Evaluation at Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, addressed some of the issues of carrying out Jewish Education program evaluation in a world that today is so full of change and ambiguity. She suggests adopting a new approach to evaluation which is able to give meaningful results in complex environments in which change is constant and often unpredictable. She suggests adopting the “Developmental Evaluation” model pioneered by renowned evaluator Michael Quinn Patton.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
To gain a better understanding about the ways that new media can be used to engage people in Jewish life, The Natan Fund is launching a New Media grant area for 2011. Natan’s New Media grants will support cutting-edge projects that use new media to create new access points to Jewish life and learning, build Jewish communities, and/or inspire and enable people to be a part of Jewish life. In this pilot round of the New Media grants, Natan expects to give away about $100,000 in grants ranging from $10,000 – $40,000.
Updated: May. 12, 2011