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The Avi Chai Foundation has given a $1.6 million grant to Yeshiva University to help Jewish day schools improve their financial situations.The grant will go to YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership to support its financial benchmarking work with 30 day schools in five different Jewish communities.The program is designed to help the schools with financial benchmarking and long-term financial planning, and it provides extensive consulting support for participating schools
Updated: Jan. 05, 2011
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Gives $1.1 Million to the Jewish Agency for Schools in Former Soviet Union
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, under the leadership of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, announced a donation of $1.1 million to the Jewish Agency for Israel to support the Heftziba network of Jewish day schools in the former Soviet Union. This comes in addition to the $400,000 in support to the school network given earlier this year by the Fellowship.
Updated: Jul. 18, 2010
Jacob Berkman reports on a press release from the Foundation for Jewish Camp giving a preview of preliminary findings of a major new research initiative which serves to advance the understanding of nonprofit Jewish camp’s impact on adult Jewish identity. Despite the continuing financial struggles of many families, nonprofit Jewish overnight camps are filling up! As in 2009, camps are projecting a flat or increased enrollment over last year. Camps are doing all they can to ensure that every parent is able to send their child to camp.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
Five new Jewish camps are launching across the United States this summer with seed money from the Specialty Camps Incubator run by the Foundation for Jewish Camp and funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation with a $10.1 million grant two years ago. The hope is that these new camps will fill niches and draw hundreds more young Jews to Jewish camps.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2010
The Avi Chai Foundation, one of the largest Jewish foundations, is making preparations for cessation of all its operations in 2020 in North America, Israel and the former Soviet Union, aside from an endowment the foundation will leave to run its campus in Israel, Beit Avi Chai. The foundation is slated to spend down almost all of its estimated $600 million in assets over the next decade.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010
The Covenant Foundation gave out its annual Covenant Awards for innovative Jewish educators Sunday night at the Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C., where the Jewish Federations of North America held its annual General Assembly. Dr. Erica Brown, Scholar-in-Residence at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Director of Adult Education at the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning; Rabbi Stuart Seltzer, Dean of Judaic Studies at the Shoshana S. Cardin School in Baltimore; and Nili Simhai, Director of the Teva Learning Center in New York are the 2009 awardees. Each of the recipients will receive $36,00 as well as $5,000 for their institutions.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
Both the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel have indicated that due to ongoing financial difficulties they may need to drastically curtail their operations in the FSU. These cuts would be a serious blow to both formal Jewish education and social services and significantly undermine what has been a 20-year process to build up Jewish life in the former Soviet Union since the fall of Communism.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2009
The economic crisis sweeping the USA is bringing Jewish parents to explore less expensive ways of providing their children with a Jewish education. One of the options being examined is the establishment of publicly financed Hebrew Charter Schools, such as the Ben Gamla Hebrew Charter School in Hollywood, Florida. Many Orthodox parents reject this option out of hand, while others examine it as a possible way of making Jewish education more affordable.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009
The faltering economy and shrinking funding have caused Jewish non profit organizations to dramatically cut back on activities and staffing. This new situation has been bringing Jewish institutions to consider how they can work together to streamline an organizational world that apparently has become too large to fund. The announcement last week that the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education was canceling its annual conference and seeking ways to provide its programmingwith the Jewish Educational Services of North America could indicate that more such moves are on the way.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
At a meeting of 35 of the largest Jewish foundations convened in New York on December 23, 2008 by the Jewish Funders Network to discuss responses to the damage caused by the massive alleged Madoff Ponzi scheme, the foundations decided to set up a clearinghouse to allow nonprofits to share resources, publicize their needs and callout if they are in danger.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2009