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Legacy Heritage Fund is proud to announce the launch of the Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education. Consistent with the mission of Legacy Heritage Fund to support Jewish education, the Legacy Heritage Emergency Fund for Jewish Education will enable schools to assist families committed to Jewish education to keep their children in schools despite significant financial difficulties due to the current economic environment.
Updated: Jun. 09, 2009
The Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), a foundation dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide, has committed up to $10.8 million to Brandeis University to establish the Brandeis Genesis Institute for Russian-speaking Jewry and to provide scholarships at Brandeis for undergraduate and graduate students.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
The San Francisco based, Jim Joseph Foundation, recently announced that it would provide five communities with funding for need-based scholarships and subsidies for children attending Jewish schools and summer camps over the next two years. The money will be distributed through local Jewish federations.
Updated: Mar. 22, 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
The Perelman Jewish Day School of Philadelphia, in an effort to increase enrollment by lessening the financial burden on parents, announced a $6,000 tuition reduction for all kindergarten students entering in fall 2009. The pilot program, under the auspices of the newly formed Kohelet Foundation, will offer a total of $27,000 in tuition assistance per pupil for this incoming class up till grade five. The initiative is an attempt to outreach to Jewish families to bring them to enroll their child in a Jewish Day school.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2008
Over 3,000 federation lay and professional leaders from North America gathered in mid November, 2008 at the Binyanei HaUma international convention center in Jerusalem to attend the annual General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities (UJC). During the four days of deliberations, study tours, exhibitions, entertainment and formal and informal contact the cloud of global economic uncertainty and its effect on Jewish fundraising and philanthropy was the constant topic of conversation. The JTA has given the GA comprehensive coverage on its website.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2008
The second of a series of studies by Brandeis University's Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership to research and map the field of education of Jewish youth in the United States. Based on interviews with executives in 16 national organizations concerned with Jewish youth education, the report describes momentum and issues in the field as well as emerging innovative trends.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2008
The leadership of Montreal’s Jewish community recently announced Generation J, a long-term investment to inspire local Jewish youth, enhance Jewish education, strengthen Jewish Identity, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future in Montreal. The program is supported by an allocation of nearly $10.8 million that FEDERATION CJA is putting toward Jewish identity and education in 2008-2009.
Updated: May. 21, 2008
Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, is an annual compilation of the 50 most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. First published in 2005, and now in its third edition, Slingshot continues to highlight those organizations in Jewish life with particular resonance among the next generation.
Updated: May. 13, 2008
The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) is a collaborative initiative of major philanthropic partners, whose goal is to strengthen the Jewish day school movement by increasing enrollment in Jewish day schools in north America.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2008