Mission, Vision & Values

The Board embraces its responsibility to sustain the values and to expand the generous philanthropy of its founding donor.

The Board’s strategic planning process resulted in a clearly articulated mission and vision, and a set of core values that inform our work:


  • To foster compelling, effective Jewish learning experiences for young Jews.


  • More young Jews engage in ongoing Jewish learning and choose to live vibrant Jewish lives.


  • Torah and the practice of its core teachings
  • Importance of Jewish learning
  • Recognition that Judaism is dynamic
  • A strong commitment to the state of Israel

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.