Featured Grantees

B’Yadenu Toolkit Now Available

B’Yadenu, which in Hebrew means “In Our Hands,” is a project designed to shift a whole school to cohesively and collaboratively work to better serve all learners. This includes staff, administrators, leaders, and other stakeholders. B’Yadenu emphasizes coordinated and strategic professional development among them all as the engine to drive improvement for the entire student body. By ensuring a good education for atypical learners, schools ensure good education for all learners. Now, the B'Yadenu Toolkit is available to help school teams through a Logic ...More

National Study on Jewish Teens to Explore How Programs Are Helping them “Flourish in Today’s World”

A new national project will explore the learning and growth outcomes of teen experiences offered by the largest organizations that engage Jewish teens in North America. The study, led by The Jewish Education Project (TJEP) and Rosov Consulting (RC), will seek to gather data from as many as 50,000 7th-12th graders across North America. Supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, the study builds on the previous and ...More

Repair the World: Act Now

With more and more young adults engaging in Jewish life through meaningful service, Repair the World—the only organization devoted exclusively to this cause—launched its year-long campaign, “Act Now,” offering opportunities during the High Holidays, Thanksgiving, MLK Day, Purim, and Passover in 2018 to address immediate issues and engage in critical conversations.


Learn about the High Holidays portion of the campaign—Act Now for a Different Kind of Service—at https://werepair.org/high-holidays/

 As we reflect on the past year, we think ...More

JOFEE Fellowship

As Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education (JOFEE) continues to grow and thrive around the country, more individuals are gaining the skills to create and deliver JOFEE programs infused with rich meaning and learning. And with an estimated hundreds of thousands of participants now engaging in JOFEE annually, there is a need for even more talented leaders and educators in the field. To meet this demand, the year-long JOFEE Fellowship run by Hazon develops a cadre of outstanding educators through professional ...More

Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative

The Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative—a network of national and local funders who develop, fund, support and grow Jewish teen initiatives in ten communities—unveiled a new website that shares key lessons, specific program models, and research about Jewish teen education and engagement. Teenfundercollaborative.com is accessible to anyone and is designed to help advance a robust conversation about engaging teens in meaningful Jewish experiences that add value to their lives.

The website is a vehicle to share relevant ...More


As it marks its 10-year anniversary and completes a landmark merger, UpStart embarks on its next phase to support communities advancing innovation in Jewish education and Jewish life. A coordinated group of funders is helping to elevate UpStart's role as a national intermediary supporting Jewish innovation and serving as a one-stop shop for the tools, network, and resources innovators need to succeed. When UpStart adopted us, we had a vision and a couple of successful events, and we believed that our idea had what ...More

Hillel’s Office of Innovation Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs

The Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs has given me the space and tools to turn my ideas into action. It has provided concrete action steps and given me a community of thought partners who have given me faith in the Jewish future. —Miriam Liebman, Jewish Theological Seminary
Developed in partnership with M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, Hillel's Office of Innovation (OOI) Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs is a one-year internship for rabbinical students of all denominations who seek to build the communities they wish to serve. ...More

Reboot – Making Jewish Your Own

Founded 16 years ago, Reboot affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own. Inspired by Jewish ritual and embracing the arts, humor, food, philosophy, and social justice, Reboot produces creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. Among Reboot’s productions are events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) activity toolkits, and digital apps. Reboot also collaborates with local and national community partner organizations to take ...More

The Machar Fellowship – Inspiring Tomorrow’s Jewish Leaders

The Machar Fellowship for recent college graduates interested in exploring the world of Jewish professional careers is now accepting applications. APPLY HERE (open until February 28, 2017) A two-year leadership development program, Machar will provide six talented emerging Jewish leaders with a strong foundation in the early years of their careers in Jewish education that will propel them into the future of Jewish organizational leadership.  Fellows will be paid competitive full-time salaries for the two years. The program is comprised if ...More

Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service

As millions of people converged on Washington, DC for a variety of reasons and different purposes over inauguration weekend, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Repair the World, Moishe House, REALITY, ROI Community, and the Jim Joseph Foundation hosted the Weekend of Hope, Healing and Service. Over those 48 hours, hundreds of people joined in meaningful dialogue about building a more inclusive society and took action during a day of service to help others. Aviva Jacobs, a Schusterman Fellow and a Vice President ...More

New Camp Joins FJC’s Specialty Camp Incubator III

Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has added URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy West to the Specialty Camp Incubator III cohort. Building on the success of the previous two Incubators, this unique entrepreneurial opportunity will now launch six new camps in the summer of 2018. The addition of the sixth camp, as well as the entire program, is made possible by a combined grant from The AVI CHAI Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation.

Specialty camping has proven to be a huge ...More

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.