Featured Grantees

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 Institute for Curriculum Services

nov_2016_feat_grant_1_200x300In public and private schools across the country, millions of students each year learn about Judaism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and other related areas. For these learning experiences to be both positive and grounded in fact, educators leading them need relevant professional development opportunities and support. With this guiding principle, the Institute for Curriculum Services works with social studies textbook publishers, develops curricular resources, and trains middle and high school social studies teachers around the country to improve the quality ...More

Alpha Epsilon Pi

img_0154As the only international Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) is uniquely positioned to engage young Jewish men during their formative college years. Its local chapters offer day-to-day opportunities for these individuals to connect with Jewish peers and to positively influence their communities. At the same time, AEPi’s international operations increasingly offer more substantial learning and development experiences to help support these future Jewish leaders. Over the summer, AEPI’s 7th annual Hineni Conference for Jewish Identity Enrichment brought together 120 participants—double from ...More

Brandeis Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Brandeis Summer Institute for Israel StudiesSince 2004, the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS)—the flagship program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University—has prepared 269 professors from approximately 200 institutions across the U.S. and the world to teach Israel Studies in an array of disciplines, ranging from literature and the arts to politics, history, international relations, sociology, and more. Enriched by the scholarship, pedagogical insights, and experiential learning that the Institute ...More

Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools Unveils Catalog of Offerings

prizmah_300x200_featuredgranteeAcross North America, Jewish day schools now can turn to Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools  to support their efforts to educate students and engage families in lifelong Jewish learning and living. Prizmah is an unprecedented integration of five of the leading day school organizations—PARDeS (Day Schools of Reform Judaism), PEJE (the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), RAVSAK (Jewish Community Day School Network, Schechter, and Yeshiva University School Partnership—designed to leverage proven models of success to meet the ...More

Jewish Journey Project – From Innovation to Self-Sustaining

CelebratiJJP Shalom Hebrew Reading Practice Bet, Tav and Shinng its fourth year, JCC Manhattan's Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is an innovative supplemental Jewish education program for 3rd – 7th graders based on  four visionary pillars: flexibility, innovation, collaboration and community. Together with congregational partners from around the area, JJP has engaged more than 800 children and their families by using the rich and diverse history of New York City as an experiential “classroom.” Some of its most popular courses are Architecture: ...More

JOFEE Network Gathering

Bonded by a shared passion for Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE), more than 160 professionals from federations, JCCs, camps, independent Jewish organizations, and secular institutions, along withGathering 3 emerging leaders, funders, and many more community stakeholders, came together at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center earlier this month for the first-ever JOFEE Network Gathering. Participants were welcomed by Hazon President & CEO Nigel Savage, conference organizer Julie Botnick, and Steven Green of the Jim Joseph Foundation and learned from each other and from ...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.