The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today as part of its mission to support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education.
Across the spectrum of Jewish educational venues and approaches - from community centers and digital labs, to day schools and synagogues - this new round of grants underscores a commitment to innovative work that is redefining and strengthening the scope, reach and depth of Jewish education.
“We are going where bold ideas and dogged implementation reside,” said Eli N. Evans, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Covenant Foundation. “These new grantees have ideas and approaches of great promise for success, effect and adaptation elsewhere. They are change makers in Jewish education.”
Foundation grants are divided into two categories: Signature grants, which provide funding for up to $250,000 for up to five years, and Ignition grants, of up to $20,000 for one year to support new and untested approaches.
The grants announced today are part of approximately $1.8 million to be distributed this year.
“Those in Jewish education have great visions not only for the future, but for right now,” said Harlene Winnick Appelman, Executive Director of The Covenant Foundation. “We welcome the opportunity to dream with these impressive practitioners in the field and help them turn these visions into reality.”
Hadar, New York: $20,000 for one year to support a series of weekly, cross-denominational Batei Midrash (study sessions) for future Jewish community leaders.