Grants: Year 1991

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1991

Spirituality

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1991 PAYMENTS GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/91
American Jewish Congress
Los Angeles, California
For support and development of the Jewish Feminist Center. $20,000 $20,000  
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Los Angeles, California
For the expansion and development of the School of Traditional Jewish Meditation. 30,000 30,000  
B'nai B'rith Women
Washington, DC
For a book by a Jewish grandparent on ways for grandparents to share Judaism with their interfaith grandchildren. 15,000 15,000  
CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
New York, New York
For creating a new curriculum on Judaism and gender to be used in adult leadership classes around the country. 25,000 25,000  
CUNY Board of Higher Education
New York, New York
To develop the Outreach to the Intermarried Training Program at the Center for Jewish Studies. 20,000 20,000  
Hospital Chaplaincy
New York, New York
To train rabbinic students as hospital chaplains and pastoral counselors. 45,000 45,000  
Hospital Chaplaincy
New York, New York
For a two-year expansion of rabbinic training staff and to support the student intern program. 70,000 35,000 35,000
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, New York
A two-year grant to support institutes for rabbinic spiritual renewal. 85,000 50,000 35,000
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
To support a book by Rodger Kamenetz on the Tibetan-Jewish Dialogue. 12,096 12,096  
Midbar
Sudbury, Massachusetts
For development of a strategic business plan for the creation of a Jewish Retreat Center. 45,000 45,000  
P'Nai Or Religious Fellowship
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For a handbook and seminars on Spiritual Eldering and to develop the Eco-Kosher project. 30,000 30,000  
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
To train rabbinic students as spiritual leaders. 75,000 75,000  
Shefa Fund
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For planning and developement, and for general operating support of the Jewish Healing Center. 345,000 170,000  175,000
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
New York, New York
To enable the effective replication of the Stepping Stones program for interfaith families nationwide. 40,000 40,000  
Young Men's & Young Women's Hebrew Association
New York, New York
To support the expansion of Derekh Torah, a program of Jewish education for adults. 25,000 25,000  

 

Social Justice

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1991
PAYMENTS
GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/91
American Jewish World Service
New York, New York
To establish or expand the Volunteer Councils for Development and to promote Jewish education and outreach activities. $40,000 $40,000  
American Jewish World Service
New York, New York
To support a visit of the Dalai Lama and the Service's Tibetan Economic Development Project. 10,000 10,000  
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
New Haven, Connecticut
To establish the Robert Cover Memorial Lectureship in Law and Religion. 10,000 5,000  
Institute for Labor and Mental Health
Oakland, California
For Tikkun Magazine to commission investigative journalism on Jewish life. 20,000 20,000  
Jerusalem Foundation
New York, New York
A Gulf War emergency grant for informational flyers, supplies, counseling, and medicine. 10,000 10,000  
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Chicago, Illinois
A two-year grant for outreach to the Chicago Jewish community and for a Community Partnership program. 70,000 35,000 35,000
Jewish Fund for Justice
New York, New York
To support synagogues' involvement in poor communities. 40,000 40,000  
New Israel Fund
New York, New York
For a Gulf War emergency grant to help the New Israel Fund grantees meet special demands caused by the war. 97,500 97,500  
Religious Action Center
Washington, DC
To educate and train congregational social action committees nationwide. 35,000 35,000  
Shefa Fund
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
To support the second Jewish Funders' Network Conference. 7,500 7,500  
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
New York, New York
For outreach efforts to promote grassroots social justice education. 25,000  25,000  
Wisconsin Law Alumni Association
Madison, Wisconsin
For conference of Jewish law professors on Jews in the law. 15,000 15,000  

 

Relations Between Jews and Non-Jews and Among Jews

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1991
PAYMENTS
GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/91
Americans for Peace Now
New York, New York
To promote peace in the Middle East. $20,000 $20,000  
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
To convene the third of a three-part workshop to deepen trust between prominent Israelis and Palestinians. 25,000 25,000  
Jewish Museum
New York, New York
To design the exhibition Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews, and to prepare educational materials. 40,000 40,000  
Project Nimsha
Washington, DC
To present American Jewish audiences with Israeli generals speaking on the exchange of land for peace. 40,000 40,000  
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
For six months of publication research on the study, Strategic Ramifications of the Guf Crisis by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. 20,000 20,000  

 

Jewish Education

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1991
PAYMENTS
GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/91
Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
New York, New York
To support the Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education, 1991. $5,000 $5,000  
Congregation Emanuel
Denver, Colorado
For the ongoing work of the Stepping Stones program for children of interfaith families. 10,000 10,000  
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
New York, New York
To support research on successful models of Jewish supplementary education through the Fund for Journalism in Jewish Life. 15,000 15,000  
Hebrew Union College
New York, New York
For rabbinic education in the fields of liturgy and theology. 31,000 31,000  
Museum of Modern Art
New York, New York
For a retrospective on the Yiddish cinema: 1920-1950. 50,000 50,000  
National Foundation for Jewish Culture
Washington, DC
For a re-granting program and a three-year grant for development of the Jewish Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. 260,000 110,000 150,000
United Jewish Federation of Metro West
East Orange, New Jersey
For Jewish education of unaffiliated, intermarried couples and their children. 15,000 15,000  

 

Jews from the Former Soviet Union:
Activities in the Former Soviet Union and Israel

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1991
PAYMENTS
GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/91
Aleph Society
New York, New York
To support the development of the Jewish Free University in Moscow. $25,000 $25,000  
American Friends of Rechov Sumsum (Sesame Street, Inc.)
New York, New York
A two-year grant to dub into Russian thirteen episodes of Shalom Sesame. 50,000 25,000 25,000
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
New York, New York
To assess the current state of Jewish journalism in the former USSR and for training and networking for Jewish journalists. 44,000 44,000  
Foundation for Social Innovations USA
San Francisco, California
To maintain effective communications link between Jews in the United States and the former USSR. 10,000 10,000  
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
New York, New York
To coordinate a prominent, international secretariat to represent the cause of Soviet Jews at the Conference on the Human Dimension in Moscow. 10,000 10,000  
New Israel Fund
Washington, DC
(i) A two-year grant to train leadership of organizations initiated by Soviet immigrants in Israel; (ii) A one-year grant to establish a food co-op run by Russian immigrants in Israel; (iii) A one-year grant for the Russian Olim grassroots leadership seminar. 131,000 81,000 50,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism
New York, New York
A training program for Jewish leaders in Moscow on progressive Judaism, education, and community building. 25,000 25,000  
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
New York, New York
A three-year grant to support a chair in Jewish Studies at the Russian University for the Humanities in Moscow. 105,000 35,000 70,000

 

TOTAL   $2,193,096 $1,613,096 $575,000