Grants: Year 1992

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1992

Relations - Jews/Non-Jews

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1992 PAYMENTS GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/92
Americans for Peace Now
New York, NY
To support programs to educate Americans about the Middle East peace process. $40,000 $40,000  
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
To support an approach to negotiating the resolution of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict which brings together politicallyactive representatives of conflicting parties. 40,000 40,000  
New Departures
Cambridge, MA
For publication of three articles on topics related to the Holocaust in Reconstruction magazine--the nation's leading forum for serious discussion of AfricanAmerican politics, culture, and society. 15,000 15,000  
New Israel Fund
Washington, DC
To enable American Jewish and Palestinian women to meet with, and learn from, their counterparts in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. 20,000 20,000  
Project Nishma
Washington, DC
To help achieve a political resolution to the Middle East conflict by educating and mobilizing American Jewish leaders to support peace efforts. 40,000 40,000  

 

Social Justice

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1992 PAYMENTS GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/92
American Jewish World Service
New York, NY
To build a national grassroots network of AJWS local groups to reach out to unaffiliated American Jews. $80,000 $80,000  
Jewish Council of Urban Affairs*
Chicago, IL
For a multipronged approach to expanding synagogue and Jewish institutional support for their programs and increasing Jewish involvement in their grantmaking. 70,000 35,000  
Jewish Fund for Justice
New York, NY
A two year grant for outreach to the Chicago Jewish community and for a Community partnership program. 45,000 45,000  
New Israel Fund
Washington, DC
To promote equality of opportunity for Arab citizens of Israel by giving local officials in Arab villages the tools to engage in municipal and regional planning. 260,000 100,000 160,000
New Israel Fund
Washington, DC
To develop an effective outreach program to young professionals and college students. 40,000 40,000  
New Israel Fund
Washington, DC
To enable Israel's National Council for the Child to mount a full-scale pilot project for its Guardian ad Litem project. 20,000 20,000  
New Israel Fund
Washington, DC
To support efforts to train women in East Jerusalem to educate their community about nutrition. 32,000 16,000 16,000
Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values
Rockville, MD
For a conference that will bring together economists, public policy makers, and scholars to discuss a Jewish approach to economic questions. 25,000 25,000  

 

Jews in the Former Soviet Union

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1992 PAYMENTS GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/92
American Friends of Rechov Sumsum*
New York, NY
To dub into Russian thirteen episodes of Shalom Sesame. $50,000 $25,000  
American Friends of the Tel Aviv University
New York, NY
For a conference in Moscow that will give an audience of Russian Jewish academics and Russian historians an opportunity to learn about the problems of Jewish history and present day existence from the perspective of academics in the west. 25,000 25,000  
Cleveland College of Jewish Studies
Beachwood, OH
To support the Jewish teacher training program conducted by the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies in Kiev. 30,000 30,000  
Helsinki Watch
New York, NY
To establish a training program for human rights monitors in the republics of the former Soviet Union. 35,000 35,000  
New Israel Fund*
Washington, DC
A two year grant to train leaders of organizations initiated by Soviet immigrants in Israel; a oneyear grant to establish a food coop run by Russian immigrants in Israel; and a oneyear grant for the Russian Olim grassroots leadership seminar. 131,000 50,000  
World Union for Progressive Judaism
New York, NY
A program to strengthen Jewish religious life in the former Soviet Union by providing comprehensive Jewish education to the leadership of local congregations. 65,000 65,000  

 

Spirituality / Jewish Education

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1992 PAYMENTS GRANTS PAYABLE 12/31/92
American Jewish Congress
Los Angeles, CA
To enable the Los Angeles Jewish Feminist Center to expand its services and to establish itself as a permanent institution with national influence. $150,000 $75,000 $75,000
Association for Religion and Intellectual Life
Providence, RI
To convene Jewish and Christian faculty study groups to discuss important academic issues or college campuses. 50,000 50,000  
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations
Los Angeles, CA
For the School for Traditional Jewish Meditation to expand its programming; and Metivta, A Jewish Wisdom School, to introduce traditional Jewish meditation into the spiritual life of American Jewry. 130,000 65,000 65,000
Central Conference of American Rabbis
New York, NY
To enhance the prayer life of congregants of Reform synagogues by involving lay people and clergy in the creation of a new prayer book for the Reform movement. 65,000 65,000  
Congregation Beth Am
Los Altos Hills, CA
To purchase and install an organ in the memory of Herbert Cummings. 35,000 35,000  
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education
New York, NY
To create a cadre of women fluent in the Talmud to discover ways in which tradition can illuminate modern life and inspire women to take up Talmud study. 50,000 50,000  
Hospital Chaplaincy*
New York, NY
For a two year expansion of rabbinic training staff and to support the student intern program. 70,000 35,000  
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
New York, NY
To document outstanding models of supplementary Jewish education and introduce them into three communities. 150,000 65,000 85,000
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
New York, NY
To make Derekh Torah, a creative program in adult Jewish education, a national program for Jewish community centers across North America. 60,000 60,000  
Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
Chicago, IL
To create Jewish learning materials to be used in Jewish supplementary schools throughout the former Soviet Union and in the Russian emigre community in the United States. 25,000 25,000  
Jewish Institute of Religion - Hebrew Union College
Los Angeles, CA
To support a consultation with leading experts on restructuring congregational schools. 30,000 30,000  
Jewish Theological Seminary of America*
New York, NY
A two-year grant to support institutes for rabbinic spiritual renewal. 85,000 35,000  
National Foundation for Jewish Culture
Washington, DC
For a regranting program and a threeyear grant for development of the Jewish Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. 260,000 150,000  
The P'nai Or Religious Fellowship
Philadelphia, PA
To enable the Shalom Center and P'nai Or to merge to form the Jewish Renewal Outreach Center and to develop a strategic plan. 40,000 40,000  
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Wyncote, PA
To develop a curriculum in outreach to enable future rabbis to work more effectively with unafffliated Jews. 150,000 75,000 75,000
The Shefa Fund**
Philadelphia, PA
To stabilize the Jewish Funders Network and support its annual conference by establishing a revolving fund. 22,300 22,300  
The Shefa Fund
Philadelphia, PA
For planning and development, and for general operating support of the Jewish Healing Center. 295,000 50,000 75,000
United Jewish Federation of Metro
West Whippany, NJ
To support an outreach program for the children of intermarried families and their parents which exposes participants to elements of basic Judaism in a congregational setting. 15,000 15,000  
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research*
New York, NY
A three-year grant to support a chair in Jewish Studies at the Russian University for the Humanities in Moscow. 105,000 70,000  

 

TOTAL   $2,850,300 $1,758,300 $551,000

 

*Award authorized in 1991.
**1991 award; an additional $50,000 was awarded from Interprogram funds.