Grants: Year 1994

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1994

Jewish Education

RECIPIENT PURPOSE 1994 AWARDS 1994 PAYMENTS
Camp Ramah in New England
Needham Heights, MA
To develop a strategy and business plan for transforming the camping program into Ramah Institute, a year-round retreat facility for all branches of Judaism in New England. $60,000 $60,000
Princeton Center for Leadership Training
Lawrenceville, NJ
To support the expansion of Gesher L'Kesher (Bridge to a Connection), a program to train high school students as peer leaders to help the younger students examine Jewish ethical teachings in today's world. (1993 award: $110,000/2 years)   45,000
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Wyncote, PA
To support the establishment of an outreach curriculum that will enable future rabbis to work more effectively with unaffiliated Jews. (2 years) 55,000 110,000

 

Jewish Renewal and Spirituality

RECIPIENT PURPOSE 1994 AWARDS 1994 PAYMENTS
Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Philadelphia, PA
To support the efforts of this consortium of Jewish renewal groups to introduce their programs to more mainstream Jewish organizations, rabbis, educators, and lay leaders. $40,000 $40,000
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education
New York, NY
To establish a certification program that trains and officially acknowledges women as experts in the Talmud and Jewish law. 40,000 40,000
Educational Broadcasting Corporation
New York, NY
To support the production of a PBS series that will bring together a number of the nation's most brilliant thinkers and engage them in dialogue on the great stories of Genesis. 200,000 200,000
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion
New York, NY
To support a two-day conference promoting the Jewish healing movement through discussion, practice, and the study of textual sources of healing within Judaism. 35,000 35,000
Jewish Community Center of the Upper West Side
New York, NY
To support the Jewish Healing Center's development as a national institution, influencing the ways that American Jews view issues of illness and health, promoting dialogue between Judaism and medicine, and guiding the Jewish community's own search for spirituality and meaning. (Total award: $450,000/ 3 years; $150,000 from interprogram in 1994, $150,000 in each of 1995 and 1996 from the Jewish life program)   300,000
Jewish Outreach Institute
New York, NY
To support training, research and dissemination programs that serve the Jewish needs of the intermarried and respond to the rapid rise in intermarriage in the American Jewish community. (1993 award: $195,000/3 years)   65,000
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, NY
To support the work of the Rabbinic Institutes in addressing the educational, professional, and spiritual needs of the rabbinate and to provide on-going technical assistance to rabbis who have participated in the programs. (1993 award: $70,000, 2 years)   35,000
Lilith Publications
New York, NY
To support Lilith Magazine's two-year initiative to create and promote the National Jewish Women's Resource Center, a talent bank and information bureau. (1993 award: $60,000, 2 years)   30,000
Los Angeles Hillel Council
Los Angeles, CA
To support the training of advanced students from Metivta to work in communities reintroducing traditional Jewish meditation into the spiritual life of American Jewry. 65,000 65,000
Mount Zion Health Systems
San Francisco, CA
To establish Ruach Ami: Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. 25,000 25,000
National Foundation for Jewish Culture
New York, NY
To establish a program of artist residencies in Jewish communities, offering the communities an opportunity to explore Jewish identity through the arts and giving the artists a chance to reconnect with their Jewish heritage. 50,000 50,000
University of Judaism
Los Angeles, CA
To enable the University of Judaism to develop a mentorship program within its curriculum to foster the spiritual growth of its rabbinic and education students. (2 years) 110,000 60,000
University of Judaism
Los Angeles, CA
To establish the Institute for Enriching Synagogue Life, a think tank and training forum for professional and lay Jews who want to make significant changes in their synagogues. 55,000 55,000

 

Jews / Former Soviet Union

RECIPIENT PURPOSE 1994 AWARDS 1994 PAYMENTS
Aleph Society
New York, NY
To support the Jewish University of Moscow as it develops academic programs to revitalize Jewish life in Russia and seeks to create partnerships with Western universities. $65,000 $65,000
Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry
San Francisco, CA
For general support of the St. Petersburg Jewish University, which serves the needs of the city's Jewish community for knowledge about Jewish religion and culture. 25,000 25,000
Cleveland College of Jewish Studies
Beachwood, OH
To support the college's Jewish teacher training program in Kiev, which provides basic Jewish education to the leadership of Kiev's Jewish community. (1992 award: $30,000; partial return) (10,265) (10,265)
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, NY
To support the research and teaching activities of Project Judaica at the Russian State University of the Humanities and assist in establishing the program as a formal Department of Jewish Studies. (3 years) 180,000 60,000
Tides Foundation / Jewish Community Development Fund
San Francisco, CA
To support the Fund's program of grants in Russia and Ukraine promoting Jewish education and communal life, combatting anti-Semitism, and advancing civil and human rights. 100,000 100,000
Tides Foundation / Jewish Community Development Fund
San Francisco, CA
To establish the Fund as a self-sufficient body for the promotion of Jewish revival and human rights in the republics of the former Soviet Union. (2 years: $125,000 in each of 1995 and 1996)   250,000
World Union for Progressive Judaism
New York, NY
To support the second year of operation of the Institute for Modern Jewish Studies in Moscow, which trains Jewish professionals to provide educational leadership for the Reform movement in the former Soviet Union. 65,000 65,000

 

Relations - Jews / Non-Jews

RECIPIENT PURPOSE 1994 AWARDS 1994 PAYMENTS
Americans for Peace Now 
New York, NY
To continue advocacy for the Middle East peace process, educating the American Jewish community and the general public about such key issues as Jerusalem, refugees, and the settlements. $50,000 $50,000
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
To establish an Israeli-Palestinian Joint Working Group to develop approaches to resolving major political issues in the negotiations towards a final agreement between Israel and the PLO. (2 years) 100,000 50,000
Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
TFor the New Leaders Project, to train young Jewish leaders to build bridges between Jews and non-Jews in Los Angeles. (1993 award: $30,000/2 years)   15,000
Project Nishma
Washington, DC
To organize support for the peace process among Jewish organizational leadership by focusing on Israel's security needs in the peace process. 45,000 45,000
Tides Foundation / Israel/Palestine Peace Fund
San Francisco, CA
For projects that support the Middle East peace process in the areas of education, advocacy, and strengthening civil society. 59,465 59,465

 

Social Justice

RECIPIENT PURPOSE 1994 AWARDS 1994 PAYMENTS
American Jewish World Service
New York, NY
For support of the Jewish Volunteer Corps, which places skilled American Jewish volunteers in poverty-stricken areas throughout the world. $40,000 $40,000
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Chicago, IL
To develop, with representatives from other Jewish communities, a group of organizations based on the JCUA's model program of social justice activities. (2 years) 110,000 60,000
Jewish Fund for Justice
New York, NY
To support the Jewish Involvement and Outreach Programs in strengthening relations between Jews and non-Jews by connecting synagogue groups with local change organizations. 45,000 45,000
National Jewish Community Relations Council
New York, NY
To replicate the New Leaders Project of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, which recruits and trains young Jews to be community leaders, in cities throughout the U.S. 20,000 20,000
New Israel Fund / New Generations Program
Washington, DC
To strengthen and expand the New Generations Program to involve young adults in the Fund's efforts to assure pluralism, equality, and democracy in Israel. 40,000 40,000
New Israel Fund / National Council for the Child
Washington, DC
To support efforts to make guardian ad litem services for children a standard feature of legal procedure in Israel. 25,000 25,000
New Israel Fund / Health Education Program
Washington, DC
To empower Palestinian women by providing nutritional training to mothers in order to combat a malnutrition rate of 30 percent among children in East Jerusalem. (2 years)  61,000 35,000
New Israel Fund / B'Zchut: Israel Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Washington, DC
To support B'Zchut, an Israeli public interest law and advocacy organization working to promote and extend the rights of persons with disabilities in housing, employment, education, and institutions. 25,000 25,000
Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values
Rockville, MD
To develop the Jewish Civics Initiative, a community-based project aimed at engaging Jewish secondary students in the ideals of social justice and human rights while strengthening their identity as Jews. 35,000 35,000
  TOTALS FOR 1994 $2,420,200 $1,709,200