Grants: Year 1995

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1995

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1995, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1995 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year. The grants reflect the program priorities in effect in 1995.


 

Jewish Education

BIBLIODRAMA training for Jewish educators, to teach them the use of role playing in Bible studies, Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Philadelphia, PA, $10,000

MASTER TEACHER training to help classroom teachers improve the quality of supplementary school education, Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education, New York, NY, $225,000 over 3 years

EXPERIMENT in Congregational Education, a program to transform the synagogue culture of learning, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CA, $45,000 (1995 payment)

MATERIALS on Jewish environmental values for students in Israel, Abraham Heschel Joshua School of Nature Studies, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $35,000

PEER COUNSELING and team teaching to encourage young people to continue their Jewish education, Princeton Center for Leadership Training, Princeton, NJ, $55,000

CIVICS and social justice instruction for Jewish high school students, Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, Rockville, MD, $35,000

Jewish Spirituality

CURRICULUM on Jewish approaches to suffering, loss, and healing, CLAL-National Center for Learning and Leadership, New York, NY, $105,000 over 3 years

GENESIS, community outreach and educational materials for Bill Moyers's television series, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, New York, NY, $100,000

JEWISH spirituality curriculum, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, NY, $75,000

SPECIAL PROGRAMS for interfaith couples, Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, New York, NY, $7,500

HEALING TRADITIONS as a guide to the Jewish community's search for spirituality, Jewish Healing Center, New York, NY, $150,000 (1995 payment)

EXPANSION of programs to bring the intermarried into the Jewish community, Jewish Outreach Institute, New York, NY, $65,000 (1995 payment)

VIDEO of the Tucson Artists-in-Residence Program, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, NY, $7,200

JEWISH WISDOM and healing courses at ELUL to help people through difficult life passages, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $35,000

RABBINICAL training that emphasizes effective outreach skills, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA, $55,000 (1995 payment)

RELIGION and television conference to promote a more positive depiction of religion on the networks, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, $20,000

TRANSFORMATION of synagogues into stronger communities of learning, healing, spirituality, and justice, Synagogue 2000, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, $600,000 over 3 years

MENTORING program to foster the spiritual growth of rabbinic students, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, $50,000 (1995 payment)

Jews / Former Soviet Union

JEWISH UNIVERSITY of Moscow, an open, pluralistic university with a focus on Jewish studies, Aleph Society, New York, NY, $60,000

EDUCATION about Jewish life in the former Soviet Union, Jewish Educational Ventures, Washington, DC, $6,000

REPORT on Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for publication in Moment magazine, Jewish Educational Ventures, Washington, DC, $2,500

PROJECT JUDAICA, a Jewish studies program at the Russian State University of the Humanities in Moscow, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY, $120,000 (1995 payment)

JEWISH COMMUNITY Development Fund, to support Jewish religious, cultural, educational, and community life in the former Soviet Union, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $250,000 (1995 payment)

PROGRESSIVE Jewish leadership training in the former Soviet Union, World Union for Progressive Judaism, New York, NY, $40,000

Social Justice

ISRAELI-ARAB peace campaign, Americans for Peace Now, New York, NY, $50,000

STUDENT LEADERSHIP training with an emphasis on social action, National Public Service Student Leadership Corps, Foundation for Campus Jewish Life, Washington, DC, $255,000 over 3 years

WORKING GROUP on Racism and Anti-Semitism, comprised of prominent scholars and activists from the Jewish and African-American communities, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, $35,000 (1995 payment)

RESOLUTION of political issues in the Middle East peace process, Israeli-Palestinian Joint Working Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, $50,000 (1995 payment)

COALITION of Jewish, African-American, and Latino community organizations, ewish Urban Volunteer Corps, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, MA, $35,000

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE to Jewish social justice organizations, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Chicago, IL, $50,000 (1995 payment)

NETWORK for improving grantmaking among American Jewish donors and foundations, Jewish Funders Network, San Francisco, CA, $25,000

ORGANIZING project to strengthen Jewish participation in social justice public policy debates, Joint Religious Education and Research Fund, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000

ECONOMIC development in Israeli Arab municipalities, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $35,000

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY and educational services for Israeli Arabs, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $100,000

CIVIL RIGHTS and human rights for people with disabilities in Israel, B'Zchut, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $20,000

NUTRITION education for mothers in Israel's Arab communities, New Israel Fund, $26,000 (1995 payment)

SURVEY on giving trends to progressive Jewish organizations, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $35,000

SUPPORT for the peace process in Israel, Project Nishma, Washington, DC, $35,000
tructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA, $55,000 (1995 payment)

 

RELIGION and television conference to promote a more positive depiction of religion on the networks, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, $20,000

TRANSFORMATION of synagogues into stronger communities of learning, healing, spirituality, and justice, Synagogue 2000, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, $600,000 over 3 years

MENTORING program to foster the spiritual growth of rabbinic students, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, $50,000 (1995 payment)

Jews / Former Soviet Union

JEWISH UNIVERSITY of Moscow, an open, pluralistic university with a focus on Jewish studies, Aleph Society, New York, NY, $60,000

EDUCATION about Jewish life in the former Soviet Union, Jewish Educational Ventures, Washington, DC, $6,000

REPORT on Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for publication in Moment magazine, Jewish Educational Ventures, Washington, DC, $2,500

PROJECT JUDAICA, a Jewish studies program at the Russian State University of the Humanities in Moscow, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY, $120,000 (1995 payment)

JEWISH COMMUNITY Development Fund, to support Jewish religious, cultural, educational, and community life in the former Soviet Union, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $250,000 (1995 payment)

PROGRESSIVE Jewish leadership training in the former Soviet Union, World Union for Progressive Judaism, New York, NY, $40,000

Social Justice

ISRAELI-ARAB peace campaign, Americans for Peace Now, New York, NY, $50,000

STUDENT LEADERSHIP training with an emphasis on social action, National Public Service Student Leadership Corps, Foundation for Campus Jewish Life, Washington, DC, $255,000 over 3 years

WORKING GROUP on Racism and Anti-Semitism, comprised of prominent scholars and activists from the Jewish and African-American communities, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, $35,000 (1995 payment)

RESOLUTION of political issues in the Middle East peace process, Israeli-Palestinian Joint Working Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, $50,000 (1995 payment)

COALITION of Jewish, African-American, and Latino community organizations, ewish Urban Volunteer Corps, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, MA, $35,000

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE to Jewish social justice organizations, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Chicago, IL, $50,000 (1995 payment)

NETWORK for improving grantmaking among American Jewish donors and foundations, Jewish Funders Network, San Francisco, CA, $25,000

ORGANIZING project to strengthen Jewish participation in social justice public policy debates, Joint Religious Education and Research Fund, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000

ECONOMIC development in Israeli Arab municipalities, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $35,000

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY and educational services for Israeli Arabs, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $100,000

CIVIL RIGHTS and human rights for people with disabilities in Israel, B'Zchut, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $20,000

NUTRITION education for mothers in Israel's Arab communities, New Israel Fund, $26,000 (1995 payment)

SURVEY on giving trends to progressive Jewish organizations, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $35,000

SUPPORT for the peace process in Israel, Project Nishma, Washington, DC, $35,000