Grants: Year 1996

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Grants: Year 1996

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1996, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1996 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year.


 

Israel Cooperative Program

Pluralistic Jewish education for Israeli young adults, American Friends of Melitz, Centers for Jewish-Zionist Education, Southfield, MI, $10,000

Curriculum development on human rights and Jewish values, a joint program with the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, American Friends of Melitz, Centers for Jewish-Zionist Education, Southfield, MI, $20,000 over two years

Living with Judaism: Transforming Judaic Studies in Israel, American Friends of Shalom Hartman Institute, Englewood, NJ, $25,000

Task force for working on environmental issues in transportation, American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Bethesda, MD, $20,000

Public education about sustainable transportation options in Israel, American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Great Neck, NY, $8,000

Video Nation, a project fostering pluralism and dialogue by opening up television to a multiplicity of new voices, Internews Networks, Arcata, CA, $12,000

On-site teacher training for teaching Jewish tradition in Israeli elementary schools, TALI Education Fund, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY, $15,000

Citizens' action groups working to promote equality and Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $90,000

Support for the work of the Congregation Kol Haneshama, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $20,000

Assistance to organizations working for religious freedom and pluralism in Israel, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $25,000

Internet training for Middle East environmental organizations, EcoPeace, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $6,000

Education programs for diaspora Jews and Israelis, Abraham Joshua Heschel School of Nature Studies, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $10,000

Middle East Environmental Fellows Program at the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $13,000

Rabbis for Human Rights, a public education program on the Jewish tradition and human rights, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $5,000

Alma Hebrew College, a liberal arts college in Tel Aviv, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $20,000

Nature Knows No Boundaries, a cooperative venture on the environment between Palestinian and Israeli students, Economic Cooperation Foundation, Peace Continuity Fund, New York, NY, $11,000

Israel Religious Action Center's campaign to educate Israelis about Jewish religious pluralism, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, New York, NY, $10,000

Jewish Education

Master teacher training to help classroom teachers improve the quality of supplementary school education, Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education, New York, NY, $75,000 (1996 payment)

Experiment in Congregational Education, a program to transform the synagogue culture of learning, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CA, $180,000 over three years

Replication of the Experiment in Congregational Education's work on a national scale, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, New York, NY, $50,000

Civics and social justice instruction for Jewish high school students, Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, Rockville, MD, $40,000

Overseas

Jewish University of Moscow, an open, pluralistic university with a central Jewish studies component, Aleph Society, New York, NY, $60,000

Public education and advocacy for Middle East Peace, Americans for Peace Now, New York, NY, $50,000

Beit Midrash for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, World Union for Progressive Judaism, New York, NY, $70,000 for two years

Social Justice

Volunteer corps of Israeli and American Jewish college students for overseas development projects, American Jewish World Service, New York, NY, $60,000

Student leadership training with an emphasis on social action, National Public Service Student Leadership Corps, Foundation for Campus Jewish Life, Washington, DC, $85,000 (1996 payment)

Project AMOS, development of a Jewish social justice network, Foundation for the Jewish Community, New York, NY, $80,000

West Bank/Gaza Working Group, monitoring support for NGOs in the Middle East, InterAction American Council for Voluntary International Action, Washington, DC, $25,000

Coalition of Jewish, African-American, and Latino community organizations, Jewish Urban Volunteer Network, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, MA, $50,000

Education and outreach programs to increase Jewish involvement in social justice, Jewish Fund for Justice, New York, NY, $45,000

Urban and regional organizing efforts for social justice initiatives, Jewish Metropolitan Organizing Project, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000

New Leaders Project, a nationwide training program for Jewish community leaders, National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, New York, NY, $35,000

Research on giving patterns to progressive Jewish philanthropy, New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, $10,000

Spirituality

Meditation retreat for rabbis, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, MA, $4,500

Curriculum on Jewish approaches to suffering, loss, and healing, CLAL-National Center for Learning and Leadership, New York, NY, $35,000 (1996 payment)

Give Me Your Hand, a booklet offering traditional and practical guidance on visiting the sick, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA, $10,000

Fund for Outreach to the Intermarried, planning grant, Council of Jewish Federations, New York, NY, $35,000

Fund for Outreach to the Intermarried, Council of Jewish Federations, New York, NY, $200,000

Advocate for women's education in the Jewish community, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, New York, NY, $40,000

Spiritual leadership support for rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical and cantorial students, Jewish Institute of Religion-Hebrew Union College, New York, NY, $60,000

Jewish Outreach On-Line: From Virtual to Actual Community, Jewish Outreach Institute, New York, NY, $55,000

Suffering and Healing in the Jewish Tradition, a six-week class and lecture series, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY, $5,000

Institute for Jewish Spirituality, planning and development, Los Angeles Hillel Council, Northridge, CA, $5,000

Artist residencies in synagogues, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, NY, $50,000

Jewish theater, development of new plays, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, NY, $90,000 over two years

First International Conference on Feminism and Orthodoxy, People for the Renaissance of Torah, New York, NY, $18,700

Spiritual leadership training RRC students, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA, $50,000

Transformation of synagogues into stronger communities of learning, healing, spirituality, and justice, Synagogue 2000, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, $200,000 (1996 payment)

  egation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA, $10,000

Fund for Outreach to the Intermarried, planning grant, Council of Jewish Federations, New York, NY, $35,000

Fund for Outreach to the Intermarried, Council of Jewish Federations, New York, NY, $200,000

Advocate for women's education in the Jewish community, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, New York, NY, $40,000

Spiritual leadership support for rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical and cantorial students, Jewish Institute of Religion-Hebrew Union College, New York, NY, $60,000

Jewish Outreach On-Line: From Virtual to Actual Community, Jewish Outreach Institute, New York, NY, $55,000

Suffering and Healing in the Jewish Tradition, a six-week class and lecture series, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY, $5,000

Institute for Jewish Spirituality, planning and development, Los Angeles Hillel Council, Northridge, CA, $5,000

Artist residencies in synagogues, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, NY, $50,000

Jewish theater, development of new plays, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, NY, $90,000 over two years

First International Conference on Feminism and Orthodoxy, People for the Renaissance of Torah, New York, NY, $18,700

Spiritual leadership training RRC students, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA, $50,000

Transformation of synagogues into stronger communities of learning, healing, spirituality, and justice, Synagogue 2000, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA, $200,000 (1996 payment)