Grants: Year 1998

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1998

 

Spirituality

Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

Summer Training Intensives
Philadelphia, PA
To support the training of teachers, clergy and artists in using the arts to develop contemporary interpretations of sacred texts through the ICM Summer and Community-based Trainings, journal, convocations and forthcoming web site.
$50,000

1 year

CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Inc.

Bringing The Spirit Into The Center
New York, NY
For CLAL to study, record, translate, catalogue and disseminate the spiritual teachings developed by Rav Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
$80,000

2 years

 

Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc.

National and New York Centers for Jewish Healing
New York, NY
To institutionalize the Jewish healing movement within the largest Jewish social-service agency, and to support the National Center's outreach activities across the country in the development of local healing centers.
$450,000

2 years

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

A Program To Deepen The Spirituality of Rabbinical Students
Wyncote, PA
To enable this rabbinical school to deepen the spirituality of its students through the development of a new model of spiritual director, the "moreh derekh rukhani," and through other activities, including spirituality interest groups, courses, and mini-courses.
$130,000

2 years

University of Judaism

Synagogue 2000
Los Angeles, CA
To support Synagogue 2000's continuing work in institutional transformation, and to support the development of a strategic master plan to guide the institution's growth.
$800,000

3 years

Jewish Education

Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education

Improving Synagogue Education: When Teaching Matters
New York, NY
For the next stage of the Teacher Educator Institute (TEI)-a program to train master teachers/mentors to enhance the effectiveness of supplementary school teachers.
$150,000

2 years

 

Social Justice

Jewish Service Corps

General Support
New York, NY
To support the first year of this unique Jewish-sponsored social service program where participants work in neighborhood-based anti-poverty agencies and live together, forming a community of young people dedicated to integrating Jewish life and social activism.
$40,000

1 year

 

Israel Cooperative Program
These grants represent the NCF contribution to the total grant made by the ICP.

American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

Sheli Small Grants Fund
Bethesda, MD
For the second year of a small grants fund, sponsored together with the CRB Foundation, to provide timely assistance to community-based environmental organizations.
$10,000

1 year

 

New Israel Fund

Mechina National Leadership Development Program
Washington, DC
As recommended for Kvutsat Reut to bring together post-high school/pre-army young men and women, both secular and religious, for an intensive year of joint study, community service and personal exploration.
$14,000

2 years

New Israel Fund

Raising Women's Voices
Washington, DC
To allow Through Our Own Strength to conduct a series of empowerment workshops with Israeli women preparing to be ordained as rabbis at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.
$4,000

1 year

New Israel Fund

Judaism and Democracy
Washington, DC
As recommended to support the staff of the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace in implementing a new educational curriculum in religious schools throughout the country, with students and teachers, and to expand its work to youth movements.
$10,000

1 year

North American Committee for Oranim, Inc.

Year Long Program in Jewish Culture for Young Leaders
Milwaukee, WI
To allow Hamidrasha at Oranim to continue to expand the number of participants in its study programs which meet the educational needs of Israelis from non-observant backgrounds as they confront the basic issues of Jewish identity.
$12,000

1 year

Yakar Foundation, Inc.

Compassion, Consciousness and Contemplation
New York, NY
To allow Yakar to expand its pioneering programs to meet the need for Jewish teachings from spiritual, experiential and heartfelt sources to include weekend retreats, reaching a broader, more geographically dispersed audience from throughout the country.
$4,000

1 year