Grants: Year 1999

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1999

 

Spirituality

Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

Summer Intensive
Philadelphia, PA

To support the training of teachers, clergy and artists in using the arts to develop contemporary interpretations of sacred texts through the Institute for Contemporary Midrash Summer Trainings. $25,000
1 year
Congregation Beth Sholom

Makor Or Meditation Center
San Francisco, CA

For the establishment of a center for the disciplined and daily practice of Jewish meditation, which will serve as an instrument for bringing Jewish meditation into the main stream of synagogue life. $90,000
2 years 
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Study Retreat
San Francisco, CA

To help subsidize the participation of people from Hamidrasha in Israel in the synagogue's Spring Study Retreat. $2,000
6 months
HealthCare Chaplaincy, Inc.

Rabbinic Pastoral Residency
New York, NY

To initiate, supervise, and administer a Rabbinic Pastoral Residency to train rabbis to be effective caregivers to the ill.   $105,000
3 years
Jewish Education Service of North America, Inc. (JESNA)

Conference on Rabbinic Education
New York, NY

For the Second Conference on Rabbinic Education, with the goal of launching a multi-year, international and inter-denominational effort to enhance the education of rabbis.  $80,000
2 years
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Inc.

Shabbat T'lamdeini: Women, Learning, Leadership, and Community
New York, NY

For a Shabbat program designed to create opportunities for women to serve as intellectual and spiritual leaders in the Orthodox synagogue, creating communal space to recognize women's contribution to their communities. $25,000
1 year
Jewish Outreach Institute

Jewish Connection Partnership
New York, NY

To support the second and third years of a project to enhance the Jewish involvement of intermarried and unaffiliated families throughout North America. $100,000
1 year
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Rabbinic School Strategic Planning Study
New York, NY

For a planning study to help determine whether the Seminary is properly preparing its rabbinic school graduates for the 21st Century. $60,000
2 years
Metivta: A Center for Contemplative Judaism

Spirituality Institute
Los Angeles, CA

To support the first academic year of The Spirituality Institute, an integrated program of study and practice for rabbis and lay leaders.  $125,000
1 year
Temple Beth Or

D'Vekut Center for Jewish Meditation
Miami, FL

For the establishment of a nondenominational educational organization dedicated to teaching meditation as the foundation for spiritual awakening, promoting peace and understanding through inter-religious dialogue, providing spiritual mentoring for serious religious seekers, and offering quality adult learning in religious, spritiuality and healing.  $60,000
2 years

Arts / Culture

National Foundation for Jewish Culture

New Play Commissions in Jewish Theater
New York, NY

To support the 1998-1999 season of New Play Commissions in Jewish Theater and maintain the continuity of this proven and successful program.
$10,000
1 year
National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Inc.

Residencies for Jewish Artists
New York, NY

For the planning, organizaton, production and follow-up of a series of five Jewish Artists Retreats over the next three years in various disciplines and in various regions of the country.  $45,000
1 year
National Foundation for Jewish Culture

New Play Commissions in Jewish Theater
New York, NY

To support the 1998-1999 season of New Play Commissions in Jewish Theater, and maintain the continuity of this proven and successful program. $10,000
1 year
Trustees of Hampshire College

Symposium on Contemporary Jewish Creativity
Amherst, MA

For a 3-day symposium, in cooperation with other members of the Five College consortium and the National Yiddish Book Center, on contemporary Jewish identity and Jewish creativity. $26,000
1 year

Overseas - Israel

Foundation for the Jewish Community

Support for The Israel Cooperative Program
New York, NY

To support the work of the Israel Cooperative Program in the areas of Jewish Pluralism and Environmental Protection.
$62,500
1 year

Jewish Education

American Friends of the Hebrew University, Inc.

Supplementary Teacher Enrichment Program (STEP)
New York, NY

For the continued development and piloting of a Jewish literacy and professional enrichment program for Jewish supplemtary school and early childhood teachers. $50,000
1 year
Brandeis University

Genesis Program At Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

For a program to improve Jewish education by recruiting, training and supporting a highly diverse network of twelve young Jewish educators, to create a cadre of young Jewish educators who will have a "ripple effect" on Jewish educational practices in a wide range of settings. $70,000
1 year

 

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Renaissance Educator
Boston, MA

For a project to enhance congregational education and help develop a career ladder for Jewish educators through the creation of 14 new full time "Renaissance Educators" and a training and mentoring program to support them.  $85,000
1 year
Foundation for Jewish Camping Inc.

Jewish Camping
New York, NY

To create a program for training Jewish environmental educators and placing them in senior positions in Jewish camps. The program will attract to the camps quality personnel who might not otherwise have participated.  $125,000
1 year
Jewish Educational Service of North America (JESNA)

Community Genesis Program
New York, NY

For developing and disseminating several new models for engaging and educating Jewish youth.  $50,000
1 year
Surprise Lake Camp

Teva Learning Center
New York, NY

To enable the Teva Learning Center to improve and expand its work in Environmental Education and Teacher Training.   $45,000
1 year

 

Social Justice

Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

The Shalom Center
Philadelphia, PA

For the next series of gatherings of young Jewish social justice activists. $13,400
1 year
American Jewish World Service, Inc.

Jewish Volunteer Corps Summer 1999
New York, NY

For a project that enables Jewish college students to perform hands-on service, engage in Jewish ritual and study text in Israel and the developing world, facilitating the construction of Jewish identity through the practice of tikkun olam.  $40,000
1 year
Amos: The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice, Inc.

General Support
New York, NY

To support the work of this new organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening the practice of social justice in the American Jewish community.  $170,000
1 year
Jewish Council for Public Affairs

General Support
New York, NY

To enable the Coalition on the Environmental & Jewish Life to realize its potential to engage the extensive Jewish environmental community in a manner that effectively addresses environmental challenges, builds Jewish community, and permanently integrates environmental concern into the fabric of Jewish life.  $150,000
3 years
Queens College Foundation Inc.

Pragmatic Works/Hopeful Visions
Queens, NY

For a solutions-oriented project featuring innovative community based efforts to address fundamental urban problems.  $8,500
1 year
Tides Foundation

Next Generation Fund
San Francisco, CA

For the start-up year of a new fellowship program to invest in the work of social entrepreneurs ages 21 to 35 in the American Jewish community.  $75,000
1 year
Uniterra Foundation

General Support
Weston, MA

To fund the Jewish Organizing Initiative's second group of young Jews for a year of full-time community organizing, supplemented with Jewish study.  $50,000
1 year
University of Southern California

Conference on Jews in Prime Time
Los Angeles, CA

For a five-hour conference jointly organized by the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Television Network, and the USC Annenberg School to explore the changing image of Jews in prime-time television, the treatment of "Jewish issues," and the role of Jews as television decisionmakers. $12,500
1 year

 

Out of Guidelines

American Jewish World Service

Jewish Community Development Fund
New York, NY

To support the work of the Jewish Community Development Fund, a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting grassroots Jewish renewal and human rights in Russia and Ukraine. $263,500
3 years
Americans for Peace Now Inc.

General Support
Washington, DC

To support the work in the United States of this organization devoted to creating support for peace in Israel.  $45,000
1 year

 

 

Israel Cooperative Program
These grants represent the NCF contribution to the total grant made by the ICP. All grants to the Israel Cooperative Program are matched 71.5 to 28.5 with funds from the Dorot Foundation.

American Friends of Beit Morasha

Yesodot-Foundations
Englewood, NJ

For Beit Morasha to expand its courses on Judaism and democracy to new populations. $57,000
2 years
American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

Sheli Small Grants Fund
Bethesda, MD
For the third year of the Sheli Small Grants Program, co-sponsored with the CRB-Foundation, providing small grants to community-based environmental initiatives.   $14,250
1 year
American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

Sustainable Development - Zichron Yaakov
Bethesda, MD

For a project of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense to build a new level of citizen involvement in protecting a highly valued coastal and inland landscape region, at the southern tip of the Carmel Mountain range. $5,700
1 year
American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

Task Force on Artificial Islands
Bethesda, MD

For the Israel Union for Environmental Defense to prepare a full environmental evaluation and initiate public debate on the artificial islands proposed for development off the Mediterranean coast. $8,550
1 year
American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

Initiative on Urban Open Spaces
Bethesda, MD

For the Israel Union for Environmental Defense to catalyze campaigns to protect open spaces in Israel's major cities, focusing both on citywide sustainable development and on quality of life at the neighborhood level. $18,525
1 year
American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

A Clean Air Act for Israel: The Transport Component
Bethesda, MD

For the Israel Union for Environmental Defense to support measures to improve the environmental performance of Israel's motor vehicle fleet. $25,650
1 year
American Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute

Transforming Judaic Studies in Israel
New York, NY

To allow the Shalom Hartman Institute to continue its Judaic enrichment and retraining program with 70 principals and 230 teachers.  $22,800
1 year

 

American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Sustainable Development-Zichron Yaakov Environs
Great Neck, NY

For the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel to hire a locally based Project Coordinator who will establish a network of community-based groups to involve local citizens in a debate about the Zichron Yaakov region's future.  $5,700
1 year
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Transportation Project
Great Neck, NY

For "3x3," a collaborative project of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and Transport-Today & Tomorrow which will advocate for the development of three much-needed commuter rail lines over the coming three years. $11,400
1 year
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Tel Aviv Center for Community Action
Great Neck, NY

For the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel to strengthen the Tel Aviv center's organizing activities in multiple Tel Aviv neighborhoods. $11,400
1 year
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Sustainable Jerusalem: Involving Citizens in Their City's Future
Great Neck, NY

For the Jerusalem Branch of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel to draft and refine alternative planning guidelines for the future development of the City of Jerusalem, and to publicize those plans through its network of neighborhood organizations. $7,125
1 year
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Green Course: Student Environmental Leadership Development
Great Neck, NY

For the diverse on- and off-campus programs of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel's Green Course program, including staff expansion. $14,250
1 year
Foundation for Conservative [Mesorati] Judaism in Israel

General Support
Hyattsville, MD

To support the Jerusalem Open House, a community center for gays and lesbians, and its outreach and educational activities.  $8,550
1 year
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Planning Grant
Cincinnati, OH

For Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem to define its role for the future, both in relation to other branches of the Reform Movement and to the other organizations active in the field of Jewish education in Israel today.  $5,700
1 year
New Israel Fund

Reaching Out To Development Towns
Washington, DC

To enable Collot at Michelet HaNegev-an organization that provides programs on Jewish identity and Israeli society, leadership development, and open batie midrash for Russian immigrants-to expand all areas of its work into the four major Southern development towns of Kiryat Gat, Sderot, Ofakim and Netivot.  $7,125
1 year
New Israel Fund

General Support
Washington, DC

To support the advocacy work of the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI), and the publication and distribution of the annual ARCCI Record of Sexual Assault Against Women in Israel.  $8,550
1 year
New Israel Fund

General Support
Washington, DC

To support the work of Panim, the only organization in Israel advancing the cause of Jewish cultural renewal across Israeli society, and putting pluralism on the Israeli public agenda.  $28,500
1 year
New Israel Fund

Eretz Acheret/A Different Land
Washington, DC

To support the development and publication of "Eretz Acheret/A Different Land," a new magazine of Jewish Culture aimed at promoting and disseminating pluralistic Israeli-Jewish culture.  $21,375
1 year
New Israel Fund

Educational Director
Washington, DC

To enable Midreshet Iyun, the Bet Midrash of the Masorati Movement in Tel Aviv, to expand its educational programming.  $8,550
1 year
New Israel Fund

Year-Long Program in Jewish Culture for Young Leaders
Washington, DC

For Hamidrasha at Oranim to continue to expand the number of its participants, offer an additional, more advanced educational framework, and focus its efforts on organizational development.  $17,100
1 year
New Israel Fund

Education and Activism for Transport Alternatives
Washington, DC

For Green Action, an environmental activist organization, to initiate a multi-faceted transport education and activism project, building on the organization's demonstrated capacity to reach younger-generation Israelis.  $7,125
1 year
New Israel Fund

Women's Leadership Project
Washington, DC

To allow the Trust of Programmes for Early Childhood, Family and Community Education to continue to develop community activism through women's leadership training.  $11,400
1 year
New Israel Fund

Encouraging Religous Freedom in Israel
Washington, DC

To continue support for the New Israel Fund's work promoting religious freedom, as advised, to Hillel: Association for Jews Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy; Am Hofshi; Shatil; and the Religious Women's Forum.  $28,500
1 year
New Israel Fund

Israel Leadership Project
Washington, DC

For Kolot to continue developing and implementing its innovative Israel Lay Leadership Program.  $28,500
1 year
New Israel Fund

Core Beit Midrash
Washington, DC

To allow Elul to enhance its Core Beit Midrash program and introduce professional development programming for its staff.  $21,375
1 year
New Israel Fund

Grade 13 Project
Washington, DC

For the Center for Cooperative Learning in Beit Shemesh to continue its Grade 13 Project.  $8,550
1 year
New Israel Fund

Human Rights Education and Advocacy
Washington, DC

To allow Bat Shalom of the Jerusalem Link to continue its campaign for human rights education and advocacy.  $11,400
1 year
New Israel Fund

Cultural Forum of Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Native Israelis
Washington, DC

To allow Alma Hebrew College to develop and implement the "Cultural Forum of Russian-speaking Immigrants and Native Israelis," an interdisciplinary study group.  $14,250
1 year
New Israel Fund

Outreach To Intermarried Couples
Washington, DC

For the Movement for Open Zionism, an organization founded by immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, to develop outreach and Jewish education programs for intermarried couples.  $5,700
1 year
New Israel Fund

Ombudsman for Children and Youth in The Arab Sector
Washington, DC

For the National Council for the Child's advocacy on behalf of, and with, Arab children in Israel.  $8,550
1 year
New Israel Fund

General Support
Washington, DC

For Transport - Today & Tomorrow's work promoting transport through planning, professional analysis, coalition-building, education and advocacy. $39,900
1 year
New Israel Fund

Environmental Justice Project
Washington, DC

To enable Shatil to provide technical assistance to grassroots and community-based environmental organizations, ensuring a more coherent and inclusive environmental movement in Israel, promoting networking and coalition-building. $8,550
1 year
New Israel Fund

Sustainable Development for The Negev
Washington, DC

To support the work of Negev Bar-Kayama, an organization dedicated to creating plans for sustainable development in the Negev among highly diverse regional constituencies, ranging from major industrial leaders to the Bedouin. $7,125
1 year
New Israel Fund

General Support
Washington, DC

For the Abraham Joshua Heschel Center for Environmental Learning & Leadership's programs in interdisciplinary and values-based environmental studies for post-secondary students, young professionals and NGO activists. $21,375
1 year
New Israel Fund

Guarding The Galilee/The Galilee Consortium
Washington, DC

To support the work of the Galilee Society, a multi-organizational coalition that bridges ethnic gaps and addresses region-wide environmental problems, to forge a coordinated strategy for environmentally sustainable land use. $14,250
1 year
New Israel Fund

Tourism Development Project-Wadi Ara
Washington, DC

For the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development to prepare a plan for sustainable tourism in the Wadi Ara region of the western Galilee. $8,550
1 year
New Israel Fund

Scholarships/Internships for Young Middle East Environmental Leaders
Washington, DC

To support programs for students and alumni at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. $12,825
1 year
North American Committee for Oranim, Inc.

General Support
Mequon, WI

For the start-up phase of Shdemot-Center for Community Jewish Education, dedicated to empowering educators as agents of change.  $14,250
1 year
North American Committee for Oranim

Association of Jewish Educators Working With Israeli Russian Speakers
Mequon, WI

For Project Oren's founding conference of the Association of Jewish Educators Working with Russian Speakers in Israel, a forum for Jewish educators of Russian speakers to exchange ideas and share programming successes and challenges.  $2,850
1 year
P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.

Pilot Program for The Center For Creative Judaism
New York, NY

For Milah to conduct a pilot series of seminars to explore both lay and professional interest in various issues related to Judaism and the arts.  $4,275
1 year