Grants: Year 2000

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 2000

Spirituality

Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Inc.

Leadership Development Program

New York, NY

To develop and support a new generation of women leaders in the Modern Orthodox Jewish community.
$130,000

2 years

Ref. #20105R

Elat Chayyim

Initiative on Meditation in Jewish Life

Accord, NY

To promote integration of contemplative practice into Jewish life through enhancement of the Jewish community's awareness of the benefits of meditation; exposing community leaders to mindfulness practice retreats; and training a cadre of leaders in skills necessary to lead both beginning and more advanced meditation practice in Jewish settings.
$150,000

2 years

Ref. #20020R

Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies, Inc.

National Jewish Scholars Project

Baltimore, MD

To develop and disseminate "Where Judaism and Christianity Differ," a pioneering program that includes a book of essays by prominent Jewish scholars addressing the basic themes of Christianity from a Jewish perspective, a study guide and an outreach educational campaign to be piloted in six communities and four campuses.
$80,000

2 years

Ref. #19791

Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side

Makom: The Center for Contemplation

New York, NY

To establish a center for Jewish contemplative practice integrated into the program of this new JCC.
$200,000

2 years

Ref. #20044R

Jewish Institute of Religion - Hebrew Union College

Joint Commission for Sustaining Rabbinic Education

Cincinnati, OH

To support JIR-HUC and the Central Conference of American Rabbis to develop and administer a comprehensive post-graduate rabbinical education program to create vehicles for ongoing study and discourse.
$25,000

1 year

Ref. #18300

Jewish Outreach Institute

Institutional Growth and Organizational Development

New York, NY

To support two programs: (1) the expansion and development of the organziation; and (2) the Jewish connections Partnership (JCP), a project of JOI, which funds innovative programs of outreach to intermarried and/or unaffiliated Jews.
$600,000

3 years

Ref. #19979R

National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Inc.

Second Jewish Artists Retreat

New York, NY

To support planning, convening and follow-up of the second of five Artists Retreats for young Jewish artists, this one devoted to the "Word Performed."
$45,000

1 year

Ref. #19990R

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Continuation of Spiritual Direction Program

Wyncote, PA

To support the preparation for dissemination of a training curriculum for rabbis on providing spiritual direction, as well as the education of spiritual directors to work with the RRC students.
$130,000

2 years

Ref. #19465

 


Social Justice

American Jewish World Service, Inc.

International Jewish College Corps 2000

New York, NY

To support a summer program for college students combining an in-depth exploration of international development, with study of Jewish texts and traditions, and hands-on volunteer work both in the developing world and in Israel.
$40,000

1 year

Ref. #20049R

Amos: The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice, Inc.

General Support

Boston, MA

To create a networking and capacity-building organization to promote effective action on behalf of social justice in the Jewish community.
$400,000

2 years

Ref. #19988R

Jewish Family & Life Inc.

SocialAction.com

Needham, MA

To support a webzine exploring social action, social justice and Jewish life, supporting its readers in deepening the connection between Judaism and participation in repairing the world.
$50,000

1 year

Ref. #20045R


Out of Guidelines

Americans for Peace Now, Inc.

General Support

Washington, DC

To support the work of the largest, oldest and most influential grassroots peace movement in Israel through the promotion of a peace agenda in the United States.
$35,000

1 year

Ref. #19789R

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

Ref. #20246R

 


Director Initiatives

Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia

Second Conference on Judaism and Emotional Health

Ft. Washington, PA

To support the Second Conference on Jewish Healing, with a particular emphasis on emotional health.
$5,000

1 year

Ref. #19645

New Israel Fund

Institutional Development Trip

Washington, DC

To support the directors of Sikkuy, the Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity in Israel, to visit the United States and meet with colleagues and potential supporters.
$1,425

6 months

Ref. #19756R


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 the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

Sheli Small Grants Program

Bethesda, MD

To support the fourth year of the Sheli Small Grants Program, co-sponsored with the CRB-Foundation, providing small grants to community-based environmental initiatives.
$19,500

 

1 year

Ref. # 20177R

American Friends of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense

KESEM: The Center for Regional Environmental Community Action

Bethesda, MD

To build a new level of citizen involvement in protecting the highly valuable coastal and inland landscape region around Zichron Yaacov, particularly through identifying and initiating specific legal actions against polluters and developers.
$7,800

 

1 year

Ref. # 20175R

American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

KESEM: The Center for Regional Environmental Community Action

Great Neck, NY

For the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel to build a new level of citizen involvement in protecting the highly valuable coastal and inland landscape region around Zichron Yaacov, particularly through establishing a network of community-based citizen groups and helping them create a region-wide vision for the area.
$7,800

 

1 year

Ref. # 20174R

New Israel Fund

Education and Activism for Transport Alternatives

Washington, DC

For Green Action to increase capacity to manage a growing membership base, expand its successful youth programs, provide skills training to develop grassroots volunteer leaders, and promote sustainable transportation.
$8,580

 

1 year

Ref. # 20173R

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds

Sustainable Jerusalem: Forum for The Future of Jerusalem

New York, NY

For the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies' "Forum for the Future of Jerusalem" to finalize and transform the plans it has generated for creating a "Sustainable Jerusalem" into an integrated document that will represent a comprehensive plan for the City of Jerusalem, as envisioned by a broad base of the city's residents.
$17,550

 

1 year

Ref. # 20176R

New Israel Fund

Women's Leadership Program

Washington, DC

To support the second year of a project to enable the Trust of Programmes for Early Childhood, Family and Community Education to continue to develop community activism through women's leadership training in the Israeli Arab sector.
$11,400

 

1 year

Ref. # 20367R

New Israel Fund

Campaign for Marriage and Divorce Alternatives

Washington, DC

To enable the Association for Civil Rights In Israel (ACRI) to commission a comprehensive study comparing the situation in Israel with respect to religious marriage and divorce to other democratic countries with state religions. The position paper will offer options for resolving these issues in Israel and will serve as the basis for an extensive public education and media campaign.
$7,800

 

1 year

Ref. # 20199R

New Israel Fund

General Support

Washington, DC

To support the work of Panim, the only organization in Israel to advance the cause of Jewish cultural renewal on a national level, as it sets its public agenda and expands its financial base.
$39,000

 

1 year

Ref. # 20197R

New Israel Fund

Mechina National Leadership Development Program

Washington, DC

To continue support of the Mechina National Leadership Development Program at Kvutsat Reut, an urban kibbutz of religious and secular families working together to realize a vision of a pluralistic, decent Israeli society.
$13,650

 

1 year

Ref. # 20196R

New Israel Fund

General Support

Washington, DC

To support the work of the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI).
$11,700

 

1 year

Ref. # 20195R

New Israel Fund

Israel Center for Contemporary Midrash

Washington, DC

To enable Midreshet Iyun, the Bet Midrash of the Masorati Movement in Tel Aviv, to develop the Israel Center for Contemporary Midrash.
$11,700

 

1 year

Ref. # 20194R

New Israel Fund

Organizational and Staff Development

Washington, DC

To enable Hamidrasha at Oranim to do strategic planning focusing on how best to meet the growing demand for their programming.
$25,350

 

1 year

Ref. # 20193R

New Israel Fund

Reaching Out To Development Towns

Washington, DC

To allow Collot at Michlelet HaNegev to expand its programs in Jewish identity to the four major southern Israeli development towns.
$11,700

 

1 year

Ref. # 20191R

New Israel Fund

General Support

Washington, DC

To support Eretz Acheret ("A Different Land"), a new magazine of Jewish culture aimed at promoting and disseminating pluralistic Israeli-Jewish culture.
$29,250

 

1 year

Ref. # 20190R