Transition Year Grants 2001

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Transition Year Grants 2001

Highlighted in blue are grants that were awarded in 2001 under old funding guidelines, but are illustrative of grants that could be awarded under the new funding guidelines.

Jewish Education

Brandeis University

Genesis Program At Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

To recruit, train, and support a diverse network of 36 young Jewish educators.
$75,000

2 years

The Foundation for Jewish Camping, Inc.

Nathan Cummings Environmental Education Fellows
New York, NY
To renew and expand the Nathan Cummings Environmental Fellowship initiative, a program for recruiting, training, and placing top-rate Jewish environmental educators in senior positions at Jewish camps throughout North America.
$175,000
1 year
Jewish Education Service of North American Inc

YouthInitiatives Portfolio

New York, NY

To support JESNA's efforts to enrich Jewish learning experiences for youth in North America
$100,000

2 years

Jewish Institute of Religion-Hebrew Union College

Experiment in Congregational Education: Extending The Reach and Impact
Los Angeles, CA .
Princeton Center for Leadership Training Inc
To disseminate innovations in Jewish education through a coordinated strategy that includes web-based distance learning and community development, videoconferences, workshops, and e-mail, telephone, and on-site consultations with congregations
$175,000
1 year
Gesher LeKesher

Princeton, NJ
To market and expand Gesher LeKesher, a peer leadership model for educating Jewish youth in supplementary religious schools and informal educational settings.
$175,000
2 years

Social Justice

American Jewish World Service, Inc.

International Jewish College Corps 2001

New York, NY

To enable Jewish college students and recent graduates to participate in an intense seven week cultural immersion experience that weaves together in-depth exploration of international development, study of social justice in a Jewish context, and humanitarian service in the developing world and Israel.
$40,000

1 year

Avodah Jewish Service Corps Inc.

General Support

New York, NY

To support the expansion of this year-long program in which recent college graduates deepen their commitments to Jewish Life and social justice through a year of service, study, and community building.
$140,000

2 years

     
Jewish Family & Life Inc.

SocialAction.com and General Support of Jewish Family & Life

Needham, MA

To help SocialAction.Com continue to strengthen its successful online community, and to assist Jewish Family and Life—the parent organization—initiate a strategic development plan.
$65,000

1 year

Interfaith Alliance Foundation, Inc.

Changing The Public Dialogue on Charitable Choice
SEE OCTOBER 2001 INTERPROGRAM LIST
 
Jewish Fund for Justice Inc.

Jewish Social Justice Network and Low Wage Worker Issues
New York, N
Y
To enable the Jewish Fund for Justice to launch a low-wage worker pilot project in Milwaukee and to increase the capacity of the Jewish Social Justice Network—an initiative that brings together leaders from ten Jewish grassroots social justice groups.
$150,000
1 year
[$75,000-Jewish Life;
$75,000-Interprogram]
Progressive Jewish Alliance

General Support

Los Angeles, CA

To enable development of a comprehensive strategy for organizational growth, including staff and Board development, membership outreach, and recruitment of volunteers.
$30,000

1 year

Shefa Fund

TZEDEC General Support and Loan Loss Reserve

Philadelphia, PA

To support the operating costs of the Tzedek Economic Development Campaign (TZEDEC).
$60,000

1 year

Uniterra Foundation, Inc.

Jewish Organizing Initiative
Boston, MA
To enable the Jewish Organizing Initiative—a project that offers Jewish college graduates a year of full-time work with Boston area community organizations—to pay for increased staffing and to update its organizing curriculum.
$130,000
2 years

Spirituality

Camp Isabella Freedman of Conn, Inc.

Jewish Multiracial Network
New York, NY
To support the development of this fledgling organization that seeks to identify and address the needs specific to Jews of color and their families, and to educate the broader Jewish community on ways to fully integrate Jews of color into mainstream Jewish institutions.
$50,000
1 year
CLAL - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Inc.

Bringing The Spirit Into The Center

New York, NY

To help CLAL record, translate, catalogue and disseminate the spiritual teachings developed by Rav Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
$20,000

3 months

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

Shabbat At Sundance
New York, NY

To support a week-long series of Jewish events at the Sundance Festival in celebration of the presentation of "Trembling Before God," a film portrait of gay Hasidic Jews.
$2,500

3 months

Congregation Beth Shalom

Makor Or
San Francisco, CA
To enable Congregation Beth Shalom to continue to integrate Makor Or—a center for Jewish meditation—into its synagogue practices.
$50,000
1 year
Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Inc.

General Support
Jackson, MS
To further develop the infrastructure of the Institute by supporting the program director position and strengthening its programming.
$50,000
1 year
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Inc.

Implementation of Strategic Plan for Jewish Connections Division
New York, NY
To enable the Jewish Connections Division to implement its completed strategic plan through the continued use of management consultants and the hiring of a marketing consultant.
$75,000
1 year
Jewish Education Service of North America, Inc.

Conference on Rabbinic Education (CORE)
New York, NY
To enable the Conference on Rabbinic Education (CORE) to bring together the leaders of rabbinical schools across the denominational spectrum for the common purpose of enriching rabbinic education.
$50,000
1 year
Metivta

Musar Teaching Initiative
Los Angeles, CA
To bring the Musar teachings into the larger Jewish community.
$10,000
1 year
Metivta A Center for Contemplative Judaism

General Support: Spirituality Institute At Metivta
Northampton, MA
To allow Metivta to consolidate the instrastructure of the Spirituality Institute and expand its programs.
$300,000
2 years
National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Connections and Commitments: Exploring Personal Meaning And Public Values
New York, NY
To create intimate philanthropic communities of people who believe that Jewish philanthropy must transcend the traditional concerns of Jewish communal life.
$25,000
1 year