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Jim Joseph Foundation awards $7.8 million for Jewish education projects

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Jim Joseph Foundation awarded $7.8 million in its latest round of grants for Jewish educational efforts in the United States.

The largest grants from the San-Francisco-based foundation include $1.4 million to Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston over four years for a communitywide teen initiative; up to $3 million over three years to Repair the World for a fellowship program and efforts to expand Jewish service-learning opportunities; and up to $1.4 million over three years to the Israel Institute to expand and enrich Israel studies on college campuses.

Since 2006, the foundation has invested more than $300 million in Jewish education.

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