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  • Guest Post: Seeking innovative funding models

    Maya Bernstein, the director of education and leadership initiatives at UpStart Bay Area, an incubator of Jewish projects in San Francisco, suggests in this guest post that the Jewish world need to consider alternative funding models, along with alternative programing: UpStart Bay Area http://www.upstartbayarea.org recently hosted a sold-out event featuring two speakers, Dr. Debbie Findling,…

  • Yeshiva U. institute gets $1.6 million to boost day schools

    The Avi Chai Foundation has given a $1.6 million grant to Yeshiva University to help Jewish day schools improve their financial situations.

  • Avi Chai gives $1.6 million to help Yeshiva University support Jewish day schools

    The Avi Chai Foundation has given a $1.6 million grant to Yeshiva University to help Jewish day schools improve their financial situations. The grant will go to YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership to support its financial benchmarking work with 30 day schools in five different Jewish communities. The program is designed to help the schools…

  • Brenner leaving Birthright NEXT for Moving Traditions

    Rabbi Daniel Brenner, the founding executive director of Birthright NEXT will be leaving the organization to become the director of Initiatives for Boys and Men at the Philadelphia-based Moving Traditions. Brenner’s appointment follows Moving Traditions’ release of Engaging Jewish Teenage Boys: A Call to Action, a comprehensive report offering seven lessons and seven principles to…

  • State Dept. awards $770,000 to push diversity in Israel

    The U.S. State Department has given $770,000 in grants to Merchavim, an Israeli NGO promoting diversity and shared citizenship in Israel.

  • State Department award $770,000 to promote diverse Israeli citizenship

    The State Department has given $770,000 in grants to Merchavim, an Israeli NGO working on diversity in Israel and shared citizenship for all legal citizens of the country.  The majority of the grant, some $750,000, will go to epand an existing collaboration between Merchavim and the American nonprofit behind Sesame Street, the Sesame Workshop, to…

  • Ford Foundation gives American Jewish Committee $500,000 to push immigration reform

    The Ford Foundation will give to the American Jewish Committee $500,000 to help push immigration reform. The grant will allow the AJC to expand its Bridging America Project, which works to strengthen relations between immigration reform advocate groups,  to Atlanta, Colorado, New York and Washington, D.C.. It was started last year in Arizona, Chicago, Houston and…

  • Hebrew College says it has deal to absolve school’s debt

    The Hebrew College in Boston has freed itself from a $32.1 million debt that threatened its existence, according to a letter from the college’s president. Rabbi Daniel Lehman sent out a letter to his board members Nov. 18, telling them that the college has struck a deal with its creditor to eliminate its $32.1 million…

  • Hebrew College must sell building in debt deal

    The Hebrew College in Boston must sell its building as part of a deal to free itself of a $32.1 million debt that threatened its existence, according to the school’s president.

  • Can you tell me how to get to Jewish ‘Sesame Street’?

    Meet “Shalom Sesame,” a new version of the iconic children’s puppet show that is geared specifically toward a North American Jewish audience aged 3-7.