• Birthright chairman makes $15 million gift to NJ Jewish day school

    Daniel and Jane Och have given the Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union in New Jersey a $15 million matching gift to help provide tuition easement for middle class families and for capital improvements, according to The New Jersey Jewish News.  The gift, which is the largest the school has ever received, was… More ▸

  • Taubman gives Hadassah $300,000 to fight ALS

    Detroit-based philanthropist Alfred Taubman has given $300,000 to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, for stem cell research to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease. Taubman’s gift will be used to support the collaborative research of  Dr. Benjamin Reubinoff, the director of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center at… More ▸

  • Boston federation gives $2.1 million to boost day schools

    The Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston will give $2.1 million towards an initiative to help families afford tuition at Jewish kindergartens, according to The Boston Globe. Writes the Globe:  The Discover Day School Initiative will provide financial aid to families earning up to $250,000 annually, but who may not be able to afford the average… More ▸

  • Billy Crystal makes gift to Hebrew U.

     Actor Billy Crystal has made a gift to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to foster ongoing activities at the “Billy Crystal Peace through the Performing Arts” project, which he established in 1999, according to the group’s American fund-raising branch. The gift will be used to create and present workshops, programs and theatrical performances at The Hebrew… More ▸

  • Leon Levy Foundation gives $860k to Center for Jewish History

    The Leon Levy Foundation will give some $860,000 to the Center for Jewish History to help preserve and expand the center’s historical archives. For the details, here is the press release: Leon Levy Foundation Awards Additional $860,092 Grant To Center for Jewish History For Preservation of Archival Materials NEW YORK, NY, June 30, 2010 — The Center… More ▸

  • Jim Joseph Foundation to give $12 million to Stanford for Jewish studies doctoral program

    The Jim Joseph Foundation will give Stanford University $12 million to renew its Jewish education studies department. The foundation will give the grant to Stanford’s School of Education (SUSE) to create a doctoral concentration in education and Jewish studies and to establish and endow a Jim Joseph Professorship in Education and Jewish Studies.  The gift… More ▸

  • What we know about the Joshua Venture finalists

    In April, the Joshua Venture Group will announce its new batch of eight fellows — each of whom will receive some $80,000 in funding and tens of thousands more in professional development and mentoring service to help build innovative Jewish startups. The group received 131 applications this winter and has narrowed its search to 18… More ▸