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  • New Jim Joseph grant shows that pluralism pays

    The Jim Joseph Foundation, which is cementing its position as one of the most significant Jewish foundations around, gave out another big grant this week — $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help recruit and train new educators across the denominational spectrum. The grants will be given over a five-year period to the Conservative… More ▸

  • Jim Joseph Foundation gives $12 million to seminaries to improve Jewish education

    The Jim Joseph Foundation will give $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help train new Jewish educators across the Jewish denominational spectrum, the foundation announced Tuesday. The grants will be given over a five year period to the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, the Reform Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Modern… More ▸

  • Weinberg foundation to give out $100 million each of the next two years

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced Wednesday that it would give out more than $200 million over the next two years, including some $21 million in new grants over that time period. The Baltimore-based foundation, which traditionally gives more money to Jewish causes than any other foundation does, will also start accepting letters of… More ▸

  • Merage foundation give Technion $12 million to start MBA program

    The Andre and Katherine Merage Foundation of Southern California has given the American Technion Society a $12 million gift to start a business institute at Israel’s premier technical college. The gift will go to start the new Andre and Katherine Merage-Technion Institute for International Business at the Technion: Israel Institute of Technology. The institute, set… More ▸

  • Revson foundation gives $500k to JTS for pastoral education center

    The Charles H. Revson Foundation has given the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary a $500,000 grant to start a program to teach rabbis how to help families and individuals dealing with end of life issues. The grant will be used to start the Center for Pastoral Education at JTA, a forum for multifaith collaboration to … More ▸

  • Resnicks give $20 million for sustainability program at Caltech

    Stewart and Lynda Resnick have given $20 million to start the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech. The Resnicks make POM pomegranate juice, among others. Here’s a bit that mentions them in the LA Jewish Journal. And here’s the press release: [[READMORE]] Pasadena, Calif.—As the U.S. Secretary of Energy and hundreds of graduates and their families… More ▸

  • $50 million gift to Hebrew U. and this that and the other

    Just  scanned Dan Brown’s and found some good news bits. Brown re-ran some press releases and posted some intersting links over the past week or so: Hebrew University received a $50 million grant from the Edmund Safra foundation to study the brain. It is the largest gift an Israeli research institution has ever received,… More ▸