Memorial Foundation Approves $1.585 Million for Grant Programs
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Memorial Foundation Approves $1.585 Million for Grant Programs

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The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture reported that its board of trustees, consisting of leaders and representatives of 50 international and national cultural and communal organizations throughout the world, voted at its annual meeting in Amsterdam, an overall sum of $1,585,000 for allocations to various cultural grant programs of the Memorial Foundation. The Amsterdam meeting was held July 7-8.

Nearly 2000 applications from institutions and individuals of five continents and 16 countries had been submitted for the academic year of 1980-81, according to the Foundation. Of these, 600 plus received favorable action. Almost 200 grants were designated for projects in the areas of Jewish research and publication, Jewish studies at colleges and universities and the documentation and commemoration of the Holocaust.

A similar number of Doctoral Scholarships and Fellowships went for the preparation of future Judaic and post-rabbinic scholars as well as for Jewish educators, research specialists, writers and artists, the Foundation reported. In addition, more than 200 grants were made for the support of the Foundation’s special professional program to help train spiritual leaders, teachers, communal workers and other personnel for future service in isolated and/or culturally needy communities in various parts of the Jewish world, particularly those impacted by the Holocaust. Nahum Goldmann was reelected president of the Foundation.

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