Foundation awards $4.55 million in Jewish education grants


NEW YORK (JTA) — A Stanford University Jewish education consortium and New York’s Yeshivat Chovevei Torah are the major recipients of $4.55 million in new grants from the Jim Joseph Foundation.

The San Francisco-based foundation, a major funder of  Jewish education in the United States, announced the grants on Tuesday.

Stanford’s Consortium of Applied Studies in Jewish Education will receive $1.5 million over six years. Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, an “open Orthodox” seminary, will get $1.2 million over 18 months.

Other grantees include Brandeis University and the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for DeLeT, a program at the two universities that trains day school teachers; the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation; and New York University’s Berman Jewish Policy Archive for an online tool designed to improve Jewish social research.


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