The Covenant Basis in New York Metropolis has introduced grants totaling $1.7 million in assist of Jewish schooling in North America.
Recipients of the group’s Signature grants embrace Camp Tawonga (San Francisco), which was awarded $120,000 over three years to reinforce and increase its various B’nai Mitzvah Program for unaffiliated, interfaith, and marginalized households; Hebrew Union Faculty – Jewish Institute of Faith, College of Training (Los Angeles), which can obtain $150,000 over three years to complement college students’ instructional experiences by way of engagements with artist-scholars; The Kitchen (San Francisco), which was awarded $150,000 over three years to assist construct neighborhood, improve Jewish literacy, and interact folks in Jewish observe by way of track; and Queens Faculty Hillel (Flushing, New York), which can obtain $200,000 over three years in assist of a partnership between the 5 main Metropolis College of New York campuses centered on Jewish studying, management coaching, and neighborhood constructing for Sephardic and Mizrahi college students.
Recipients of the group’s Ignition grants — one-year grants of as much as $20,000 in assist of latest and untested approaches — embrace the Holocaust Memorial Middle (Farmington Hills, Michigan), which can use the funds to launch a pilot program designed to assist the youngsters and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors transmit their relations’ tales to college students; Liz Lerman (Baltimore), in assist of a brand new on-line useful resource for educators centered on the artist’s inventive practices and strategies; and Younger Israel of Deerfield Seashore (Florida), to create significant intergenerational relationships and improve the Hebrew studying abilities of Boca Raton Jewish day faculty college students by pairing them with retired educators.
“This yr, the grants docket displays hyper-current points like democracy, know-how, the local weather disaster, digital actuality, and our screen-centered society,” stated Covenant Basis govt director Harlene Appelman. “There are additionally many initiatives on this record that urge us to return to the elemental blessings of our custom, like arts and spirituality, music, and Jewish studying. This mixture of latest concepts and age-old knowledge confirms our steadfast perception within the really progressive nature of Jewish educators and their dedication to enhancing our world, one pupil at a time.”
(Photograph credit score: Camp Tawonga)