Trying to interest teenagers in activities is difficult, parents and teachers know well, especially given what technology has done to the attention spans of young people.
As the Jim Joseph Foundation, a San Francisco-based foundation that focuses on Jewish education, wraps up three major grants in the Los Angeles area, its beneficiaries are touting their programs’ successes as models for Jewish funding.
The Jewish service group Repair the World has named David Eisner its new CEO and president.
Moishe House, the international group focused on building communities for Jews in their 20s, will gain up to $6 million to expand its programming.
The Foundation for Jewish Camp's new grant cycle will fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.
Three Jewish seminaries across the denominational spectrum will receive a total of $12 million to help train new Jewish educators.
Several of the country¹s largest Jewish foundations and organizations have banded together to form a new nonprofit aimed at creating a Jewish social service movement.
Five communities, including Los Angeles, will split an $11 million emergency grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation for day school and Jewish camp tuition assistance over the next two years. The San Francisco-based foundation will begin paying money out immediately to Jewish federations in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and its neighboring North Shore, and the greater Washington, D.C., area.