Jewish Life

The Jewish Life program operates in the United States and in Israel, with a particular focus on young adults.

In North America, the Foundation supports projects that revitalize Jewish culture, address the evolving relationship between media and memory, and reinterpret Jewish tradition for an ever-more-diverse Jewish community.

In Israel, we work in partnership with Israeli philanthropies, nonprofits, and government to build a stronger, more inclusive society for young people—particularly through meaningful civic service—and to develop the nascent movement for affordable housing.

We continue the Foundation’s commitment to the support of Israeli science through awards for outstanding women scientists in their advanced training abroad. A hallmark of our cultural projects is their representation of Israel’s complexity and vitality.

2016

Hebrew Public

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the development of age-appropriate Israel Studies curriculum, materials, and professional development for middle school students at dual-language Hebrew Public charter schools in 2016-17.

IKAR

Amount
$200,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $400,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017
Location
USA

To support the inaugural cohort of the Jewish Emergent Network’s national fellowship, a two-year immersion program of leadership training and mentorship for seven early-career rabbis in seven path-breaking Jewish communities across the United States.

MAOZ

Amount
$15,125
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
Israel

To support research by MAOZ into Israel’s leadership challenges in the field of affordable housing and urban renewal and to recommend methodologies of leadership training that could generate the necessary leadership pipeline and network of experts for the Israeli landscape.

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds Inc.

Amount
$100,000
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $395,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2018
Location
Israel

To support the Working Together cross-sector initiative—by government, employers, and the nonprofit sector—to match at-risk young adults in Southern Israel with unfilled jobs, providing them with mentors, training, and ongoing support to help them succeed in stable, rewarding employment and contribute to their communities and country.

Shalom Hartman Institute

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
North America

To support the Shalom Hartman Institute’s continuing work with the North American Jewish community to grapple with existential challenges, explore the relationship with Israel, and uncover new opportunities for growth.

Sixth & I

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To provide scholarships for participants in the Jewish Welcome Workshop’s annual trip to Israel.

The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
USA

To support Leading Edge in advancing its flagship programs and research.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$35,904
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the development and marketing of an Israel Film Center (IFC) app compatible with Apple TV for streaming IFC’s film and TV offerings.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$80,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $249,340
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017

To support an ethical wills component to What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life—an advance care planning initiative—that frames ethical wills as a Jewish practice and offers training and programs for participants to create their own Jewish ethical wills in a range of settings in New York City; through a select nationwide network of JCCs; and in ongoing collaboration with the Gundersen Health Network’s Respecting Choices program, as an example of faith-based advance care planning.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Amount
$250,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $500,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017
Location
USA

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative’s comprehensive alumni engagement program and the recruitment and implementation of MLI Cohorts 4 and 5.

Total: $761,029

2015

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$12,425
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support the continuation of our joint activities in affordable housing in Israel.

Israeli-American Council

Amount
$50,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2015-2016
Location
Woodland Hills, CA

To support “Israeli Friday Night” (Shishi Israeli)—a NYC program of the Israeli-American Council that brings together Israeli and American-Jewish young families for a participatory evening of music, dance, and a communal dinner—to expand to two new sites and develop a strategy of local financial sustainability for the program’s national dissemination.

Jerusalem Press Club

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support the Jerusalem Press Club’s “International Conference on the Freedom of the Press,” May 2015.

New York Foundation for the Arts

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the project of a study guide, website, and outreach for “Colliding Dreams,” a feature documentary funded by the NEH for theatrical release and broadcast in 2016.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$400,000
Year 4 of four-year grant totaling $1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2015
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To establish the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, an independent consortium of Israeli and North American philanthropies whose goal is to increase the quantity and quality of government-funded civic service opportunities in Israel.

Park Avenue Synagogue

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the digitization, website, and education project at Park Avenue Synagogue of the Rita and George M. Shapiro Audio Archive.

Polyphony Education

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support Polyphony Education’s 2016 Scholar-in-Residence “Music and Citizenship” Seminar, which fosters interaction between young Jewish and Arab musicians through discussions with leading scholars about music
and civil society.

Polyphony Education

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015

To support Polyphony Education’s 2016 Scholar-in-Residence “Music and Citizenship” Seminar, which fosters interaction between young Jewish and Arab musicians through discussions with leading scholars about music and civil society.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continuation of the synagogue’s communications and marketing program in order to expand outreach to the Jewish community.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support JCC Manhattan’s presentation of four live events in 2016 based on the radio initiative Israel Story, which will be broadcast and distributed in multiple formats.

Urban Strategies, Inc.

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support Urban Strategies, Inc., under the direction of its chair, Richard D. Baron, in the creation of a master plan for the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Lod.

Total: $694,925

2014

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the feasibility assessment and program development of a team of housing experts to determine the viability of leveraging the State of Israel Bond Program to offer a new bond product that invests in affordable housing in Israel.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$16,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a four-month planning grant to develop a program model and feasible design for an Israel Affordable Housing Fellowship program, under the auspices of the Affordable Housing Program of Tel Aviv University.

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Cleveland, OH

To support the continuation of our joint activities in affordable housing in Israel.

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Inc.

Amount
$101,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Getzville, NY

To support the work of Forsyth Advisors for Phase II of the Israel Builds initiative, whose aim is to utilize Israel Bonds designated for affordable housing as a source of subordinate debt to address a financial impediment to a long-term multifamily rental housing market in Israel.

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Getzville, NY

To support up to $20,000 in 2015 travel costs to Israel of the Forsyth Street Advisors team working on Phase II of the Israel Builds initiative, whose aim is to utilize Israel Bonds designated for affordable housing as a source of subordinate debt to address a financial impediment to a long-term multifamily rental housing market in Israel.

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support “Healing Hatred,” an interreligious pastoral care training course in Jerusalem that equips professionals with tools of spiritual healing that help address the trauma of national conflict.

Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a project in partnership with Israeli artist Avital Geva and The Greenhouse of Kibbutz Ein Shemer, including a multimedia exhibit with images by Frederic Brenner and text by Yossi Klein Halevi; an ecological sukkah in front of the JCC designed and built by Avital Geva and his creative team; and multi-faceted public programming about environmentalism, sustainable agriculture, and the intersection of science, ecology and the arts from a Jewish and Israeli perspective.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Amount
$200,000
Year 2 of five-year grant totaling $1,000,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the operation and expansion of the Center for Pastoral Education as it adds capacity to its current programs and launches strategic new pilots.

Matan Investing in the Community [PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the work of “Collective Impact,” via Matan– Investing in the Community, in identifying the business advantage and implementing the most successful models in employing and retaining Arab citizens in Israel’s top private-sector corporations

Middle East Education Through Technology [Meet International Inc]

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a tie-off grant of $100,000 for the implementation of MEET’s redesigned alumni program

NATAL [American Friends of NATAL]

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support NATAL ‘s work in offering critical emergency assistance and trauma programs to support, strengthen, and build resilience during Israel’s current crisis and recovery.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$400,000
Year 3 of four-year grant totaling $1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2015
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To establish the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, an independent consortium of Israeli and North American philanthropies whose goal is to increase the quantity and quality of government-funded civic service opportunities in Israel.

Piyut North America [Congregation B’nai Jeshurun]

Amount
$55,000
Year 3 of three-year grant totaling $230,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase II of Piyut North America , bringing the global Jewish music of Piyut to young Jews in the US through pilot programs centered on yoga, meditation, culture, and music in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$78,000
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $205,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative, for emerging North American Muslim leaders to deepen their understanding of Jews and Judaism through participation in a year-long immersive educational program.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Shalom Hartman Institute’s continuing work with the North American Jewish community to grapple with existential challenges, to explore the relationship with Israel and to uncover new opportunities for growth.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$200,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $450,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2014-2015
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support a two-year grant of $400,000 for Cohorts II and III of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) at the Hartman Institute, as well as alumni retreats and activities for Cohorts I, II, and III.

Sheatufim (The Opportunity Fund) [PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc]

Amount
$240,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Herzliya, Israel

To support additional enrichment programming for Arab civic service volunteers in Israel in 2015-16Israel in 2015-16

Sixth & I

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Washington, DC

To provide scholarship funds for participants of the Jewish Welcome Workshop’s annual trip to Israel

Tor Hamidbar [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Lod, Israel

To support the creation of a strategic plan in 2014 toward the redevelopment of the city of Lod, bringing together the municipality, community leaders, local residents, and Israeli urban renewal expertise, in advance of substantial European Union funding for implementation beginning in 2016.

Total: $1,613,333

2013

ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the Right to Housing Program, aimed at advancing affordable housing in Israel.

Adas Israel Hebrew Congregation

Amount
$5,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Washington, DC

to support the “Return to Shabbat” program in 2014.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$40,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support research leading to recommendations on how to structure, administer, and evaluate a fellowship program that would bring Israeli professionals to the United States for an immersive education in affordable housing.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$231,275
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the establishment and operation of the Israel Affordable Housing Center (AHC) at the Public Interest Law Center of Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$28,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a feasibility analysis and business plan for a project to redevelop a residential complex in Jaffa to create additional units of affordable housing.

Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$30,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Revson Fellow for Community Organizing.

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$60,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Cleveland, OH

To identify viable affordable housing projects underway in Israel and articulate the common financial and regulatory changes needed for their successful completion.

Israel Democracy Institute

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel for years 2012-2015; and a special report on civic service.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Amount
$200,000
Year 1 of five-year grant totaling $1,000,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the operation and expansion of the Center for Pastoral Education as it adds capacity to its current programs and launches strategic new pilots.

MEET: Middle East Education through Technology [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$150,000
Year 3 of three-year grant totaling $525,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2011-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support To support MEET’s expansion to a second hub in Northern Israel and the establishment of an alumni network MEET’s expansion to a second hub in Northern Israel and the establishment of an alumni network.

New Jerusalem Orchestra [America-Israel Cultural Foundation]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the planning phase of an effort to bring the New Jerusalem Orchestra to New York City in 2014 for a month-long residency of performances and educational programming.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$400,000
Year 2 of four-year grant totaling $1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2015
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To establish the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, an independent consortium of Israeli and North American philanthropies whose goal is to increase the quantity and quality of government-funded civic service opportunities in Israel.

Piyut North America [Congregation B’nai Jeshurun]

Amount
$75,000
Year 2 of three-year grant totaling $230,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase II of Piyut North America , bringing the global Jewish music of Piyut to young Jews in the US through pilot programs centered on yoga, meditation, culture, and music in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$127,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $205,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative, for emerging North American Muslim leaders to deepen their understanding of Jews and Judaism through participation in a year-long immersive educational program.

Tapuah [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$31,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the advancement of the Civic Service Forum’s agenda through 2013; and the creation of a report on common standards and customized practices for civic service enrichment.

Total: $1,537,775

2012

ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Coalition for Affordable Housing’s efforts in the improvement, passage, and implementation of affordable housing policy.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$7,450
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support research toward a multi-sector task force that will work to bring Israeli affordable housing initiatives to the construction stage.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$16,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a feasibility analysis and business plan to develop, with community involvement, adjacent residential complexes in Jaffa’s Jabaliya-Kedem neighborhood, generating 200 market, submarket, and long-term rental housing units.

Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$30,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the position of Revson Fellow for Community Organizing at Congregation Beth Elohim .

Friends of the Library of the Supreme Court of Israel

Amount
$30,000
Year 3 of three-year grant totaling $90,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2008-2012
Location
Hartford, CT

To support the English translation and online posting of significant opinions of the 2008, 2009, and 2010 terms of the Supreme Court of Israel.

Israel Democracy Institute

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Jerusaelm, Israel

To support the creation of the Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel for the years 2012

Jerusalem Culture Unlimited [America-Israel Cultural Foundation]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support professional training for emerging Jerusalem arts organizations in order to help build their capacity and financial sustainability.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Amount
$100,000
Year 4 of four-year grant totaling $500,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2009-2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of the Center for Pastoral Education .

MEET: Middle East Education through Technology [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$175,000
Year 2 of three-year grant totaling $525,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2011-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support To support MEET’s expansion to a second hub in Northern Israel and the establishment of an alumni network MEET’s expansion to a second hub in Northern Israel and the establishment of an alumni network.

Natan Fund [FJC]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Natan Book Award.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$400,000
Year 1 of four-year grant totaling $1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2015
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To establish the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, an independent consortium of Israeli and North American philanthropies whose goal is to increase the quantity and quality of government-funded civic service opportunities in Israel.

Piyut North America [Congregation B’nai Jeshurun]

Amount
$100,000
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $230,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase II of Piyut North America , bringing the global Jewish music of Piyut to young Jews in the US through pilot programs centered on yoga, meditation, culture, and music in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support research associated with Like Dreamers, a work on modern Israel.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the implementation of a communications and marketing plan.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amount
$25,000
Year 10 of ten-year grant totaling $250,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2003-2012
Location
Chapel Hill, NC

To support a program at the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies in honor of Eli N. Evans, President Emeritus of the Revson Foundation.

Total: $1,093,450

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ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To investigate the establishment of Community Development Corporations and other nonprofit community-housing institutions in the United States for their potential application to the development of affordable housing for low- and medium-income residents in Israel.

ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the hiring of a coordinator to administer the Coalition for Affordable Housing.

ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support and provide public relations material for a grassroots logistics coordinator for the Coalition for Affordable Housing in Israel.

ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Coalition for Affordable Housing’s efforts in the improvement, passage, and implementation of affordable housing policy.

ACRI [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the Right to Housing Program, aimed at advancing affordable housing in Israel.

Adas Israel Hebrew Congregation

Amount
$5,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Washington, DC

to support the “Return to Shabbat” program in 2014.

American Jewish Committee

Amount
$150,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2006-2007
Location
New York, NY

To support ACCESS/AJC.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support and upgrade core functions of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues.

American Library Association

Amount
$40,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
Chicago, IL

To support the construction and touring of three exhibits to 75 libraries throughout the country, focusing on the cultural impact of prominent Jewish Americans—poet Emma Lazarus, children’s writer Maurice Sendak, and Jewish composers and lyricists who contributed to the great American songbook.

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To support the new program partnership for alumni of AVODAH and American Jewish World Service.

Bema’aglei Tzedek

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support core work of educating and engaging young Israelis to be agents of social change, rooted in Jewish values, on behalf of workers’ rights and the rights of the disabled.

Brandeis University

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
Waltham, MA

To provide scholarships for incoming undergraduate students and to support the Krupp Scholarship Challenge grant.

Brooklyn Jews/Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2008-2009
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the continuation of the Next-Generation Leadership project.

Brooklyn Jews/Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Annual Temple Retreat.

Brooklyn Jews/Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To augment the capacity of the website to build community.

Brotherhood Synagogue

Amount
$5,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

In honor of the memory of Judith Evans.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$40,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support research leading to recommendations on how to structure, administer, and evaluate a fellowship program that would bring Israeli professionals to the United States for an immersive education in affordable housing.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the feasibility assessment and program development of a team of housing experts to determine the viability of leveraging the State of Israel Bond Program to offer a new bond product that invests in affordable housing in Israel.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a two-month mapping survey designed to identify technical, financial, and organizational challenges facing affordable housing initiatives.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$7,450
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support research toward a multi-sector task force that will work to bring Israeli affordable housing initiatives to the construction stage.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$16,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a feasibility analysis and business plan to develop, with community involvement, adjacent residential complexes in Jaffa’s Jabaliya-Kedem neighborhood, generating 200 market, submarket, and long-term rental housing units.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$231,275
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the establishment and operation of the Israel Affordable Housing Center (AHC) at the Public Interest Law Center of Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$28,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a feasibility analysis and business plan for a project to redevelop a residential complex in Jaffa to create additional units of affordable housing.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$16,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a four-month planning grant to develop a program model and feasible design for an Israel Affordable Housing Fellowship program, under the auspices of the Affordable Housing Program of Tel Aviv University.

Columbia/Barnard Hillel

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of the Jewish Life Orientation (JelLO).

Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$200,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2010-2011
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support two Revson Neighborhood Fellows and a Revson Rabbinic Intern to work with Rabbi Andy Bachman in creating model programs with previously unconnected young Jews in Brooklyn.

Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support an upgrade of CBE’s IT systems to facilitate community building.

Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$30,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the position of Revson Fellow for Community Organizing at Congregation Beth Elohim .

Congregation Beth Elohim

Amount
$30,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Revson Fellow for Community Organizing.

Congregation Kehillath Israel

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
Brookline, MA

To support a rabbinic hesed intern, who will organize the community in providing attention and care to members in crisis.

Congregation Kehillath Israel

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
Brookline, MA

To support an expanded rabbinic capacity to strengthen community outreach and learning.

Congregation Kehillath Israel

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
Brookline, MA

To support an expanded rabbinic capacity to strengthen community outreach and learning.

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$60,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Cleveland, OH

To identify viable affordable housing projects underway in Israel and articulate the common financial and regulatory changes needed for their successful completion.

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Cleveland, OH

To support the continuation of our joint activities in affordable housing in Israel.

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$12,425
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support the continuation of our joint activities in affordable housing in Israel.

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Amount
$75,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
New Haven, CT

To support the digitization of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies to preserve and provide appropriate access to 4,439 video testimonies of survivors, rescuers, liberators, and witnesses of the Holocaust.

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Inc.

Amount
$101,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Getzville, NY

To support the work of Forsyth Advisors for Phase II of the Israel Builds initiative, whose aim is to utilize Israel Bonds designated for affordable housing as a source of subordinate debt to address a financial impediment to a long-term multifamily rental housing market in Israel.

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Getzville, NY

To support up to $20,000 in 2015 travel costs to Israel of the Forsyth Street Advisors team working on Phase II of the Israel Builds initiative, whose aim is to utilize Israel Bonds designated for affordable housing as a source of subordinate debt to address a financial impediment to a long-term multifamily rental housing market in Israel.

Friends of the Library of the Supreme Court of Israel

Amount
$90,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2008-2012
Location
Hartford, CT

To support the English translation and online posting of significant opinions of the 2008, 2009, and 2010 terms of the Supreme Court of Israel.

Gesher Foundation

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the production of a third season of the critically acclaimed Israeli television series Arab Labor.

Hebrew Public

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the development of age-appropriate Israel Studies curriculum, materials, and professional development for middle school students at dual-language Hebrew Public charter schools in 2016-17.

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support “Healing Hatred,” an interreligious pastoral care training course in Jerusalem that equips professionals with tools of spiritual healing that help address the trauma of national conflict.

IKAR

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2008-2009
Location
Los Angeles, CA

To support the continuation of the Next-Generation Leadership project.

IKAR

Amount
$200,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2010-2011
Location
Losa Angeles, CA

To support a Revson Rabbinic Fellow to work with Rabbi Sharon Brous in creating model programs with previously unconnected young Jews in Los Angeles.

IKAR

Amount
$400,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017
Location
USA

To support the inaugural cohort of the Jewish Emergent Network’s national fellowship, a two-year immersion program of leadership training and mentorship for seven early-career rabbis in seven path-breaking Jewish communities across the United States.

Israel Democracy Institute

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Jerusaelm, Israel

To support the creation of the Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel for the years 2012

Israel Democracy Institute

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel for years 2012-2015; and a special report on civic service.

Israeli-American Council

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2015-2016
Location
Woodland Hills, CA

To support “Israeli Friday Night” (Shishi Israeli)—a NYC program of the Israeli-American Council that brings together Israeli and American-Jewish young families for a participatory evening of music, dance, and a communal dinner—to expand to two new sites and develop a strategy of local financial sustainability for the program’s national dissemination.

Jerusalem Culture Unlimited [America-Israel Cultural Foundation]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support professional training for emerging Jerusalem arts organizations in order to help build their capacity and financial sustainability.

Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies

Amount
$4,700,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2007-2011
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

For continued support of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and its Environmental Policy Center.

Jerusalem Press Club

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support the Jerusalem Press Club’s “International Conference on the Freedom of the Press,” May 2015.

Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a project in partnership with Israeli artist Avital Geva and The Greenhouse of Kibbutz Ein Shemer, including a multimedia exhibit with images by Frederic Brenner and text by Yossi Klein Halevi; an ecological sukkah in front of the JCC designed and built by Avital Geva and his creative team; and multi-faceted public programming about environmentalism, sustainable agriculture, and the intersection of science, ecology and the arts from a Jewish and Israeli perspective.

Jewish Federations of North America

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society , which uses the collective resources of contributors, each donating $50,000, to help promote a positive shared future in Israel of social and political equality, equal opportunity, and fair access to resources for all its citizens.

Jewish Federations of North America

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society , which uses the collective resources of contributors to help promote a positive shared future in Israel of social and political equality.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To complete the funding for the JTA Digital News Database, making 90 years of JTA’s global journalism about the Jewish people available and searchable online.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Amount
$1,000,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the operation and expansion of the Center for Pastoral Education as it adds capacity to its current programs and launches strategic new pilots.

Ma’ase [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$180,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2010-2011
Location
Karmiel, Israel

To support the establishment of a Civic Service Forum of Israeli NGOs working to improve the quantity and quality of volunteer year-of-service opportunities for disadvantaged Israeli youth.

Ma’ase [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$260,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2010-2011
Location
Karmiel, Israel

To support the NGOs of the Civic Service Forum in their enrichment programming for 70 newly created civic service slots designated for disadvantaged Israeli youth—Arab Israelis, at-risk youth, and the physically and mentally disabled.

Ma’ase [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$225,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
Karmiel, Israel

To support the NGOs of the Civic Service Forum in their enrichment programming for 75 civic service slots designated for Israeli youth unable to serve in the military—Arab, at risk, physically and emotionally disabled, and immigrant.

Ma’ase [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$80,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
Karmiel, Israel

To renew support for the Civic Service Forum, a coalition of Israeli NGOs working to expand the quantity and improve the quality of volunteer year-of-service opportunities for disadvantaged Israeli youth.

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support the production of the Among the Righteous website.

MAOZ

Amount
$15,125
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
Israel

To support research by MAOZ into Israel’s leadership challenges in the field of affordable housing and urban renewal and to recommend methodologies of leadership training that could generate the necessary leadership pipeline and network of experts for the Israeli landscape.

Matan Investing in the Community [PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the work of “Collective Impact,” via Matan– Investing in the Community, in identifying the business advantage and implementing the most successful models in employing and retaining Arab citizens in Israel’s top private-sector corporations

Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
Boston, MA

To support the hunger relief network in the Boston metro area, in honor of Dr. Jerome Groopman’s service to the Charles H. Revson Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

MEET: Middle East Education through Technology [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$18,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To bridge the difference in exchange between the shekel and the dollar and the subsequent loss in value of the 2006 grant.

MEET: Middle East Education through Technology [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$20,600
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To implement a remote audio-visual conferencing system that will allow real-time collaborations among professors, students, and business leaders at MIT, in Jerusalem, and on the West Bank.

MEET: Middle East Education through Technology [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To support an effort to increase the recruitment of young women to MEET.

MEET: Middle East Education through Technology [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$525,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2011-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support To support MEET’s expansion to a second hub in Northern Israel and the establishment of an alumni network MEET’s expansion to a second hub in Northern Israel and the establishment of an alumni network.

Middle East Education Through Technology [Meet International Inc]

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a tie-off grant of $100,000 for the implementation of MEET’s redesigned alumni program

NATAL [American Friends of NATAL]

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support NATAL ‘s work in offering critical emergency assistance and trauma programs to support, strengthen, and build resilience during Israel’s current crisis and recovery.

Natan Fund

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

For general support.

Natan Fund [FJC]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Natan Book Award.

National Foundation for Jewish Culture

Amount
$1,000,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
1999-2008
Location
New York, NY

For operating support for the Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking.

Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
Beer Sheva, Israel

To support the two unique gap-year service-learning programs developed by NISPED’s Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation that enable Palestinian-Israeli youth to participate in civic service in Israel.

New Jerusalem Orchestra [America-Israel Cultural Foundation]

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the planning phase of an effort to bring the New Jerusalem Orchestra to New York City in 2014 for a month-long residency of performances and educational programming.

New York Foundation for the Arts

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the project of a study guide, website, and outreach for “Colliding Dreams,” a feature documentary funded by the NEH for theatrical release and broadcast in 2016.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support in partnership with the Gandyr Foundation the part-time position of manager of the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service through March 2012.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2015
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To establish the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, an independent consortium of Israeli and North American philanthropies whose goal is to increase the quantity and quality of government-funded civic service opportunities in Israel.

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds Inc.

Amount
$395,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2018
Location
Israel

To support the Working Together cross-sector initiative—by government, employers, and the nonprofit sector—to match at-risk young adults in Southern Israel with unfilled jobs, providing them with mentors, training, and ongoing support to help them succeed in stable, rewarding employment and contribute to their communities and country.

Park Avenue Synagogue

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the digitization, website, and education project at Park Avenue Synagogue of the Rita and George M. Shapiro Audio Archive.

Piyut North America [Congregation B’nai Jeshurun]

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

For support of ‘Invitation to Piyut: North America,’ to convene a working retreat in the New-York area of a national group of 80 rabbis, cantors, and leaders of established synagogues and independent prayer groups to learn the music of Piyut and disseminate it to North American communities.

Piyut North America [Congregation B’nai Jeshurun]

Amount
$230,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase II of Piyut North America , bringing the global Jewish music of Piyut to young Jews in the US through pilot programs centered on yoga, meditation, culture, and music in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

Polyphony Education

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support Polyphony Education’s 2016 Scholar-in-Residence “Music and Citizenship” Seminar, which fosters interaction between young Jewish and Arab musicians through discussions with leading scholars about music
and civil society.

Polyphony Education

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015

To support Polyphony Education’s 2016 Scholar-in-Residence “Music and Citizenship” Seminar, which fosters interaction between young Jewish and Arab musicians through discussions with leading scholars about music and civil society.

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support a partnership with the Jewish Heritage Video Collection to create a new website and portal about Jewish films.

Shalom Hartman Institute

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
North America

To support the Shalom Hartman Institute’s continuing work with the North American Jewish community to grapple with existential challenges, explore the relationship with Israel, and uncover new opportunities for growth.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support research associated with Like Dreamers, a work on modern Israel.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$205,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative, for emerging North American Muslim leaders to deepen their understanding of Jews and Judaism through participation in a year-long immersive educational program.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Shalom Hartman Institute’s continuing work with the North American Jewish community to grapple with existential challenges, to explore the relationship with Israel and to uncover new opportunities for growth.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$450,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2014-2015
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support a two-year grant of $400,000 for Cohorts II and III of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) at the Hartman Institute, as well as alumni retreats and activities for Cohorts I, II, and III.

Sheatufim (The Opportunity Fund) [PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc]

Amount
$240,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Herzliya, Israel

To support additional enrichment programming for Arab civic service volunteers in Israel in 2015-16Israel in 2015-16

Sixth & I

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Washington, DC

To provide scholarship funds for participants of the Jewish Welcome Workshop’s annual trip to Israel

Sixth & I

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To provide scholarships for participants in the Jewish Welcome Workshop’s annual trip to Israel.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support a communications specialist to coordinate the synagogue’s overall communications strategy.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the implementation of a communications and marketing plan.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continuation of the synagogue’s communications and marketing program in order to expand outreach to the Jewish community.

Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University

Amount
$5,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
Atlanta, GA

In honor of the memory of Judith Evans.

Tapuah [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$31,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2013
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the advancement of the Civic Service Forum’s agenda through 2013; and the creation of a report on common standards and customized practices for civic service enrichment.

Tevel b’Tzedek

Amount
$40,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2008
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the development of a follow-up component of the social justice program in Nepal, providing Israeli participants with opportunities to work with or start their own NGOs in Israel.

Tevel b’Tzedek

Amount
$4,860
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the development of a strategic plan for the development and growth of Tevel b’Tzedek’s long-term alumni program.

The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
USA

To support Leading Edge in advancing its flagship programs and research.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support JCC Manhattan’s presentation of four live events in 2016 based on the radio initiative Israel Story, which will be broadcast and distributed in multiple formats.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$35,904
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the development and marketing of an Israel Film Center (IFC) app compatible with Apple TV for streaming IFC’s film and TV offerings.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$249,340
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017

To support an ethical wills component to What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life—an advance care planning initiative—that frames ethical wills as a Jewish practice and offers training and programs for participants to create their own Jewish ethical wills in a range of settings in New York City; through a select nationwide network of JCCs; and in ongoing collaboration with the Gundersen Health Network’s Respecting Choices program, as an example of faith-based advance care planning.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Amount
$500,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017
Location
USA

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative’s comprehensive alumni engagement program and the recruitment and implementation of MLI Cohorts 4 and 5.

Toldot Yisrael

Amount
$30,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2010
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the cost of recording the video testimonies of 50 men and women of Israel’s founding generation.

Tor Hamidbar [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Lod, Israel

To support the creation of a strategic plan in 2014 toward the redevelopment of the city of Lod, bringing together the municipality, community leaders, local residents, and Israeli urban renewal expertise, in advance of substantial European Union funding for implementation beginning in 2016.

United Jewish Communities

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To participate in the UJC Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Amount
$450,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2008-2011
Location
Washington, DC

To support the Charles H. Revson Fellowships for Archival Research at the US Holocaust Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies .

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amount
$250,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2003-2012
Location
Chapel Hill, NC

To support a program at the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies in honor of Eli N. Evans, President Emeritus of the Revson Foundation.

Urban Strategies, Inc.

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support Urban Strategies, Inc., under the direction of its chair, Richard D. Baron, in the creation of a master plan for the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Lod.

Total: $18,603,866