Jewish Federations Awarded Funds for Groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care

New York – The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is proud to announce that the United States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the organization $12 million over 5 years, pending the availability of federal funds, to advance innovations in person-centered, trauma-informed supportive services for Holocaust survivors. This award will help Jewish organizations and …

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The Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants

The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today as part of its mission to support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education. Across the spectrum of Jewish educational venues and approaches – from community centers and digital labs, to day schools and synagogues – this new round of grants underscores a commitment to innovative work that is redefining and strengthening the scope, reach and depth of Jewish education.

The Israel Institute Internship Programs

The Jim Joseph Foundation-Israel Institute Internship is a paid summer internship in the U.S. open to current college sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in Israel-related work. The Steinhardt-Israel Institute Internship Program is a paid yearlong internship that places recent college grads at top Israeli think tanks. For more information, please visit:

Michael R. Bloomberg Receives Genesis Prize Honoring Life Achievements in Public Service, Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship

Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was honored by hundreds of dignitaries from around the world as the inaugural Genesis Prize Laureate at a ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre. The evening’s celebration was emceed by the iconic comedian Jay Leno.

Michael R. Bloomberg Kicks Off $1 Million Global Competition

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced that the inaugural Genesis Prize Laureate, Mr. Michael R. Bloomberg, has chosen to invest the $1 million award to create a global competition, named the Genesis Generation Challenge. The new competition will strive to find – and fund – the next big idea that would measurably better the world.

Branding a Nation: One Village at a Time

After winning their recent UN Innovation Award, US-based non-profit Innovation: Africa (iA) was honored yet again, this time with the Wharton School’s Social Media Leadership Award in the category of Nation Branding. They were recognized along with other leaders in the field such as American Airlines, Dell and Chase.

Hazon to help renew and strengthen the Jewish outdoor, food, and environmental education (JOFEE) movement in San Diego, CA

Hazon has received a grant from the Leichtag Foundation to place a staff person at the North County Jewish Hub located at the Ranch in Encinitas, a property recently purchased by the Leichtag Foundation that serves as a nexus of sustainable agriculture, social justice, and community development.

ADL Honors Elie & Marion Wiesel with Jabotinsky Award for Courageous Jewish Leadership

Elie and Marion Wiesel, the husband-and-wife team whose courageous crusade against forces of hatred and intolerance has spanned many decades, crises and continents, and who continue to exercise tremendous moral leadership on the international stage, have been honored by the Anti-Defamation League with its distinguished ADL Jabotinsky Award for Courageous Jewish Leadership.

JTS Rabbinic Training Institute Receives Grant to Support Women Rabbis

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is pleased to announce a generous grant from Marc and Michelle Gary to its Rabbinic Training Institute, a popular annual professional development program for rabbis in the field. The grant will provide scholarships for a limited number of women rabbis to enroll in the esteemed weeklong program for half the usual tuition. Marc Gary is executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of JTS and Michelle Kravtin Gary is an attorney. Mr. Gary came to JTS from his most recent post as executive vice president and general counsel of Boston’s Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. Previously, he rose to the position of executive vice president and general counsel at BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta, and for almost 20 years, was a partner and national litigation practice co-chair in the Washington DC office of Mayer Brown & Platt, an international law firm. Ms. Kravtin Gary is also a community volunteer active on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee, and a former teacher in the Gateways program for Jewish youth with special needs. The couple and their family are longtime supporters of the Conservative Movement.

Eric Rosenthal Presented 2013 Charles Bronfman Prize for Fighting Worldwide to End Segregation and Abuse of People with Disabilities

Eric Rosenthal, a trailblazing global advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and Founder and Executive Director of an international human rights organization dedicated to ending their segregation and abuse, has formally received the 2013 Charles Bronfman Prize. Each year, The Charles Bronfman Prize – with an accompanying $100,000 award – goes to a young humanitarian whose work is informed by Jewish values and has global impact changing lives and inspiring a younger generation.

Jewish Federations, Ruderman Family Foundation, launch initiative to place adults with disabilities as interns and fellows at Federations

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Ruderman Family Foundation are launching a groundbreaking initiative to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community.

$1 Million Matching Fund for Jewish Social Change Launches Today

Today, the Jewish Funders Network announced the launch of its new $1 million Jewish Social Change Matching Fund in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, Naomi & Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, Dorot Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and Righteous Persons Foundation.