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JRelease: The National Center to Encourage Judaism

September 10, 2020 9:00 AM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

The National Center to Encourage Judaism
is now giving grants for on-line programming
that helps connect new people with Judaism

For over 35 years the National Center to Encourage Judaism has supported programs offered by established Jewish nonprofits (synagogues, JCCs, and others) that educate, engage, and connect people who do not identify as Jewish with Judaism. In that time, we have funded hundreds of in-person programs for individuals in the process of conversion, those who have recently converted, interfaith families, and others interested in exploring Judaism. Now, due to COVID, we are funding virtual programs that meet our eligibility guidelines. Applications are accepted anytime, and a decision is generally made within 45 days. Grants partially cover marketing, program materials, and other direct expenses for a variety of programs, including holiday workshops, introduction to Judaism classes, family programs, and discussion groups. Read more about what we fund online.

Our goal remains the same: encouraging Jewish organizations to offer programming that helps individuals and families establish a Jewish identity and create a Jewish home. We encourage inquiries and innovative ideas via email throughout the year. For example, recent grantees are supplementing Zoom with holiday baskets (such as “Shabbaskets”) and other physical materials to reinforce on-line learning, build community, and strengthen connections to Judaism. Find more supported programs on our website.

For more details, go to NCEJ’s grants page or apply now.

Links from above for reference:

NCEJ -- https://www.ncejudaism.org/

Apply for a grant -- https://www.ncejudaism.org/grant-process/

Our grantees -- https://www.ncejudaism.org/our-grantees/

What we fund -- https://www.ncejudaism.org/what-we-fund/

Virtual programs -- https://www.ncejudaism.org/virtual-programming/

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