Update: Applications for 2021 Israel Engagement Grants are now closed.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia awards grants each year to local Jewish organizations, supporting them in bringing Israeli culture to our communities in creative and engaging ways. The fund’s purpose is to provide grants for programs that strengthen Israel engagement via cultural programming. Funds can be used to bring in Israeli performers and artists and/or to create Israel-themed programs that include music, film, arts, dance, literature, lectures, theater, etc. that are open to the community and demonstrate artistic, educational and/or cultural value for the community.
In 2019-2020, 23 micro-grants were awarded to 25 organizations for a total of $56,000. See below for a list of grants made. Due to Covid-19, not all funded programs were able to occur, and organizations were allowed to roll their funding over to the 2020-2021 year. For the current funding cycle, the selection committee will prioritize funding for organizations that are not rolling over a 2019-2020 grant.
Applying for an Israel Engagement Grant
To apply for a grant on behalf of a local Jewish organization, click here. The 2020-2021 applications open Monday, June 15, 2020 and close Monday, July 20, 2020. Jewish organizations in the five-county region can apply for up to $5,000 in support. For more information on Jewish Federation’s Israel Engagement Grants please contact Beth Razin, email@example.com or 215-832-0536. For technical assistance logging in to the application portal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Temple Adath Israel with IAC Philadelphia||Shavuot Israeli Style|
|Temple Adath Israel with Perelman JDS and Temple Sinai||Sing Together for Israel: A Philly Koolulam Experience|
|American Jewish Committee||The Fascination with Shitsel and What it Teaches Us about Israel’s Place in the World|
|B’nai Abraham Chabad||From Arab Muslim to Israel Jew with speaker Mark Halawa|
|BBYO||Explore Israel at Liberty Region Fall Convention|
|Cong. Beth El – Ner Tamid||Mind, Motion & Munchies: Pathways to Israel|
|Beth Sholom Congregation||Israel 72 & You!|
|Brothers of Israel & Bucks County Clergy Council||Israel Dialogue: Many Streams, One Community|
|Chelkeinu Initative & Aish Chaim||Israel in the 21st Century with journalist and educator Sivan Rahav- Meir|
|Congregations of Shaare Shamayim||Exploring Israel|
|Federation Housing||Tzofim-Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan|
|Folkshul||Celebrate Israeli Diversity Through Dance and Music|
|Friends of Israel Scouts – Jewish Committee on Scouting||Tzofim-Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan|
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|Israeli-American Council Philadelphia (IAC)||Yom Hazikaron-Israel Memorial Day Ceremony|
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|Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia||Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival|
|Perelman Jewish Day School||Israeli Theater|
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