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.

Update: Applications for 2021 Israel Engagement Grants are open. Click here to apply. Applications will close on Monday, July 20, 2020.

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, brazin@jewishphilly.org or 215-832-0536. For technical assistance logging in to the application portal, email grants@jewishphilly.org.

2019-2020 GRANTEES

 

Temple Adath Israel Adult Education Committee Many Layers of Jerusalem with photographer Udi Goren
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
Germantown Jewish Centre Author Ruby Namdar: The Ruined House
Israeli-American Council Philadelphia (IAC) Tarbut Israeli  for Adults
Israeli-American Council Philadelphia (IAC) Tarbut Israeli for Children
Israeli-American Council Philadelphia (IAC) Yom Hazikaron-Israel Memorial Day Ceremony
LMAHH Israel, One Country with Many Lenses with educator Neil Lazarus
Main Line Reform Temple Courageous Conversations with author Yossi Klein HaLevi
Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival
Perelman Jewish Day School Israeli Theater
Temple Sinai & Congregation Temple Beth’El From Ethiopia to Israel: Challenges and Opportunities with Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom
TOTAL $56,000