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 Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is now accepting proposals for 2019-2020 from the Israel Engagement Grants Fund (September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020). 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. Priority will be given to requests that are open to the community and that demonstrate artistic, educational and/or cultural value for the community. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday, July 31, 2019. 

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Applying for an Israel Engagement Grant

  • The grant process is open to Jewish organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
  • A grant of up to $5,000 can be requested.
  • Requests must come from a 501(c)(3) organization, or an individual or organization that has fiscal sponsorship from a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Programs must be open to the larger community.
  • A project can be an individual event or part of a larger series or initiative.
  • Funds may not be used for general operating support.
  • All documentation must be submitted to
  • To inform the deliberations, please provide the programmatic and financial information requested including a one-page narrative summarizing the program and how it aligns with the purpose of the Israel Engagement Grants Fund, including target population.


Current Grantees


Adath Israel w/ IAC Shishi Israeli Shabbat Program
Adath Israel Religious School A Walk of the Land – Uri Goren
AJC-Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey A Conversation with Award-Winning Israeli Author Ruby Namdar
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Live from Israel…
Congregation Kol Emet The Forbidden Conversation
Congregation Rodeph Shalom The Israeli (Hi)Story: Creating Profound Connections
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim w/ Tifereth Israel of Bensalem Largest Human Israeli Flag at Israeli Independence Day Fair
Federation Housing Tzofim Friendship Caravan Program
Friends of Israel Scouts of the Delaware Valley Tzofim (Scout) Friendship Caravan
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival My Israel – Student Short Film Competition
Israeli American Council (IAC) Shishi Israeli
Israeli American Council (IAC) Yom Hazikaron
Israeli American Council (IAC) Tarbuti
Jewish Graduate Student Network Grad Network All About Israel Series
Kaiserman JCC Israel Week @ the J
Kohelet Yeshiva Kohelet Yeshiva Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut Programming
Lower Merion Area Hebrew High School LMAHH Loves Israel
Maccabi USA Winning Daily Battles
Neziner Hebrew School w/ Makom Panim Rabbot Lah (פָּנִים רַבּוֹת לָה) – Her Many Face(t)s
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Ohev Shalom presents…Israel Through the Arts
Perelman Jewish Day School w/ JBHA Sparks of Change
Perelman Jewish Day School Israeli Culture (Plays)
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel KI Israel Cultural and Advocacy Committee (ICAC)
Temple Beth Zion – Beth Israel Psychoanalysis in Israel: Trauma, Antisemitism and Victimization
Temple Judea Museum Before Our Eyes – History, Humor and Humanity: Photographs of Israel
The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia
TOTAL $48,000
Bucks County Jewish Coalition A Jewish Israel Festival
BuxMont Kehillah The Israel Games
Delaware County Kehillah Professional Development, “Wrestling with Israel: Reality and Perspective”
Kehillah of Chester County A Taste of Israel through Short Films and Media


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