(JNS.org) The San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation awarded more than $4.5 million to Jewish academic institutions and programs at its October 2013 board of directors meeting. Some of the recipients include Brandeis University, the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, and the Consortium of Applied Studies in Jewish Education at Stanford University.
“Within this group of grantees, grants address day school curriculum, teacher training, and scholarly Jewish social research,” said Al Levitt, president of the Jim Joseph Foundation, which prioritizes support for Jewish learning. “We continue to be inspired by the determined, innovative work of these and other grantees. Working collaboratively, we strive to create ever-increasing opportunities for Jewish youth and young adults to engage in vibrant Jewish living and learning.”