2018-02-28 / Federation

Microgrants awarded for nine exciting events

Celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with our local Jewish community. There are nine events coming to South Jersey with support from the Israel 70 microgrant initiative, which provided small grant opportunities to local Jewish organizations looking to enhance the celebration.

“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity,” said Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. “We are proud to acknowledge the strength which Israel has provided to the world and our community here in South Jersey, and we look forward to the celebrations and are thrilled by the response.”

The Jewish Federation is dedicated to supporting Israel-based programming throughout the community. Celebrating the rich history of Israel, her many contributions to the modern world, and in the spirit of building community, the Jewish Federation’s Israel 70 microgrant initiative encourages community organizations to create sustainable, innovative programs which link their own expertise and passions with Israel to the South Jersey community.

Programs vary, with a focus on any aspect of Israeli life, culture, advocacy, history or education. They are Cong. Sons of Israel’s “A Hero’s Journey: Celebrating 70 Years of the Ingathering of the Exiles to Israel;” Cong. Beth El’s “Café 70;” the Katz JCC’s “Israel 70 Festival;” Kellman Brown Academy and Temple Beth Sholom’s “Artist Scholar-in-Residence with Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz;” Temple Emanuel’s Anat Hoffman program; Temple Sinai’s “A Day in the Life of an Israeli Teen;” Politz Day School’s “Yom Haaztmaut Community Celebration & Student Education Initiative;” Temple Beth Sholom’s “An Evening with Renowned Israeli Journalist David Horovitz;” and Temple Beth Sholom and Cong. Beth El’s “Keeping the Pot Boiling—Israel Programming after the Confirmation Trip.”

For more information about these programs and other events, visit our Community Calendar at jewishsouthjersey.org/calendar.

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