Background on support for pluralistic funding

In 2015 JUF provided $300,000 for pluralistic programs in Israel and $150,000 for pluralistic and Jewish education programs in Ukraine. This support is directed toward Progressive (Reform), Masorti (Conservative), Modern Orthodox streams and religious programs that are non-affilated.

Overview of Program Grants

The following 18 streams programs in Israel received support from JUF in 2015.

In Israel

Progressive (Reform) Movement – Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism - $102,000

  • Bat Mitzvah Revolution
  • U'faratztah-new communities initiative
  • Russian-speaking community programs

Masorti (Conservative) Movement and Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies - $102,000

Masorti Movement Programs:

  • NOAM Gap year and Army programs
  • NOAM National activities

Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies Programs:

  • Lehava-ongoing training and support for Masorti rabbis
  • Neve Schechter Holiday Events
  • Rabbinical student internships in Masorti congregations
  • TALI Gan in Kiryat Gat

Modern Orthodox and Transdenominational - $96,000

  • Yaacov Herzog Center - Tzahali:Pre-Army Prep Course for Religious Women
  • Ohr Torah Stone – Women's Institute of Halakhic Leadership
  • Eretz Hemdah - Training Beit Din Judges
  • Tzohar - Jewish Wedding Initiative
  • Ein Prat-Elul Program
  • MEITARIM - Meitarim Schools
  • Alma Home for Hebrew Culture
  • Jerusalem OpenYeshiva

In Kyiv, Ukraine

In 2015, JUF allocated $150,000 for pluralistic and Jewish education programs in Kyiv. Two additional programs were given funds in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

World Union for Progressive Judaism (Reform)

  • Progressive Jewish Seminars and Summer Camps

Midreshet Yerushalayim (Conservative)

  • Masorti (Conservative) Programming
  • Masorti Jewish Summer Camps

Jewish Agency for Israel

  • Jewish Kyiv Explorers

World ORT

  • Jewish teacher stipends at the ORT Technology Lyceum in Kiev

Hillel Kyiv

  • Shabbaton for Internal Refugees from Donetsk
  • Job training for Internal Refugees from Donetsk