Background on support for pluralistic funding

In 2022 JUF provided $345,000 for pluralistic programs in Israel and $170,000 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 22 streams programs in Israel received support from JUF in 2022.

In Israel

Progressive (Reform) Movement – Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism - $106,500

  • Pluralistic Education Outreach
  • Expanding IMPJ Reach and Public Visibility
  • Jewish Renewal Programs for Olim from the Former Soviet Union

Masorti (Conservative) Movement and Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies - $106,500 

Masorti Movement Programs:

  • NOAM Tzaharonim After School Program
  • Masorti Lay Leadership Training Project
  • Jewish Pluralism Watch Online Program Activities

Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies Programs:

  • Art Residency at Neve Schechter
  • Ashira Musical Beit Midrash
  • Study Classes for the General Public
  • Baderech - TALI Educational Leadership Domestic Study Mission

Modern Orthodox and Nondenominational - $132,000

  • Yaacov Herzog Center - Erech Musaf
  • Yaacov Herzog Center - Main Intersection
  • Ohr Torah Stone – Prenuptial Initiative
  • Tzohar - Jewish Marriage Project in Tel Aviv
  • Hashgacha Pratit - Chuppot Training New Rabbis
  • BINA - Jewish Streams Seminar for Teens
  • Ne'emanei Torah Avodah - Public Discourse for Religious Zionists
  • ITIM - Israel Advocacy Center Assistance, Public Policy and Legal Centers
  • Meitarim - Pluralistic Teacher Training
  • Hiddush - Utah Marriage Option
  • Be Free Israel - Religious Freedom Municipal Training Course and Alumni Network
  • Drachim-HaMidrasha HeChalutz - Seeds of Summer, Post IDF Summer Program

In 2022, JUF allocated $170,000 for pluralistic and Jewish education programs in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

World Union for Progressive Judaism (Reform)

  • Progressive Jewish Seminars and Summer Camps

Schechter Institutes Midreshet Yerushalayim (Conservative)

  • Masorti (Conservative) Programming
  • Masorti Jewish Summer Camps

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

  • Jewish Puzzle Project

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

  • Active Jewish Teens Youth Movement
  • Kyiv Volunteer Center

World ORT

  • Jewish Identity Programming for Families

Hillel Kyiv

  • Jewish Holiday Seminar

PJ Library

  • PJ Library in Ukraine

Moishe House

  • Russian-speaking Jewish educator to work in FSU and Russian-speaking Moishe Houses around the world
  • Jewish Learning Retreat


  • Volunteer program for young adults, 25-40ish. Originally a JDC program and now an independent JDC grantee.