JESNA equips communities and institutions with the knowledge and know-how they need in order to deliver engaging, high quality Jewish education. Substantively, JESNA's work addresses the major educational challenges and opportunities facing local communities and North American Jewry as a whole.
The Jewish Education Project connects forward-thinking educators and volunteer leaders in order to spark new ideas and approaches to Jewish education. Partnered with educators and volunteer leaders who represent 800 New York educational institutions, they provide tools, resources, and technology to spread those new ideas, which impact the education of more than 200,000 Jewish children, teens and families.
UJA Federation New York seeks to care for those in need, rescue those in harm's way, and renew and strengthen the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world.
The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies seeks to nourish the deep and fundamental human desire to belong to a community and to help individuals forge connections between their identity and community. Therefore, the principles and goals of the founders have been pursued via a myriad of programs and projects that are investing in next generations in an effort to change the world.
NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation connects Birthright trip alumni and their peers with meaningful Jewish living and learning opportunities nationally, locally and in Israel. We also work to create a Jewish community that is ready to receive alumni, who possess diverse needs, interests and inclinations. By investing in and convening those who work with young Jewish adults, as well as offering resources and thought-leadership, we catalyze growth and stimulate opportunities for engagement.
The AVI CHAI Foundation was founded in 1984 by Zalman Chaim Bernstein z"l. Since then, the foundation's mission has been and continues to be to strengthen Judaism, Jewish literacy, and Jewish tradition wherever his foundation was to operate—North America, Israel, and the former Soviet Union—and to sustain, enlarge, and enrich Jewish commitment to the State of Israel. As the foundation's work grew and its geographic reach broadened, Trustees and staff developed strategies appropriate to the regions in which they worked.
The Partnership for Effective Learning and Innovative Education impacts complementary Jewish education through funding in collaboration with national and local funders. PELIE strengthens the field by investing in successful educational models, by fostering conversations that influence the Jewish educational landscape, and by emphasizing the importance of educational technology through sponsoring fellowships and regional conferences about the 21st century learner.
PJ Library®, an award-winning Jewish family engagement program, works in partnership with local Jewish organizations and philanthropists in 175 communities across the continent to bring the GIFT of free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to 100,000 children and their families. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library strengthens the identities of Jewish families and their relationship to Jewish community.
“Although it may have been hyperbole to call it the first ever futures conference, it was nevertheless a landmark in bringing together 400+ communal leaders, professionals and students to think and discuss openly what the future of Jewish learning could be. This would never have occurred at a G.A. in the dark and distant past."
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