Background on support for pluralistic funding

In 2018 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 15 streams programs in Israel received support from JUF in 2018.

In Israel

Progressive (Reform) Movement – Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism - $100,000

  • L'Chaim: One-Stop Center for Lifecycle Events and Holidays
  • Developing Youth Leadership in Israel
  • Young Adult Leadership Program

Masorti (Conservative) Movement and Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies - $100,000

Masorti Movement Programs:

  • Community Rabbi Enhancement Program
  • "Young Leaders"- Youth Leadership Training
  • Netaim: Inclusion of Teens with Disabilities in NOAM Youth Movement Activities

Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies Programs:

  • Torah L'Shma
  • Neve Schechter 70 Voices
  • Mishlei-Maccabi Center for Pluralistic Leadership
  • TALI Gan in Kiryat Gat

Modern Orthodox and Transdenominational - $100,000

  • Yaacov Herzog Center - Beit Midrash for Students in the South of Israel
  • Yaacov Herzog Center - Midreshet Torah and Avoda: Judaism and Humanistic Values
  • Ohr Torah Stone – Yad L'Isha Legal Aid Center and Hotline
  • Tzohar - Tikun Leil Shavuot Learning Program
  • BINA - Yeshivat BINA in Be'er Sheva
  • Ne'emanei Torah Avodah - Transparency in Religious Funding and Schools
  • ITIM - Advocacy Center
  • Beit Tefila Yisraeli - The Grand Sukkah

In Kyiv, Ukraine

In 2018, JUF allocated $150,000 for pluralistic and Jewish education programs in Kyiv. 

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 (JAFI)

  • Jewish Kyiv Explorers

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

  • Volunteerism Among Young Adults

World ORT

  • A weekend Shabbaton program for 5th grade students at the ORT school and their families.

Hillel Kyiv

  • Jewish Holiday Seminar
  • Post Birthright Programming