Background on support for pluralistic funding

In 2019 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 20 streams programs in Israel received support from JUF in 2019.

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
  • Halleli Educational Leadership

Modern Orthodox and Transdenominational - $100,000

  • Yaacov Herzog Center - Midreshet Roni of Tzahali
  • Yaacov Herzog Center - B'Nachat (In Moderation)
  • 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
  • Hiddush - Advancing Pluralistic Marriage Freedom
  • Be Free Israel - Religious Freedom at the Local Level

In Kyiv, Ukraine

In 2019, 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)

  • Active Jewish Teens

World ORT

  • Salary stipends for teachers in Jewish subjects.

Hillel Kyiv

  • Jewish Holiday Seminar

Moishe House

  • Russian-speaking Jewish educator to work in FSU and Russian-speaking Moishe Houses


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