Strengthening Jewish Life


Our investments go way beyond aleph-bets. We’re supporting high-quality Jewish education inside and outside the classroom.
Providing scholarships to day schools and yeshivot to make tuition affordable for more families. Investing in the needs of day school students with learning challenges. Educating the educators to create best practices and build skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion that create a culture of belonging. Offering innovative programs online and in person for teens. And enabling educational programming for Jewish adults of all backgrounds.
We're helping our community develop a foundation in Jewish values and learning for now and into the future.  

Covid Response Recovery

Early in the pandemic, recognizing the financial strain on families suffering job loss, we created a new $2 million Covid scholarship fund to supplement the $1 million we already distribute for day school tuition assistance. And when schools needed help to safely reopen, we allocated an additional $2.1 million, with support from The Paul E. Singer Foundation, to nearly 50 Jewish day schools, serving 35,000 students.

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Why Jewish Education Matters

Hear some kids describe how their Jewish day school experiences have shaped who they are. 


Our Impact

We make it possible for children and families to have greater accessibility to the Jewish education that meets their needs.

  • We support nearly 200 Jewish day schools and yeshivot throughout New York City, Long Island, and Westchester through scholarships, endowments, teacher benefit packages, and professional training and development.

  • Through the Day School Challenge Fund Initiative we helped secure $84 million in endowment funds for New York Jewish day schools and yeshivot to sustain these schools for the future.

  • Our advocacy efforts helped secure $40 million in STEM funds (a 33% increase) from New York State.

  • Through the Shalom Hartman Institute we are helping New York Jewish day schools develop thoughtful Israel education that allows students to understand the history, diversity, and complexity of the Jewish homeland. 

A School Year Like No Other

When Jewish day schools looked to reopen safely during the pandemic, we stepped in to help make it possible.

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