Continued from Where You See Our Impact

2015

  • $141,530 over three years to the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center for a New Food Pantry

Recently, the only Jewish community run food pantry on the North Shore of Long Island closed. Jewish Communal Fund’s grant will fill a critical gap in service by enabling the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center (the JCC) to provide much-needed nutritious food, basic pantry staples and toiletries for more than 100 clients a month. The Jewish Communal Fund Food Pantry will provide kosher food as well as educational and volunteer opportunities for nearby school and synagogue groups. Nassau County experienced a 138 percent increase in the number of Jewish households living in poverty in the New York metropolitan area from 2001 to 2011.[1]

  • $450,000 over two years for an Intentionally Jewish Daycare at the Educational Alliance

Family economics often necessitate two parents working outside of the home, yet there is a dearth of quality Jewish daycare in Manhattan available to meet the needs of young families. Jewish Communal Fund is providing funding to the Educational Alliance in Lower Manhattan to support its pluralistic and inclusive Jewish daycare. This initiative will connect young families to Jewish life at a time in their lives when research has shown that they are especially open to engagement with Judaism. It will also serve as a model that other JCC’s and synagogues may seek to learn from. JCF’s philanthropic funding will assist with start-up costs with the goal for the center to become self-sustaining as enrollment increases.

  • $100,000 to UJA-Federation for the Expansion of Witness Theater to the Ramaz School

Witness Theater is a unique, intergenerational program that brings Holocaust survivors and teenagers together under the guidance of a drama therapist to develop a theatrical presentation of the survivors’ Holocaust experiences. JCF’s grant will bring this moving and powerful educational experience to the Ramaz School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as well as cover the cost of a program director to oversee Witness Theater at a total of four schools.

  • $125,374 to renovate the Activity Building at Camp Oakhurst

Camp Oakhurst, located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, offers more than 500 children and adults with special needs day-long and overnight summer camp experiences. Jewish Communal Fund’s grant will help renovate the camp’s Activity Building, a 10,500 square foot facility that houses most of the therapeutic and recreational activities.

2014

$300,000 to help construct the MJHS Pediatric Hospice, the first pediatric hospice residence in New York City, and name its Care Coordination Center

$250,000 to the UJA-Federation of New York’s Enhanced Support Services for Jewish Single-Parent Families 

2013

$240,000 to UJA-Federation of New York’s Day Camp Scholarship Fund

$100,000 to The Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors

2012

$100,000 to the JCRC to support the Celebrate Israel Parade.

$210,000 to Surprise Lake Camp to support the renovation of its main building

$134,000 to NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to support its Mobile Justice Initiative

2011

$187,500 to Educational Alliance to support a capital project

$150,000 to the Hebrew Educational Society

$250,000 to the Dining in Dignity Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen program

$300,000 to Selfhelp: Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

$140,000 to UJA-Federation of New York’s Campership Initiative

2010

$87,500 grant to the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP)

$110,000 to Gurwin Jewish Healthcare Foundation

$327,987 to the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, Inc.

$200,000 to the UJA-Federation of New York’s Campership Initiative

2009

$260,000 to the UJA-Federation of New York’s Campership Initiative

2008

$500,000 for the Indoor Recreation Center for Ramapo for Children

$87,500 grant to the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP)

2007

$500,000 grant to support the exceptional work of Ramapo for Children

$87,500 grant to the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP)

2006

$250,000 to the UJA-Federation of New York to support the Israel Emergency Campaign for Trauma Support

$500,000 to the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Inc. for the Jewish Communal Fund Recreation Center at Ittleson

$125,000 to support the Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP)

2005

$250,000 to F*E*G*S Community Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

2004

$1.5 million to Jewish Healing and Hospice Partnership for the Mollie and Jack Zicklin Jewish Hospice Residence in Riverdale

$500,000 to support the Initiative for Congregational Education-RE-IMAGINE

2003

$125,000 to The Émigré Retraining Loan Program at Hebrew Free Loan Society

$250,000 to F*E*G*S Community Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

2002

$125,000 to JDC

$500,000 grant for the construction of a new JCC campus on Staten Island.

$250,000 to The Émigré Retraining Loan Program at Hebrew Free Loan Society

2001

$50,000 to Dorot’s Information and Program Services Center

$75,000 to Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

$166,667 to Jewish Community Center in Manhattan – Teen Center

$750,000 to Plaza Jewish Community Chapel

$150,000 grant for the Capital Development Fund and is for the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

2000

$70,000 to the World Jewish Peace Corps

$150,000 grant for the Capital Development Fund and is for the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

$166,667 for the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side’s Capital Development Fund

1999

$100,000 to Brooklyn College’s Hillel House

$150,000 to Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

$ 166,666 for JCC of the Upper West Side Teen Center

$100,000 for Dorot