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Past U.S. Grantees

District of Columbia JCC

The Washington Jewish Women's Project: Education for women at every income level about earning, inheriting, investing and donating money.

Evaluation Practice Group

Living Jewish Among Neighbors Who've Never Heard of Latkes: Planning for a program to reach Jewish girls and women living in rural areas and to connect them with one another, strengthening their Jewish identity.

F.E.G.S.—Federation Employment and Guidance Service

Full of Ourselves: Implementation and training in Jewish settings of the wellness program that advances empowerment, health, and leadership for girls.


Gan Nashim: Growing Strong Jewish Girls is a sustainable food and healthy living project that was piloted in Jewish summer camps. A central component of the program is Bishvili, an innovative health and wellness curriculum by Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair that was funded by The Hadassah Foundation (see Past Grantees, McLean Hospital).

Hebrew Free Loan Society

Charedi Women's Core Business Training Model: a gender-sensitive training program specifically geared toward launching ultra-Orthodox women in Brooklyn into home-based businesses that supplement family income.

JCC in Manhattan

Jewish Girlz: An original musical by Elizabeth Swados that addresses the problems and joys of being a young Jewish female in the United States. Available from Samuel French, Inc.

Jewish Family & Life

MzVibe: A website devoted to Jewish adolescent girls designed using a gender lens and with input from a teen advisory board. It is now incorporated into JVibe, targeting all teens (www.jvibe.com).

Jewish Free Loan Association

Micro-Enterprise Women in Business Loan Fund: Provides two- to four-year interest-free loans to Jewish women in the Los Angeles area who plan to open or expand their businesses. The loans range from $5,000-10,000.

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

The JOFA Campus Fellowship: prepares young women to be leaders and assume leadership roles in the Orthodox community, both on campus and beyond college, and fosters discussion in the Orthodox community about gender sensitivity and progressive ideals for women within traditional Jewish law.

Jewish Theological Seminary

Learning to Address the Evaded Curriculum: Professional development resources and trainings to help Jewish educators better understand and respond to the needs of adolescent girls. This project is now under the auspices of Ma'yan.

Jewish Women's Archive

Creation of an online exhibit about Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, and a role model for women and girls in the 21st century.

Jewish Women International (JWI)

Life$avings: Financial Literacy for Young Women provides core education in financial planning for young women.

Strong Girls, Healthy Relationships curriculum (2006-2010) enables teens to make healthy choices about relationships and provides training and resources to adults. JWI's partnership with United Synagogue Youth (USY) has enabled them to disseminate educational materials across the country.

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale

The Women's Passover Companion: Women's Reflections on the Festival of Freedom and The Women's Seder Sourcebook: Rituals & Readings for Use at Passover Seders. Both books available through Jewish Lights Publishing.


The Jewish LGBT Anti-Bullying Initiative provides LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) inclusion and anti-bullying training for youth workers in the Jewish community, and helps youth-serving organizations in the Jewish community write and implement anti-harassment/bullying policies. Hineini Education Project is a national initiative that addresses LGBT issues from a Jewish perspective.

Lilith Magazine

Research and publication of Jewish Women's Eggs: A Hot Commodity in the IVF Marketplace, a response to the proliferation of ads soliciting eggs from Jewish college students.

Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center Beneath the Surface: An experiential learning pre-bat mitzvah program for mothers and daughters that incorporates the mikveh ritual.

McLean Hospital

Bishvili: A Jewish Guide to Full of Ourselves: Development of and implementation and training for an updated and expanded curriculum that utilizes Jewish texts and values as a companion to Full of Ourselves, the wellness program that advances empowerment, health, and leadership for girls.

Moving Traditions

Rosh Hodesh: It's A Girl Thing!: Supported (originally under the auspices of Kolot) the conception, development, and implementation of this an experiential and trans-denominational program for pre-teen and teenage girls that strengthens self-esteem and Jewish identity, as well an updates for the curriculum.

Shalom Bayit

Love Shouldn't Hurt: Campus and Beyond:

Supported the conception, development, publication, and piloting of age-appropriate versions of this youth-led dating violence prevention program for middle, high school, and college-aged students, and a partnership with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to bring this program to campuses across the country.


Ohio State University Hillel Foundation

VIOLET—Violence in Our Lives Eliminated Together: A campus program that advocated for eliminating violence in relationships.

Reclaiming Judaism

W Link. A multi-media Web site with Torah commentaries by women scholars, writers, musicians and artists.

Women's Sports Foundation

(in cooperation with the JCC Association)
Implementation in Jewish Community Centers of GoGirlGo! a curriculum to encourage girls to participate in athletics as a means to educate them about health and body image and develop self-esteem and Women's Coaches Academy, a recruitment and training project for female coaches.

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