The JWeekly, the Jewish News of Northern California, reports on the Jim Joseph Foundation's four-year grant supporting Mechon Hadar's strategic plan. Originally Published on February 8, 2017. The full text can be found below or here.
The San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded a $2.15 million grant to Mechon Hadar, a 10-year-old New York program that empowers Jews to create and sustain egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer and service.
It is the largest gift in Hadar’s history.
The four-year grant will support programs and priorities outlined in Hadar’s recent strategic plan, intended to double the number of participants in its programs and to expand its work with Jewish communities in the U.S. and Israel.
Hadar was founded in 2007 as an eight-week summer program for 18 students and has become a leader in the field of Jewish education and community building. There are more than 500 alumni of its yearlong and summer intensive learning programs, and more than 1,500 students have taken its weeklong immersive programs.
Learn more about Hadar's yearlong fellowship and summer beit midrash
Learn more about Hadar's weeklong immersive programs