Mechon Hadar Receives $2.15 Million to Expand Programs, Community

The has announced a four-year, $2.15 million grant to , an educational institution in New York City that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service, in support of the organization’s programs and new . 

The largest grant ever to the organization requires it to raise an additional $1 million, either in new or increased gifts, and designates a portion of the funds for external evaluation. Mechon Hadar aims to double the number of participants in its programs and expand its work with the Jewish community in the United States and Israel.

"Mechon Hadar welcomes the opportunity to again partner with the Jim Joseph Foundation to act on the strategies we identified in our intensive strategic planning," said Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, the organization’s president and CEO. "We are more excited than ever about our focused direction coming out of this planning process and very much look forward to deepening and broadening our impact over the coming years."

"." Jim Joseph Foundation Press Release 01/31/2017.