A Stanford University Jewish education consortium and New York’s Yeshivat Chovevei Torah are the major recipients of $4.55 million in new grants from the Jim Joseph Foundation.
The San Francisco-based foundation, a major funder of Jewish education in the United States, announced the grants on Tuesday.
Stanford’s Consortium of Applied Studies in Jewish Education will receive $1.5 million over six years. Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, an “open Orthodox” seminary, will get $1.2 million over 18 months.
Other grantees include Brandeis University and the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for a joint program that trains day school teachers; the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation; and New York University’s Berman Jewish Policy Archive for an online tool designed to improve Jewish social research.