Incubator Incentive Grant
The Center for Jewish Education (CJE) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (JFGD) is proud to announce the recipients of $44,000 in its second cohort of Incubator Incentive Grants. The grants have been awarded to four local organizations: The Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, Congregation Kol Ami, URJ Greene Family Camp and Torah Day School. These organizations, with the help of these grants, will continue to change Jewish education in innovative and creative ways throughout the greater Dallas area.
The funds for these grants were made possible by proceeds raised at the CJE’s “Night to Celebrate Jewish Education,” honoring local stakeholders in Jewish Education. “The Incubator grant program is the most exciting initiative in our community today,” said Jaynie Schultz, a past honoree. Alyse Eisenberg, one of the first recipients of the Incubator Grant agrees saying, “Because of the Incubator Incentive Grant I was able to take my dream of establishing an Early Childhood Community of Practice and make it a reality.” Eisenberg added, “Not only did this grant opportunity make my dream possible but it allowed me to inspire other early childhood communities to do the same.”
The CJE Advisory Committee Co-Chairs, Shelley Glazer and Deborah Niederman are equally excited about what opportunities the Incubator Incentive Grants will do for Jewish education in Dallas. “We are pleased to be awarding $44,000 to support innovation in Jewish education through programs that will serve a variety of learners and have a far-reaching impact,” said Niederman. Added Glazer, “The creativity and passion that was submitted in the applications was truly inspiring. We are lucky to be living in a community that places such a high value on Jewish education."
All four recipients will be collaborating with other Jewish institutions to ensure cross-pollination of their ideas in diverse communal settings. The CJE prides itself on its three pillar approach to Jewish Education; building and sustaining a Community of Educators, to support and encourage Jewish Engagement and to serve as in Incubator of New Ideas and Initiatives. All three are considered pivotal components to the overall success of providing quality Jewish education throughout the Dallas community. The Incubator Incentive Grants serve as an extension to the CJE’s mission by providing funding to help create and implement the third pillar, Incubation. This important initiative ensures quality Jewish education is at the forefront in Dallas.
For more information, contact Nina Stenzler or call 214-239-7132.