Jim Joseph hands out new round of grants

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The S.F.-based Jim Joseph Foundation, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has announced $13.6 million in new grants that were decided at a summer board meeting held in Israel.

The Birthright Israel Foundation received up to $2.5 million for general operating support so more young adults can experience Birthright trips to Israel. A three-year grant of up to $3.25 million was given to Moishe House to build its capacity to provide Jewish learning experiences for young adults who create home-based Jewish communities.

The foundation granted up to $2.25 million to the iCenter for Israel Education, which develops the Israel education curricula at Jewish camps and day schools. BBYO received a grant of up to $812,000 for its Directors of Jewish Enrichment program, which creates Jewish experiential education in North America.

Established in 2006, three years after Jim Joseph died, the Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded more than $370 million in grants to develop Jewish and Israel education.