Skills, Knowledge and Tools for Jewish Education

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland. (A. Szulc)

Across Europe, Jewish communal professionals and volunteers are playing a vital role  in supporting and enhancing Jewish life – the Jewish summer camp co-ordinators, the programming staff at the Jewish Community Centre,  the Jewish studies teachers, the synagogue and community lay leaders and the volunteer Sunday school parents are some of the examples of tireless individuals making a difference. The Foundation recognises and appreciates their contribution and yet, often-times, these same people have not had the opportunity to deepen their own Jewish knowledge or update their professional expertise to help them working within Jewish communities.

To address these needs, the Foundation is offering communal organisations support to enhance the Jewish experience and education of its personnel – paid and unpaid, junior and senior.  A strong Jewish learning component must be at the core of the programme and it is expected that this will in turn influence the breadth and depth of the activities offered within the community.

For more information please read the notes of guidance and a sample of the application form is available.

If you are an applicant from the Spring 2020 round and have not received a decision for your application, please contact the foundation at