Jewish Ed Project program participants receive prestigious national honors
Fellows and recipients of the Jewish Education Project's Young Pioneers Award, Generation Now Fellowship and Jewish Ed Project Microgrants received more than $250,000 in funding for program expansion and professional development from the most prestigious Jewish foundations in North America.
Tkiya and jGirls Magazine, organizations that received Microgrants in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, were both named to Cohort 11 of Upstart’s Venture Accelerator. The two organizations will receive up to $100,000 that can be used for professional training, networking, and organizational expansion.
Elizabeth Mandel, pictured on the top left, is the Founder and Executive Director of jGirls Magazine. Carla Friend, a 2018 Young Pioneers Award recipient, pictured top right, is the Founder and Executive Director of Tkiya.
Carly Orshan, a Fellow in Cohort One of the Generation Now Fellowship, received a $50,000 grant from the Covenant Foundation to create a Jewish Education and Life Coaching for Youth Professionals program at the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) in Miami. Orshan, pictured on the bottom left, is the director of teen education and engagement at CAJE in Miami.
Zachary Rolf, a 2014 Young Pioneers Award recipient, was named a member of the Wexner Field Fellowship’s Cohort 3. Rolf, pictured on the bottom right, is the director of learning and engagement at Temple Emanuel in Denver.