Jun 13, 2019
The Jewish Education Project

The Jewish Education Project Receives Grant to Advance Gender Equity in Congregations

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New grant from SafetyRespectEquity Coalition allows New York-based nonprofit to explore how gender impacts the experience of Jewish educators in congregations.

NEW YORK- The Jewish Education Project is leading a new effort to advance gender equity in congregational work through a new $100,000 grant from the SafetyRespectEquity (SRE) Coalition.

Through the grant, the New York-based nonprofit will develop and incorporate new resources and best practices around gender equity into its professional development work for congregational educators. More than 175 metro New York congregations participate in The Jewish Education Project's year-round leadership development activities, through workshops, webinars, peer learning networks, and mentoring/coaching programs.

“Gender plays a critical and often overlooked role in the experience of Jewish educators, the majority of whom are women,” said Susan Wachsstock, incoming Chief Program Officer. “We are excited to facilitate professional advancement and growth in  congregations, not only for Jewish women professionals, but to lay a foundation in partnership with our colleagues for an equitable future for Jewish leadership.”

The Jewish Education Project is one of 15 organizations to receive capacity-building funds from the SRE coalition. Other grantees include the Union for Reform Judaism, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, the National Ramah Commission, the Jewish Community Centers of North America Foundation for Jewish Camp, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, and Moving Traditions.  

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