The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education (JTS) has received $2.67 million in new funding from the AVI CHAI Foundation. Being provided over the next five years, the funding will reinforce the school’s structure and sustainability as a thought leader in the field of Jewish education.
This new funding will complete the foundation’s support of The Davidson School’s strategic plan implementation. It will enable The Davidson School to provide cutting-edge skills and resources to Jewish day schools, educators and leaders throughout the United States by investing in significant research in experiential education and educational technology; increasing organizational capacity, including new personnel and new outreach and marketing resources; and intensifying the Judaic learning of its students.
AVI CHAI is providing half of the support needed, in order to spur philanthropic leadership and encourage new donors to champion The Davidson School’s pioneering programs. Along with the main grant, AVI CHAI has also affirmed its commitment to ongoing support of The Davidson School’s field programs – which have become standard bearers for the professional development of Jewish educational professionals – until the foundation’s sunset in 2020.