JUF Awards $300,000 to Support Jewish Pluralism in Israel

In a show of continued support of religious diversity in Israel, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago has made $300,000 in grants for 2013 to fund three new and 12 ongoing programs in the Reform (Progressive), Conservative (Masorti), Modern Orthodox and Transdenominational religious movements.

Of the total, Progressive (Reform) movement programs will receive $102,000; Conservative movement programs – split between the Masorti movement and the Schechter Institute – will receive $102,000; and Modern Orthodox and Transdenominational programs will together receive a total of $96,000.

Since 2001, JUF has allocated $4.4 million to religious movements in Israel, supporting their important work to promote diversity and inclusion.

This year’s funding will aid 15 programs offered by nine organizations in Israel. Three of them operate in JUF’s Partnership Together region.