Kevah Receives Major Grant to Fund Educators and Young Adult Learning Groups

Kevah – an organization empowering individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities – has received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, which focuses on creating effective and compelling Jewish learning experiences for youth and young adults in the United States.

“The Jim Joseph Foundation was an early champion of Kevah’s grassroots approach to organizing and supporting ongoing Jewish learning experiences for adults. This new grant will allow us to strengthen and expand our current work as we prepare to bring the Kevah model to additional communities” said Kevah’s Executive Director Sara Bamberger.

Kevah plans to expand from 50 to 125 adult Jewish study groups over the next three years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, and Denver.

Kevah was part of the first cohort of organizations supported by Upstart Bay Area in 2009, and the Joshua Venture Group selected Executive Director Sarah Bamberger as a fellow from 2012-2014. Kevah has been selected for the Slingshot Guide to Jewish innovation for the past three years.

In addition to the Jim Joseph Foundation, Kevah’s work is supported by a number of other foundations, including the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund, the Koret Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the Natan Fund, the East Bay Jewish Federation and Foundation, the San Francisco Jewish Community Foundation and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP).