Dorothy and Jack Bender, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen, and Minnie and Abraham Kay aboard ship en route to Israel in the late 1950s.
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The Foundation supports organizations that seek to maintain and enhance the core communal programs of the Jewish community of Greater Washington, with particular emphasis on programs that seek to engage Jews who are not yet affiliated with traditional Jewish communal institutions. The Foundation also supports national Jewish social justice organizations that mobilize philanthropic investments and hands-on volunteer support to help alleviate poverty in America’s inner cities and in developing countries worldwide.

Jewish Programs in the United States

American Jewish Committee
www.ajcwashington.org
Founded in 1906, the American Jewish Committee seeks to protect the rights of Jews throughout the world; combats anti-Semitism and bigotry; works for the security of Israel; enhances human rights, democratic pluralism and inter-group understanding; and promotes the creative vitality of the Jewish people.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
www.jdc.org
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee provides rescue and relief to Jews in need both in Israel and abroad. The JDC's Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel provides the country’s top policy makers and the general public with a professional, “big picture” perspective, as well as policy options, in the economic and social spheres.

American Jewish World Service
www.ajws.org
AJWS supports grassroots communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas that are working to create a just and equitable world where human rights are universally recognized, where poverty, discrimination and violence no longer exist and where individuals are free to flourish and live their lives with dignity.

American University - Center for Israel Studies
www.american.edu/israelstudies/
The Center for Israel Studies exists to present the creative and intellectual contributions of modern Israel in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Anti-Defamation League
regions.adl.org/dc/
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

Auburn Theological Seminary
www.auburnseminary.org/
Auburn Theological Seminary is an institute for religious leadership.

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps
www.avodah.net
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps engages young people to live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Washington, DC.

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
bendthearc.us/
Bend the Arc's mission is to deeply engage Jews in sustained action that manifests our tradition of working to heal and repair the world, and to create a powerful, widely recognized Jewish voice championing equality and justice for disenfranchised residents of our nation.

Bronx House-Emanuel Camps dba Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp
www.bhecamps.com/
Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp is a co-ed, Jewish sleep away camp for children ages 7-16.

Clal -- The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
www.clal.org
Clal strengthens Jewish identity and uses Jewish wisdom to serve the wider community. The Foundation supports the Rabbis Without Borders Student Retreat program led by Rabbi Sid Schwarz.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
www.imninc.com/jcrcgw/index.cfm
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington is the public affairs and community relations arm of the Jewish Federation and 210 regional constituent organizations.

Jewish Council for Public Affairs
www.jewishpublicaffairs.org
The mission of the JCPA is to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community through national member agencies, local community relations councils and committees, and Jewish federations.

Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida
www.jfcsswfl.org
The mission of Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest Florida is to support individuals and families of all ages by providing a wide range of social services, including mental health counseling, case management, financial assistance and crisis intervention.

Jewish Federation of Collier County
www.jewishnaples.org
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Collier County is to assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
www.shalomdc.org
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington develops financial and human resources, as well as programmatic initiatives and partnerships, all geared toward building and maintaining a strong Jewish community locally and worldwide.

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
www.jhsgw.org
Jewish Historical Society houses the Washington Jewish community’s archives, a collection that archives local Jewry from the 1850s to today.

Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
jewishsocialjustice.org/
Based on a shared vision, the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, animated by Jewish tradition and values, makes social justice a core expression of Jewish life, while advancing social justice issues in the broader society.

Jews United for Justice
www.jufj.org
Jews United for Justice leads Washington-area Jews to act on their shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in their local community.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
www.rac.org
The RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
www.sixthandi.org
Sixth & I is a non-denominational, non-membership, non-traditional synagogue that aims to reinvigorate connections to Judaism by offering outstanding programming and dialogue opportunities that speak to personal, spiritual, and social interests. As an incubator of innovation, Sixth & I primarily works to engage unaffiliated Jews in their twenties and thirties, while simultaneously serving as a multi-generational community resource.

University of Maryland Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
www.israelstudies.umd.edu/
The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is dedicated to the study of Israel in all its variety, but also to presenting political, cultural and general interest programs featuring Israel and its place in the Middle East.

Washington DCJCC
washingtondcjcc.org
The Washington DCJCC offers cultural, educational, and community service programs.

NNCF only makes grants to pre-selected organizations.

 
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