$3.6 million given to expand Jewish educational programs
August 23, 2013
Many colleges have cultural programs that individuals can participate in to learn more about civilizations, societies and other historical groups. Because there is a large Jewish population in the United States, taking part in Jewish studies is something that is of great importance to many individuals.
According to eJewish Philanthropy, the Jim Joseph Foundation recently awarded more than $3.6 million to various academic organizations in the U.S. so they could expand their Jewish studies programs. For instance, the Regents of the University of California at Berkeley was given $1.2 million to be awarded over five years. The money will support the establishment of the Berkley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society as a permanent fixture on the campus.
George Washington University, the Institute of Southern Jewish Life and a number of other academic institutions were honored with the awards.
The Jim Joseph Foundation was established in 2006 to further the education of Jewish young adults living in the United States. The majority of the funds are awarded in areas where foundation directors live, namely Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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