Rabbi Gottlieb’s ConverJent receives new grant for mobile game teacher-training and curriculum.
- Signature Grant:
- ConverJent, New York: $33,000 for one year to train educators to use Jewish Time Jump: New York, a geolocative interactive educational game, and to develop a curriculum that can be integrated into its play.
The Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants
DIVERSE GROUP OF JEWISH EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INITIATIVES AWARDED GRANTS TOTALING $1.6 MILLION
Approximately $1.8 Million to Be Disbursed in 2014
From schools to synagogues and beyond, the new round of grants underscores a commitment to initiatives across the landscape of Jewish educational settings, experiences and audiences.
Innovative work in technology, new media, the arts, youth and family engagement, and community building are each part of a re-imagined toolkit propelling the field of Jewish education forward.
“We are going where risk and innovation intersect,” said Eli N. Evans, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Covenant Foundation. “These new grantees have ideas and approaches of great promise for success, effect and adaptation elsewhere. They are change makers in Jewish education.”
Foundation grants are divided into two categories: Signature Grants, which provide funding for up to $250,000 for up to five years, and Ignition Grants, of up to $20,000 for one year to support new and untested approaches.
The grants announced today are part of approximately $1.8 million to be distributed this year.
“We welcome the opportunity to dream with the impressive practitioners in the field and help them turn their vision into reality,” said Harlene Winnick Appelman, Executive Director of The Covenant Foundation.
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