NOV 30, 2011

Building on the success of Foundation for Jewish Camp's (FJC) Specialty Camps Incubator I, the Jim Joseph Foundation awards a five year grant up to $7,200,000 to FJC for Specialty Camps Incubator II. The AVI CHAI Foundation supports the initiative too. After years of planning, the new camps—Camp Zeke, Camp Inc., JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, and URJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy—would open for business in summer 2014, exhibiting the same successful outcomes as the first cohort of specialty camps.

The Foundation awards a grant up to $1,700,000 to Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston to establish B’Yadenu— a demonstration project to create an effective, sustainable, and adaptable model to provide a Jewish Day School education to more students with a range of special learning needs in the Boston Jewish Day School community.

The project is managed by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston in partnership with Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, based in Newton, MA, and Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership in New York.

Each participating school develops a leadership team consisting of administrators and teacher leaders who plan a professional development program for their school as they create and implement a whole school approach to meet the needs of diverse learners.