Funders' File Fall 2020 Edition

Our online edition of Funders' File, a publication of special programs in our community which are in need of support, are listed below!

Many hands make light work as the expression goes and we recognize that when we all work together, the difficult, the challenging and even the impossible, are closer to becoming a reality.

It’s for this reason we created Funders’ File.

A “sounding board” for our partners wanting to promote their programs to a community who’s always engaged and eager to help. Whether it’s supporting mental health, women and children in need, security, or even enriching opportunities as simple as Passover on a campus, it takes the hands of many to make a difference.

Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been our priority, and we are pleased to continue bringing to your attention to worthwhile initiatives in the community.

Submissions to Funders' File are voluntarily provided by qualifying organizations, and offer a valuable resource to you. If you are a DJCF fundholder, and wish to support any of the below projects, please use your traditional method of grant recommending. We invite you to make a difference in our community by supporting one of the worthy projects we’ve listed.

Thank you again for being the best part of all we do.

If you have any questions, please contact Chay John at

Program: Burial - Not Cremation
Amount Requested: $36,000

The Chevra is Dallas' orthodox burial society, but cares for Jews regardless of affiliation, and serves funeral homes across North Texas. Unfortunately, increasingly in recent years, economics have dictated the choice of cremation over burial. Abraham's caring for Sarah established a fundamental Jewish principle: that burial preserves the dignity of the deceased. The Chevra is establishing a fund to be able to assist families in an emotionally and financially challenging time. The Chevra plans to supplement what a family would pay for a cremation, and pay the difference between cremation and burial. Additionally, the Chevra's burial fund would be able to front funeral costs until an insurance reimbursement is received. The Chevra's goal is to eliminate the economic barrier to burial, so that all Jews can emulate our forefather Abraham's example.


Program: BBYO FAN Club
Amount Requested: $5,000

For close to 100 years, BBYO has remained dedicated to its mission - more Jewish teens, more meaningful Jewish experiences— and modernized every aspect of its operations to remain relevant and impactful. BBYO delivers a variety of experiences to the teen audience that create lasting connections to the Jewish people. Now more than ever, teens need BBYO. We want to be ready to be able to continue our mission for years to come. As a largely event-driven organization, BBYO pivoted quickly in the COVID-19 crisis to a connection-driven organization, launching BBYO On Demand as a virtual platform for connection.


The BBYO On Demand FAN Club fuels our online platform via a monthly subscription or a one-time gift. By becoming a member of the FAN Club, you empower a global movement of Jewish teens to explore leadership skills, hear from incredible speakers, and connect with peers around the world.

Program: Endowment For Jewish Continuity
Amount Requested: $50,000

Dor L’Dor is a new Young Jewish Community, located 5 miles east of the Central Expressway, in Richardson, 75081. Our mission is to provide every Jewish family the opportunity to live and raise children in a beautiful loving Jewish community, irrespective of their Jewish affiliation or financial situation. We chose this location as it is a safe, beautiful area and houses are significantly more affordable than other Jewish areas.


Housing in the Dor L’Dor area is approximately $285,000 for a 4 bedroom house or $2,000/month rent or mortgage payment. Even with these prices, there are still young families struggling to afford this during these unprecedented times, resulting in many looking for housing outside the Jewish community. Dor L’Dor recently set up an endowment with the DJCF to  help develop the young Jewish community. We are currently raising funds to assist young Jewish families, who are struggling financially either because of Covid-19 or other circumstances, with housing assistance to enable them to move into the Jewish community.


Our dream is to be able to provide every family the opportunity of living in a Jewish community. By donating to our foundation, your money will continue to pay dividends into the future, allowing young couples the opportunity to begin their married lives and raise their families in a Jewish community.


Program: Financial Assistance Fund Endowment
Amount Requested: Open

Since 1953, The Legacy Senior Communities has been dedicated to providing housing and healthcare services to seniors. Did you know Medicare does not cover non-medical care services such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term Care in a Healthcare Center, or Personal Assistance Services (non-medical home care)? Families that utilize these services have to pay out-of-pocket as these levels of care are not fully covered. The national average cost of living in assisted living is $5,000 per month, while living in a memory care unit averages $10,000 per month.


The Legacy’s Financial Assistance Fund Endowment provides financial assistance in perpetuity for rental and/or care assistance at:


• The Legacy Willow Bend – long-term care Medicaid rooms in the Healthcare Center for eligible low-income seniors; rental subsidies for eligible seniors at all other levels of care
• The Legacy at Home - Personal Assistance Service - services decrease the risk of injury and/or hospitalization for low-income seniors still living at home by providing assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, escort to doctor’s visits, errands, recovery from illness, and transition home from hospitalization
• The Legacy Midtown Park - long-term care Medicaid rooms in the Healthcare Center for eligible low-income seniors; rental subsidies for eligible seniors at all other levels of care


By making a gift, you will ensure that Jewish seniors receive the highest quality of services and care allowing them to live with dignity and comfort regardless of one’s financial ability.


Program: JFS Special Needs Partnership (SNP) Program
Amount Requested: $25,000

The Special Need Partnership (SNP), a program of Jewish Family Service (JFS), fosters social relationships, encourages an inclusive environment, while supporting individuals with special needs/disabilities and their families. Our program activities include:


• The Inclusion Experience – a hands-on experiential learning program for schools, synagogues and businesses building understanding, compassion and inclusion
• PERK Support Group – connecting parents and guardians resources and support
• Special Needs Teacher Trainings – with teachers in our Jewish Day Schools
• Kindness Counts – a creative arts program in our Jewish schools foster understanding and inclusion
• CHAI-5 Book Club – weekly book club with our partner, CHAI
• Everyone Can Make a Difference – program allowing people with disabilities to do mitzvah projects with JFS staff


As an open door to all in need, regardless of their abilities, age, race, or religion, SNP aligns with the agency’s mission to provide effective, accessible, and comprehensive mental health and social services that promote lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community.


Program: Place of Gratitude
Amount Requested: $10,000

The name of our synagogue means "Community of Friends", but we consider each other more like family members. At the proposed new site for our synagogue, there are no designated outdoor areas for us to meet the various needs of our family members. Our elderly & incapacitated members need a comfortable place to sit, while awaiting entrance to the synagogue or while awaiting rides.


For them and others, we would like to have benches outside near the covered entrance. Our busy young families, many times, are rushing their children to and from various events. Meals tend to be taken on the run. We would like to have attractive outdoor garbage receptacles, so that our family members have the ability to dispose of trash in a way that respects our environment. We, also, want to respect the energy & safety needs of our youngest members. The new site is located on the corner of two very busy major streets. All of us want the peace of mind of knowing that our children will be safe, when outside the building. Therefore, we would like to build an enclosed area. 


Program: The West Dallas Project
Amount Requested: $20,000

In 2016 NCJW began engaging in the West Dallas Community. This neighborhood is 11 1/2 sq. miles. Population 30,000. 63% are non-white. 30% of the households are below are the poverty level. This community has an untold number of un met needs, from food insecurity to education and anywhere in between. By working with the West Dallas Multipurpose Center and four elementary schools we attempt to fill some of those needs. At Thanksgiving we give away 400 turkeys. August is back to school, 500 backpacks filled with binders will be distributed at the West Dallas Back to School Fair.


The four elementary schools we work with are: Stevens Park, Arcadia Park, Gabe Allen, and Eladio Martinez. They will receive 3,624 sets of uniforms divided among them, as well as 450 pairs of shoes, assorted underwear, socks, jackets, scarves and hats. The schools will also receive 18 Chromebooks with the required software. Volunteers are also reading tutors at Martinez elementary. To provide for other clothing needs we have a free clothes closet located within the Multipurpose center open on the days the food pantry delivers food.


The annual budget for this project is $70,000. Broken down as follows: Uniforms and shoes: $44,000.00 . School supplies $6100.00. Chromebooks and software $4500.00. Turkeys $7500.00. Underwear, socks and jackets $4000.00.


Program: Feeding Our Senior Community
Amount Requested: $15,000

The Aaron Family JCC of Dallas provides for the nutritional, social, and transportation needs of hundreds of seniors. Our hunger reduction program is beneficial to seniors because it assures them of having at least one nutritionally balanced meal each day, which helps to augment diet choices limited by fixed incomes. Due to the pandemic, the AFJCC is unable to conduct on site programming for this vulnerable population. Currently, our senior department is providing hot kosher meals each day through a drive-up process.


With the rising cost of kosher food and the increasing number of seniors who take advantage of our program, it is necessary to find the resources to subsidize these costs. Grant dollars from the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, along with suggested donations, does not cover the expense to provide this much needed service. Hunger among senior citizens is in many ways an invisible crisis, but the troubling reality is that 5.5 million older Americans, including 9.75% percent of people in the Dallas Metroplex are skipping meals or going days without eating. It is anticipated, as the pandemic continues, that the need for seniors needing access to nutritional meals will increase.


Any support to assist with this program is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call Katharine Rubenstein, JCC Senior Program Director at (214) 239-7115 or email


Program: Special Needs Funding for Dallas Jewish Children
Amount Requested: $18,000

JCRS provides case management and needs-based financial subsidies for Jewish youth (exclusively) for the care, treatment, education, and therapeutic services for dependent children and children facing developmental, psychological or physical challenges.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic and healthcare related challenges, JCRS is seeing greater assistance requests from the Dallas area. As of today, our 2020-21 Special Needs Program budget is operating over-budget. In Dallas, JCRS is currently providing financial assistance or case management for approximately 20 children with special  needs. JCRS provides a maximum subsidy of $19,000 per child annually. The typical JCRS special needs client-families are receiving assistance with tuition subsidies to attend a special needs school or are receiving subsidies to help with the prohibitive costs of dyslexia remediation, occupational therapy, academic tutoring and/or behavioral therapy.


JCRS explores and addresses each child and family situation individually with sensitivity, confidentiality, and respect. JCRS services are unique and comprehensive, offering support to children that do not fall into the criteria for care or budget of the Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas. In many instances, our assistance is short in duration while certain challenges require a many, many years of assistance and financial support.


A grant of $18,000 would allow for additional funding to vulnerable Jewish special needs children in Dallas. Every dollar allocated for this program is based on the totality of the child’s needs and the opportunities for successful outcomes.

For more information about our programs and services, visit or call (800)729-5277.


Program: Museum Reopening Safety Materials
Amount Requested: $6,500

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is eager to safely reopen to the public, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19. The Museum seeks contributions to help fund the purchase of a Clorox® Total 360® System, which will continue daily sanitation of the Museum upon reopening, so that we can safely welcome visitors to the Museum. A safely sanitized Museum is essential to our mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.


The Museum’s primary goal is to positively influence behavior through education. Our mission has never been more relevant. We are eager safely welcome visitors through our doors again to engage our community in the study of history to ensure we do not continue to repeat the mistakes from our past. The history taught at the Museum speaks to the issues of today and encourages visitors to be Upstanders in their daily lives. Every person who visits the Museum learns the history of the Holocaust and what happens when antisemitism, racism, and hatred go unchecked. Additional funds are needed to mitigate the financial shortfalls resulting from the Museum’s temporary
closure to ensure that we can educate generations to come.


While we prepare for the ideal time to reopen, we are working to deliver an experience that respects social distancing guidelines and best practices for health and safety. The safety of our visitors and staff has always been, and remains, our top priority.


Program: JTribe Student to Student Engagement @ UT!
Amount Requested: Up to $30,000

JTribe Student to Student Engagement is taking off WITH YOUR HELP even more so during COVID-19! Many Jewish students at UT and surrounding universities are unaffiliated, not interested or disconnected from Jewish life. How do we get them to connect to Jewish communal life? This huge void needs to be filled! JTRIBE is a grassroots movement of diverse Jewish students who come together for social events, social action, Jewish education, cultural awareness and mentoring events: a unique mix of peer-to-peer Jewish programming, mentorship, community service, leadership development and social fun.


JTribe  sets up a road to discovery, connecting to their Jewish roots and heritage and building strong relationships with the Jewish community which will continue after graduation. Jewish social and cultural events are run by the students: speakers, music, socializing, Shabbat and holidays. Friends reach out to friends and acquaintances and are engaging them in Jewish programming.


Close-knit networks are built in a social setting. JTribe’s program empowers our lead interns to engage fellow Jewish students on a peer-to-peer level: Many are unaffiliated and on the fringes of the Jewish community. The program works by creating organic social networks based on shared identity and social values. Social & educational Jewish activities are planned outside of our center, on campus & the surrounding environs. An increase in anti-Semitism and a decrease in student participation makes it imperative to reach out and engage young Jews on campus.  The JTribe program makes the difference! YOU make the difference! 


Program: New and Transfer Student Engagement
Amount Requested: $3,000

Hillels of North Texas understands that the beginning of college can be a stressful stage, especially now during these difficult times. Our campuses are doing their best to plan a return to in-person classes, but students will likely encounter a very different campus environment and some freshmen will choose to spend their first year of
college at home. Although some may be at home, students crave a college experience that is a time to find their identities and build relationships as emerging adults.


Hillel is here to support them on their journeys by creating a supportive community in which students can be their true, authentic selves. Our organization provides an inclusive environment for new students to find their new college family and explore their connection with Jewish life in North Texas. We are committed to providing incoming freshmen a great experience like they would have if this were a traditional school year. That is why Hillels of North Texas is using innovative solutions to engage and connect with our incoming and returning students.


Staff and student leaders are planning over the summer to create weekly Zoom calls, online events such as cooking classes and games nights, as well as small groups of underclassmen and upperclassmen to ensure freshmen will feel welcomed and involved in Jewish life on campus. Please join us at any level to fund Hillel’s outreach programs and the staff team integral to those outreach efforts who connect meaningfully with students and inspire their Jewish lives.


Program: Creating Home-School Connection with Technology
Amount Requested: $3,200

The preschool will be streaming their service into the classrooms and creating at-home connection with students who are remaining home via zoom. The Religious school will need to be able to project Google slides and/or PowerPoints to marry the in-person and remote experience. We would like to utilized smart tvs or projectors in each classroom. The estimated amount is for 16 classrooms. They will all potentially utilized at the same time, but I have combine our need wherever possible.


Program: Blended Learning Technology Upgrade
Amount Requested: $75,000

Mesorah High School for Girls is a college preparatory school that instills in each student a love of learning and a deep understanding of her unique role as a Jewish woman. We have utilized a Blended Learning approach, offering students access to technology in the classroom and opportunities for online courses as part of their core-curricular program. The disruption to learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic challenged Mesorah to explore new ways to provide a high-quality academic experience for our students in the absence of being physically together on campus. Through our experiences using the Zoom online platform along with Google Classroom, we discovered many positive opportunities for learning even under normal circumstances.


Moving forward, we are expanding our Blended Learning model of instruction, combining online and face to face instruction. In addition to enabling us to provide more content and flexible learning opportunities to our students, we will be well-positioned to continue instruction for individual students or teachers who may be unable to attend  classes regardless of the reason, or for the entire school year if necessary. With that in mind, we are seeking to upgrade our technology infrastructure by outfitting classrooms with large screen TV’s, cameras and the hardware and networking to support those devices, to provide each of our students with Chromebooks capable of streaming live video, and to provide each of our teachers with Laptops capable of managing online instruction and training them in the use of technology and Blended Learning to maximize their impact.


Program: Helping Our Community Deal Financially with Covid-19
Amount Requested: $175,000

The Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association (DHFLA) offers Dallas Area Jews interest free loans addressing a variety of needs including: general needs, healthcare, higher education, fertility/adoption, special needs, Jewish heritage, business loans, and emergency loans.


The current health crisis has triggered an economic crisis. DHFLA has seen an increase in requests from the community for assistance in general and specifically to meet business and education needs. We need to be in a position to help our community recover from the impact of the pandemic. We hope you will join with us and help bridge the financial gap that an interest free loan can provide. DHFLA loans keeps problems from compounding and helps families meet the educational needs of their children, helps small businesses keep the doors open and employees paid, and assist individuals with general needs.


So many in our community have experienced job losses or reductions of income and they need us to be able to help them during this difficult time. It will get better and we are in a unique position to support individuals and families until the economy recovers with your help. This is truly the mitzvah that keeps giving. When loans are repaid the funds are loaned out again and again. Our community has grown dramatically, as have its needs. The demand for these programs is at an all-time high and we need your support now more than ever so we can provide a hand up not a hand out.


Program: Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Immersion Program
Amount Requested: $30,000

GDB believes that every eligible person who is blind or visually impaired should have the opportunity to partner with an exceptional guide dog to provide them with enhanced independence, confidence, mobility, and companionship. Although blindness can be a very isolating condition, being paired with a highly trained guide dog helps our clients connect with those around them, and embrace life  through education, employment, travel, and other pursuits made easier with the support of a guide dog.

Many who want a guide dog lack the necessary Orientation and Mobility (O&M) skills needed to qualify for a guide dog. Across the United States, O&M services are often unreliable and, in many communities, non-existent. GDB’s O&M Immersion Program fills an important need for our clients by providing them with critical tools for working and living with a guide dog. Our unique six-day course is provided free  for qualified applicants, in tandem with our partner agencies. Participants are paired with an O&M specialist and receive 25 to 30 hours to work on skills to enhance their overall mobility and independence, with an emphasis on non-tactile strategies for navigation (skills essential to traveling with a guide dog).

Since the program started in 2016, GDB has provided O&M training to more than 120 individuals, six who were from Texas. These people would otherwise not qualify for a guide dog. Our goal is to expand the program this year to serve an additional 40 clients so they can experience the life-changing freedom that a guide dog brings.


Program: Camp Friendship - Winter Camp
Amount Requested: $5,000

Camp is a tremendous life changing event for a typical young person. How more so is this true for a young person with special needs. Yet, for most young people with special needs, attending a typical camp with typical friends is rarely an option. Camp Friendship - Winter Camp takes place during winter break, providing a tremendous service to our members' families; parents can drop off their child and know he or she will make friends and have a great time!


Program: Pitzel Puppet Players
Amount Requested: $3,500

The Pitzel Puppet Players by Gail Mabel and Naomi Sanit are puppet shows for children and adults teaching Jewish holidays and values. Gail and Naomi were Akiba Academy Pre-school teachers for over twenty years during which time they learned the benefit of using puppets to teach children Jewish lessons. For many years, Gail and Naomi have been performing puppet shows at Tiferet Israel throughout the school year as part of Tiferet’s monthly Children’s Shabbat celebrations as well as Center for Jewish Education, PJ Library and Akiba Academy special programs.


Since the COVID lockdown when all programs and services at Tiferet Israel were put on hold, Gail and Naomi started recording their shows through Zoom and posting the shows online. Tiferet Israel is requesting donations of $3,500 to support the online and social media presence of the Pitzel Puppet Players including acquiring better puppets and recording technology, and developing a website and social media platforms to promote the Pitzel Puppet Players.


You can see their shows at: 


Program: Stronger STEAM and Judaics Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
Amount Requested: $25,000

Akiba Yavneh Academy of Dallas, the only Modern Orthodox ECC-12th grade co-educational school in Dallas, is committed to our mission, providing the best Judaic and secular academic experience to our students. During these unprecedented times, with the COVID-19 pandemic still on the rise, and economic uncertainty looming, we are dealing with significant challenges. Financial support will help to develop a stronger curriculum, especially in STEAM and Judaics, and extracurricular activities, which we will need to adapt to our new reality.


Investment in our ground-breaking Ma’a lot Learning Differences program is crucial as we provide access to exemplary academics to all children. In addition, funds will help provide critical Professional Development for our faculty and staff with investment in state-of-the-art education teaching models and tools. Most important, funds will have significant impact for our families requiring tuition assistance, a growing, and our greatest need right now. We anticipate for this next school year, more families will either have new need for assistance, have a greater need than they did before, or simply choose to stop investing in Jewish education altogether in these uncertain times. For the coming year, with this pandemic causing much strife in our family’s lives, we project that between 60%-65% of our families will request and receive some degree of significant tuition assistance.


Please consider meaningful support in the amount of $25,000 to Akiba Yavneh Academy of Dallas. We need it now more than ever.

Program: Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Amount Requested: $25,000-100,000

The Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is a pluralistic, college-prep, semester-study abroad program in which Israel becomes a living classroom. Since 1972, AMHSI has been providing students with the context to form their own sense of Jewish peoplehood in preparation for college and life beyond. The Lone Star State Grant, was established with a lead gift from the Bar-Yadin Family Foundation, in order to offer financial stipends to students from across the State of Texas to study at AMHSI-JNF.


The goal is to increase enrollment from Texas by offering the opportunity to more students without worry of any financial barrier. COVID-19 presented us with tremendous challenges, however, we are excited for our upcoming Fall Semester, which is experiencing record numbers. We will also be launching a new Gap Year program – Frontier Israel, for rising college freshman and sophmores. Following these developments and the challenges faced by the Israel Teen Immersive market, we are making every effort to ensure that AMHSI is fiscally healthy, able to bring back our faculty, preparing our campus, and ensuring that our scholarship funds are replenished and available to all those wishing to participate.

At AMHSI, we talk about not losing the forest for the trees; no matter what challenge comes -our objective is to focus on the big picture: investing in our children, our next generation, and future US – Israel relations. One thing is clear, the repercussions of a generation missing out on Israel would impact the future of the Jewish community.


Program: The Sh'ma Project 
Amount Requested: $15,000

We are requesting support for The Sh’ma Project, an educational, artistic movement against hate designed to reach young adults. Performances and creative educational workshops -- online or in person -- address the international resurgence of anti-Semitism, honoring the many peoples who have been displaced, detained, and deported since the Holocaust. 


The Sh’ma Project weaves education, performance, and audience engagement into a cohesive whole. Onstage, Sh’ma tells one family’s story of the Holocaust in 90 minutes, featuring 15-20 performers. The protagonist, based on the director’s mother as a Budapest schoolgirl, travels from familiarity to deportation, concentration camp to refugee camp, stateless teen to immigrant. Schools with good theater facilities serve as hubs, inviting or streaming to other schools, JCC’s and community groups. The Sh’ma Project gives young people personal narratives to identify with in ways that traditional history lessons cannot. Combining dance/theater with
film projections helps students understand historical context and make contemporary connections.


Many public high school students have not had the opportunity to creatively process information about the Holocaust. Student groups participating in pre- and post-performance “Upstander Workshops” will be guided to interpret the difficult content in empowering, creative ways. Through dialogue, personalization, and expressive movement, audience participants will create collaborative responses to their shared experience. The goal of the Sh’ma Project is to create a responsive space for young people to learn about the Shoah and to converse, explore, identify and ultimately reject hate speech and behaviors that lead to atrocities and genocide.


Program: Student Interfaith Community Seder
Amount Requested: $2,500

The Texas A&M Hillel Student Board wants to host an Interfaith Community Seder. It would be a student led service. The students would invite students from groups that are a part of the Campus Ministry Association Episcopals, Luthers, Baptist, Methodists, Muslim,7th Day Adventists, Navigators, LDS to name a few. There has been some interfaith dialogue between these groups but we are hoping to take it to the next level. The student board is excited about this possibility to educate their fellow students.


Program: Matching Funds for CNM Grant-writing Support
Amount Requested: $2,500

TDJHS has been chosen to receive matching funds from the Center for Nonprofit Management for Grant-writing support, which is sorely needed, especially at this time of Covid-19, when major fundraising events were canceled, leaving a large hole in our operating budget. Additionally, this will provide sophisticated support to allow us to learn better techniques for fundraising going forward.


This opportunity is only possible if DJHS can provide matching funds to a grant from CNM itself, funds that are not currently budgeted, nor available. Grant Research CNM will work with DJHS to understand their unique funding objectives. They will then perform 10 hours of research to identify foundations that align with these funding objectives. CNM’s research will be conducted using its subscription-only donor database directory and specialized industry knowledge. CNM will then create an estimated five funder profiles with detailed funder information.


Grant Writing Working from the grant research conducted above and from funding opportunities already identified by DJHS, CNM will review the funder’s application requirements and then obtain the relevant information needed to develop the supporting narrative. This process may incorporate a review of any DJHS identified evidence-based practices, programming goals, related stories, and other financial support in place to justify funding. CNM will then prepare the narrative elements of the grant applications and provide a draft to DJHS for review and verification. CNM has budgeted seven standard length applications for this project.


Program: Andy Warhol Exhibition - Jewish Heroes and Icons
Amount Requested: $25,000

 The National Center for Jewish Art, in Dallas, is the only Jewish Museum of Art and Culture in our region. The Museum’s purpose is (1) to promote the understanding and the preservation of the Artistic and Cultural Heritage of the Jewish People; and (2) honoring Jewish Heritage, religion and culture through the collection, display and presentation of various art; and (3) upholding diversity and understanding through education, and exhibition and study of, related art forms.


This past February we hosted the convention of over 100 Jewish museums called the Council of American Jewish Museums. Our exhibitions feature Jewish Ceremonial Art, Contemporary Jewish Art, and the Art of Israel. We are asking for funds to make art accessible to children. The Museum’s latest exhibition features renowned artist Andy Warhol entitled Jewish Heroes and Icons. Warhol produced this incredible series of original works of art that highlight important Jewish lives.


Children and their families learn the biographies of Jewish Heroes like Albert Einstein, Golda Meier, Sigmund Freud, Louis Brandeis, Gertrude Stein, Franz Kafka, Martin Buber, and George Gershwin. Just in time for the Fall school year, Andy Warhol: Jewish Heroes and Icons will be made available to students of our Jewish Day Schools and Jewish students at home or internet based  programs. Through the donors generosity, admissions will be made available to hundreds of Jewish students and their families. Please help us to make Jewish art accessible to Jewish children and their families.


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