Supporting Programs that Welcome People to Judaism

Funding efforts that help interfaith couples and others learn about Judaism.

A private foundation giving exclusively to Jewish nonprofits.

* Up to $5,000 available for final 2017 grant awards. Apply Now


NCEJ funds online and print advertising as well as brochures and pamphlets to help groups promote Introduction to Judaism and Taste classes, conversion programs, and similar initiatives. NCEJ funding also enables organizations to develop innovative outreach pilot programs. Learn More


NCEJ supports the efforts of synagogues and other Jewish institutions to offer programs for those in the wider community who want to learn more about Judaism, including holiday workshops, intro classes, and ask-a-rabbi sessions. Learn More


NCEJ provides an incentive for synagogues to provide new programs, with the goal of attracting more members and strengthening their connection to Judaism. Learn More

Serving the Jewish Community for 20+ Years

NCEJ provides grants exclusively to Jewish nonprofits for publicity and other programming costs for Introduction to Judaism and conversion classes, holiday how-to’s, and similar educational programs that explain what Judaism is all about.  Frequently Asked Questions

Grant Applications

NCEJ supports the efforts of synagogues and other Jewish groups to reach out with special programming to those who want to explore becoming part of the Jewish community. For more details and to download the application click here.

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Recent News

NCEJ Funds Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Outreach Grants

Through NCEJ, the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) has awarded outreach grants to WRJ sisterhoods/women’s groups to fund programs within their communities that reach out to interfaith families, unaffiliated Jews and non-Jews who are seeking information about Jewish...

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NCEJ-URJ “Introduction to Judaism” Marketing Grant

Through NCEJ, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has awarded 12 grants to congregations / consortia of congregations to market their "Introduction to Judaism" classes.  The congregations are located in areas where the URJ does not coordinate "Intro" classes.  The...

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The Rabbinical Assembly Conversion Work Grant

The Rabbinical Assembly (RA) is the recipient of a significant grant from the National Center to Encourage Judaism to support the conversion work of colleagues.  Having learned about our extensive programming in this area, the Executive Director of NCEJ, Ellen...

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