Funding efforts that help interfaith couples and others learn about Judaism.
A private foundation giving exclusively to Jewish nonprofits.
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, introductory 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
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.
The National Center for Encouraging Judaism* has awarded $25,000 to The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to in turn help smaller federations run programs that help others learn more about Judaism. JFNA will fund up to five outreach initiatives geared towards...read more
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...read more
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...read more