NCEJ is Expanding Funding in 2018

NCEJ is Expanding Funding in 2018

NCEJ awarded well over $100,000 in grants for Jewish outreach efforts to synagogues, federations, and other Jewish nonprofit organizations in 2017!  This year we plan to increase our gifting by at least 10%. Applications are reviewed when they come in, so send us your...
NCEJ Funds Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Outreach Grants

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...
NCEJ-URJ “Introduction to Judaism” Marketing Grant

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...
The Rabbinical Assembly Conversion Work Grant

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...
NCEJ Partners with FJMC

NCEJ Partners with FJMC

The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Understanding Intermarriage Initiative, received a Grant from the National Center to Encourage Judaism (NCEJ) in order to award grants to Conservative Congregations throughout North America to openly advertise that they are...
Converts should be welcomed with open arms

Converts should be welcomed with open arms

This is an excerpt from a thought-provoking article that appeared in Tablet Magazine March 2016, written by Bethany Mandel.—-Ellen Ivanka Trump and double standards for converts. Jewish converts are often unfairly scrutinized and face intense pressure to obey...