We’ve profiled some great organizations below, including some of our partners, grantees and affiliations, as a resource to help you encourage Judaism.
Women of Reform Judaism
WRJ strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. The organization provides grant funds within their communities to interfaith families, unaffiliated Jews and non-Jews who are seeking information about Jewish life. WRJ has a dedicated Outreach page featuring their grant program partnership with NCEJ.
FJMC is the international umbrella organization for a confederation of more than 250 men’s auxiliaries serving 25,000 men throughout the United States and Canada. FJMC’s mission is to involve Jewish men in Jewish life, but its influence goes far beyond men in the Conservative/Masorti Movement. The programs have a profound impact on congregations, youth, world Jewry, and all of humanity. The FJMC, Understanding Intermarriage Initiative, received a Grant from the NCEJ in order to award grants to Conservative Congregations to openly advertise that they are welcoming to Interfaith Families. Read the article featuring the grant recipients.
The URJ strengthens congregations and communities that connect people to Jewish life. The organization works to unite thousands of years of tradition with modern experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. NCEJ has been fortunate enough to fund 12 URJ grants to congregations/consortia of congregations to market their Introduction to Judaism classes.
The RA is the international association of Conservative rabbis. The Assembly has been the creative force shaping the ideology, programs, and practices of the Conservative movement, and is committed to building and strengthening the totality of Jewish life. The Assembly publishes learned texts, prayerbooks, and works of Jewish interest; and it administers the work of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards for the Conservative movement. The NCEJ invited the RA to disperse funds to members who run programs for those who are interested in becoming Jewish. The underlying objective of this grant is to increase Jewish conversion and synagogue affiliation nationwide.
RF is a spiritual & intellectual resource for anyone wishing to learn more about the largest Jewish movement in North America. RJ seeks to provide content that describes and demonstrates the traditions and innovations of Reform Jewish life. Whether you are Reform, from a different stream of Judaism, “just Jewish,” interested in conversion, or merely curious, RF provides resources that answer your questions and reflect the engaging, inclusive, and welcoming aspects of Reform Judaism.
The HUC-JIR is the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, leaders in Jewish education, and nonprofit management professionals. HUC-JIR builds vibrant progressive Judaism in North America, Israel and around the globe.
RJOB offers classes and workshops for interfaith couples and individuals exploring Judaism and the Jewish community. The programs are designed to strengthen understanding and communication about issues that are common to many interfaith relationships, such as raising children in an interfaith family, celebrating family holidays, and staying close to both partners’ extended families.
USCJ is a network of communities – committed to a dynamic Judaism that create the conditions for a powerful and vibrant Jewish life, empowering Jews in North America to be inspired by Judaism to improve the world and the Jewish people.
The JDI is Boston’s resource for interfaith couples, families and individuals interested in learning about Conservative Judaism. The JDI offers programs to help people explore the intricacies of interfaith relationships including a meaningful conversion program. Additionally, the JDI provides training and support to Rabbis, educators, and lay leaders to make local Conservative and independent synagogues more sensitive to the needs of interfaith couples.
Kulanu (“All of Us” in Hebrew), founded in 1994, is a non-profit organization which engages with isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities around the world and supports them in their desire to learn more about Judaism and connect with other Jewish communities. Kulanu raises awareness and support for these communities – many of whom have long been disconnected from the worldwide Jewish community – through education, research, networking, fundraising, and publications about their histories and traditions.
Be’chol Lashon (In Every Tongue) is an advocacy group that aims to grow and strengthen the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural, and racial inclusiveness. Goals include increasing the Jewish population by encouraging those who would like to be part of the Jewish people, educating Jews and the general public about Jewish diversity, and strengthening diverse Jewish communities worldwide.
Shavei Israel is a non profit organization that aims to help descendants of Jews reconnect with the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Shavei Israel reaches out to “lost” and “hidden” Jews around the world– from Poland to Peru, and Barcelona to Brazil—and helps them return to Judaism.
eJewish Philanthropy is an independent on-line publisher highlighting the latest happenings in the world of Jewish philanthropy. eJP features original thought pieces on issues facing the Jewish community along with information on the newest digital and best practice strategies as they relate to managing and promoting a nonprofit organization.
Building Jewish Bridges
BJB supports interfaith families in the Jewish community in identifying their familial, spiritual and communal goals through workshops, social events and couples counseling. BJB connects families with community resources, provides a variety of Jewish practice ideas and offers continued learning at all levels.
My Jewish Learning
MJL is all about empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more. MJL offers thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.
AJU is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon the mission of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood. AJU is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country. The AJU community includes: college students, graduate students in business, education and arts, aspiring rabbis, Jews of every age, belief, background and denomination, and non-Jews as well.
JCCA strengthens and leads Jewish Community Centers (JCC), YM-YWHAs and camps throughout North America. JCCA partners with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the JCC Movement. JCC Association offers services and resources to increase the effectiveness of JCCs as they provide community engagement and educational, cultural, social, recreational, and Jewish identity building programs to enhance Jewish life throughout North America.
Hillel engages with and inspires the leadership of Jewish college students to celebrate Jewish learning and living, pursue social justice (tikkun olam and tzedek) and connect to their peers and the global Jewish people. Through participation in life-changing trips and campus initiatives, students learn to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid organization. Active in 70 countries, JDC works to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. JDCs reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing high-impact disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.
The Jewish Federation system identifies, supports and addresses the full range of social service issues, provides lifesaving humanitarian relief, supports breakthrough programs for all ages, and sustains the Jewish community today and for future generations. The JFNA raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs.
Rabbis Without Borders
Rabbis Without Borders is a network of over 150 rabbis representing all of the denominations in Judaism. RWB values pluralism, innovation and service to all. RWB introduces new programs, products, and services in education and outreach.
Interfaith Family is a premiere resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. IFF offers educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
Kveller.com is a website which provides diverse resources for parents to incorporate Judaism and Jewish culture into their parenting style. Kveller offers ideas, information and inspiration for first-time parents, interfaith parents, queer parents, adoptive parents, and everything in between.
The mission of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland is to ensure Jewish continuity in Cleveland by fostering and strengthening lifelong Jewish learning and education across diverse settings. The vision of the JECC is to inspire more people to find meaning and value in their lives through Jewish lifelong learning.
The RMRC is a multi-denominational agency serving Colorado rabbis from the various branches of Judaism. One of their most important initiatives is their 28 week Into to Judaism series. It is designed by and is taught by the members of the RMRC. The program is designed to give serious students (Jews and non-Jews) a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history, culture, religious practices and day to day life of the Jewish people.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, a member of the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, is one of the largest social service, recreational and educational organizations in the region. The JCC has created an environment rooted in Jewish values that strengthens the physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being of individuals and families.
The JTS is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education, training thoughtful, innovative leaders—rabbis, cantors, educators, lay leaders, and scholars—who strengthen our communities with a vision of Judaism that is deeply grounded in the Jewish past and thoroughly engaged with contemporary society.