Ma’alot: Taking Steps Towards Raising Israel Awareness

Synagogue Grants for Israel Programming

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About the Ma’alot Grant Program

Jewish National Fund and Nefesh B’Nefesh are excited to continue the Ma’alot Grant Program to help synagogues with Israel programming.  It is our hope that this program will strengthen the connections between synagogues, Jewish National Fund and Nefesh B’ Nefesh, while assisting individuals in your community to connect with resources that can strengthen their relationship with Israel. 



Micro-grants in the amount of $750-$1250 will be available to synagogues (U.S. synagogues only).  Programming can be geared to any population in your congregation. 



We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Ma'alot synagogue grant year for programs that will take place from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023. Applications will be reviewed once a month by a committee and the decision will be conveyed via email. We have a limited pool of money to distribute and once that money has been awarded we will no longer accept new applications. 

Grant Requirements

  • All publicity and materials should bear the Jewish National Fund and Nefesh B’Nefesh logos.
  • Regular communication with your Jewish National Fund Education team member and Nefesh B’Nefesh professionals is required.
  • During your program, you must display Jewish National Fund and Nefesh B’Nefesh materials.
  • Upon completion of your program or activities, a summary report must be submitted (details will be provided in the grant award letter).


Applications for the 2022-2023 Grant cycle are now open!





For More Information

For more information, please contact Daniel Friedman, Associate Director of Community Engagement at [email protected] or 323.964.1410, x956 or Rabbi Paul Freedman, Director, Israel Strategic Partnerships, Israel Cohort, Conservative Movement, [email protected] or 052-604-8292.


Ma'alot Grant Recipients for 2021-2022


Agudat Achim - Schenectady, NY

Beth El Synagogue - East Windsor, NJ

Beth Zion-Beth Israel - Philadelphia, PA

Bnai Amoona - St. Louis, MO

Congregation Neveh Shalom - Portland, OR

Congregation Beth Am Israel - Penn Valley, PA

Congregation Beth Sholom San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

East Meadow Beth-El Jewish Center - East Meadow, NY

First Hebrew Congregation - Peekskill, NY

Ramah - New York, NY

Sinai Temple - Los Angeles, CA

Temple Beth El - Poughkeepsie, NY

Temple Israel Center White Plains - White Plains, NY