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 2021 Ma'alot synagogue grant year for programs that will take place from August 2021 - May 2022. 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 2021 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.


Recipients of a 2019 Ma’alot Grant


Adath Israel                                              Merion Station, PA

Beth Chaim Reform Congregation        Malvern, PA

Congregation B’nai Amoona                  St. Louis, MO

Congregation Etz Hayim                        Arlington, VA

East Meadow Jewish Center                 East Meadow, NY

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El    Highland Park, IL

Ohavi Zedeck                                            Burlington, VT

Shaarei Tikvah                                          Scarsdale, NY

Shirat Hayam                                            Ventnor, NJ

Sinai Temple                                             Los Angeles, CA

Sutton Place Synagogue                        New York, NY

Temple of Aaron                                      St. Paul, MN

Temple Israel of Great Neck                  Great Neck, NY