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-USA and Nefesh B’Nefesh are excited to offer Ma’alot Grants for Israel-related synagogue programming to strengthen the connection between your synagogue community, our organizations, and our beloved Israel.



Grants up to $2500 will be available to US synagogues of any stream or denomination. Programming can be geared to any population in your congregation and must be Israel-centric.



We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Ma'alot grant year for programs that will take place from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024. 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-USA and Nefesh B’Nefesh logos.
  • Regular communication with your Jewish National Fund-USA Education team member and Nefesh B’Nefesh professionals is required.
  • During your program, you must display Jewish National Fund-USA 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 2023-2024 Grant cycle are currently being accepted.


For More Information

For more information, please contact Dr. Marnie Nadolne, Director, Jewish National Fund-USA Community Engagement at or Rabbi Paul Freedman, Director, Israel Strategic Partnerships, Israel Cohort, Conservative Movement,


Ma'alot Grant Recipients, 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


Ma'alot Grant Recipients, 2022-2023


Congregation Ner Tamid, Henderson, NV

Congregation B’nai Amoona, St. Louis, MO

Town and Village Synagogue, New York, NY

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynnewood, PA

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Minnetonka, MN

Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, OR

Temple Beth-El, Poughkeepsie, NY

Adat Shalom, Los Angeles, CA

Chevrei Tzedek Congregation, Baltimore, MD