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Nearly $40,000 in JCF Grants Awarded to Benefit SNJ

Nearly $40,000 in JCF Grants Awarded to Benefit SNJ

The Grants Committee and Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. recently announced that JCF Grants awarded for 18 new and innovative programs throughout Southern New Jersey totaled close to $40,000.

JCF Grants of up to $5,000 each are provided biannually during the spring and fall. The JCF’s Grants Committee, chaired by Rhona Cohen and Susan Olinsky, reviews all applications to determine which best fit the criteria, and the JCF’s Board of Trustees votes on final approval. Click on the accompanying graphics to read the full list of Spring 2024 JCF grants that received approval, or refer to the list at bottom. For details about the application process, visit

Award dollars for JCF Grants are made possible each year thanks to JCF Community Grants Fund and the following endowment funds (EF): Fannie & Meyer Adelman Family EF, Florence & Fred Bryen EF, Bush Refrigeration EF, Glenn Cohen Memorial EF, Keren Ami (My People’s) EF, Larry Lerner Memorial EF, Bertha & William Remer EF, Stella Schaevitz EF, Louis Silverman EF, and Norma & Leonard Zelnick EF.

The next round of JCF Grants will be provided this fall, and nonprofits and synagogues are encouraged to apply. Please note these important dates:

  • Tuesday, September 3: Fall 2024 JCF Grants Cycle opens, details will be available at

  • Thursday, September 19 at 9 am: Join our complimentary, hybrid JCF Grants Workshop to learn more about applying for JCF Grants, with time for Q&A. Email to RSVP or for more details.

  • Wednesday, October 30 at 5 pm: Fall 2024 JCF Grants Application Deadline

  • Early December (by approximately December 2): Application Results will be announced

  • If you receive a JCF Grant in fall:

    • Your JCF Grant-funded program/service should begin after January 1, 2025

    • Grantees will have until November 30, 2025 to request for reimbursement for the expenses

For questions about JCF grants or to RSVP for the workshop, please contact JCF Assistant Director Mike Staff at (856) 673-2528 or

Spring 2024 JCF Grant Recipients (Organization name in bold, followed by program name):

Cherry Hill Free Clinic : PT/INR Point of Care Testing

Congregation Beth El + Temple Beth Sholom :  

       Lunch and Movie Matinee

Congregation Kol Ami : “At the Well”

Congregation Sons of Israel : 

       Self-Service & User-Friendly Website Improvement

Jewish Community Relations Council (3) : 

       Interfaith Community Trip to Hindu Temple

       Israel in Our Backyard

       Violins of Hope (Raab/Goodwin Center)

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (6) :

       Community-wide Professional Development

       Jewish Support and Programs on Local College Campuses  

       Men and Women Affinity Groups at Weinberg Commons

       Professional Networking Groups

       Teen Hesed Project

       Young Jewish Singles Engagement

Katz JCC (2) : 

Care Team at JCC Camps at Medford

Ping Pong for Parkinson’s

Kellman Brown Academy : 

       KBA Kindergarten Recruitment Programming Fall 2024

Raise the Bar Family Services  :  Social Squad Summer Camp

Temple Beth Sholom + Congregation Beth El + 

       Congregation Kol Ami  :  

       Tri-County Teen Speakers Summit


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